Former 2009 Under-20 World Cup forward Jamal Gay grabbed the second hattrick of the season last night, as Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh routed Pro League table proppers, Club Sando, 6-0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
San Juan North Secondary schoolboy Brent Sam also got a goal on his return to the professional ranks while Fabian Reid and Ricardo Harriott got the other items in a comprehensive triumph for the “San Juan Kings.”
The result pushed Jabloteh to second place and just one point adrift of leaders Defence Force, although third place Bankers Insurance Central FC (11 points) have a game in hand.
Gay’s trick follows a treble from DIRECTV W Connection attacker Jomal Williams on Sunday in a 5-0 rout of St Ann’s Rangers. Connection failed to get on the score sheet last night though, as they were stunned 2-0 by Defence Force in the second match of the Couva double header.
Ross Russell Jr continued his fine goal scoring run since return from full back to left midfield, as he bagged his fourth league goal of the season while veteran striker Devorn Jorsling grabbed an insurance item for the “Teteron Boys” against Connection.
Elsewhere at Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin Civic eked out a 1-0 win over Morvant Caledonia United to move to sixth place in the 10-team table. Former Trinidad and Tobago National Under-23 attacker Shackiel Henry did the honours for Point Fortin, who have shaken off the pre-season departures of Marcus Joseph and Andre Ettienne to continue their resurgence under coach Leroy De Leon.
In contrast, Caledonia have just four from a possible 18 points so far this season, as coach Jerry Moe tries to get the chemistry right with a new look outfit.
Pro League action continues this evening with a double header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.
Police FC can leapfrog from seventh to third place if they pull off a triumph against Rangers from 6 pm. While, at 8 pm, defending champions Central FC tackle North East Stars.
A victory for Central will see the “Couva Sharks” draw alongside leaders Defence Force on points while fifth place North East Stars will look to reverse a recent slide with a result that can see them move to third.
Pro League results
(Tuesday December 15)
Club Sando 0, San Juan Jabloteh 6 (Ricardo Harriott 16, Jamal Gay 27, 64, 74, Fabian Reid 63, Brent Sam 78) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
W Connection 0, Defence Force 2 (Ross Russell Jr 41, Devorn Jorsling 59) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
Point Fortin Civic 1 (Shackiel Henry 10), Morvant Caledonia United 0 at Mahaica Oval;
(Wednesday December 16)
St Ann’s Rangers v Police FC, 6 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
North East Stars v Central FC, 8 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
(Friday December 18)
Club Sando v Police FC, 6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
W Connection v San Juan Jabloteh, 8 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
(Saturday December 19)
Morvant Caledonia United v Central FC, 3.30 pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;
Defence Force v North East Stars, 4 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
St Ann’s Rangers v Point Fortin Civic, 6 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium.