Angus Eve enjoyed his first triumph as St Ann’s Rangers coach last night as last season’s table proppers held off Morvant/Caledonia United 2-1 to climb to fifth spot in the 10-team Pro League standings.
Sayid Freitas scored twice in the first half and, despite a second half item from Caledonia’s Guyanese international marksman Sheldon Holder, Rangers retained their lead for Eve’s first three point haul at the club.
The result capped a memorable week for Eve, who was inducted into the Trinidad and Tobago First Citizens Sports Foundation Hall of Fame last Friday for his stellar international career, just hours after he led Naparima College to the South Zone Intercol final.
In the second game of a Hasely Crawford Stadium double header, Police FC kept their unbeaten League streak alive, as they fought back from 3-1 down to hold San Juan Jabloteh at 3-3.
Lanky striker Jamal Gay scored twice and has now managed goals in his last three successive matches for the “San Juan Kings.” Winger Nathan Lewis, who was in irresistible form in the Toyota Classic Cup last Saturday, also got on the score sheet.
But Kareem Freitas kept the “Lawmen” in the match with his fourth league goal of the season from as many matches before Makesi Lewis snatched a share of the points with a double in the last five minutes of the game.
The result kept Police in fourth spot with six points while Jabloteh, who have four points, stayed sixth and level on points with W Connection and Point Fortin Civic.
Pro League results
(Tuesday November 24)
Point Fortin Civic 1 (Kerwin Stafford 62), North East Stars 2 (Keron Cummings 35, Jomoul Francois 75) at Mahaica;
Club Sando 1 (Teba McKnight 75), Defence Force 4 (Ross Russell Jr 54, 88, Devorn Jorsling 65, Kerry Joseph 72) at Ato Boldon;
W Connection 1 (Briel Thomas 88), Central FC 1 (Willis Plaza 22) at Ato Boldon;
(Thursday November 26)
Morvant/Caledonia United 1 (Sheldon Holder 68), St Ann’s Rangers 2 (Sayid Freitas 16, 20) at Hasely Crawford;
Police FC 3 (Kareem Freitas 68, Makesi Lewis 85, 87), San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Jamal Gay 7, 79, Nathan Lewis 13) at Hasely Crawford.