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Defence Force drop points on fete night; Central draw close with Police win

Defence Force continued their habit of dropping points near to the popular Army Fete, as the Pro League leaders were held goalless by Point Fortin Civic today at Mahaica Oval.

Photo: Defence Force winger Kishun Seecharan (centre) tries to drive past Central FC players Jamal Jack (left) and Darren Mitchell during 2015/16 Pro League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Defence Force winger Kishun Seecharan (centre) tries to drive past Central FC players Jamal Jack (left) and Darren Mitchell during 2015/16 Pro League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

The result, coupled with a 3-0 win by second placed Central FC over Police FC, means that Defence Force’s lead was cut to just a solitary point.

Club Sando and Morvant Caledonia United also went head to head and it was the former team that prevailed, for the second time this month, with a 1-0 win courtesy of a Devon Modeste goal.

The result helped Sando to stay above Caledonia in seventh place in the 10 team table while it ended a two-game winning streak for the “Eastern Stallions.”

For Police, the misery continues as a goal apiece from Marcus Joseph and Darren Mitchell and an Anton Hutchinson own goal helped Central to a comfortable victory after a goalless first half.

The “Lawmen” have conceded 12 goals in their last four matches and, after going into the Christmas break in second place, they now occupy fifth spot.

Police can drop to sixth tomorrow if Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh follow the form book and defeat St Ann’s Rangers when they clash from 3.30 pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar.

Photo: Central FC midfielder Darren Mitchell (left) strokes past St Ann's Rangers goalkeeper Stefan Berkeley during 2015/16 Pro League action yesterday. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Central FC midfielder Darren Mitchell (left) strokes past St Ann’s Rangers goalkeeper Stefan Berkeley during 2015/16 Pro League action yesterday.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

The Army/Coast Guard combination could not maintain their own form though, despite facing a Point Fortin Civic team that are winless in their last 17 games and conceded 17 goals in their last 14 outings.

The soldiers are expected to take a break tonight at their annual Carnival fete. Any further slip ups could cost them the Pro League crown, though.

 

Pro League results

(Friday January 29)

Point Fortin Civic 0, Defence Force 0 at Mahaica Oval;

Morvant Caledonia United 0, Club Sando 1 (Devon Modeste 65) at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Central FC 3 (Marcus Joseph 52, Darren Mitchell 55, Anton Hutchinson 67 OG), Police FC 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium.

 

Photo: Club Sando captain Kern Cupid takes a lift from goal scorer Amritt Gildharry during 2015/16 Pro League action against Morvant Caledonia United, earlier this month, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Club Sando captain Kern Cupid takes a lift from goal scorer Amritt Gildharry during 2015/16 Pro League action against Morvant Caledonia United, earlier this month, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Upcoming fixtures

(Saturday January 30)

St Ann’s Rangers v San Juan Jabloteh, 3.30 pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

(Sunday January 31)

North East Stars v W Connection, 3.30 pm, Larry Gomes Stadium.

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