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San Juan Jabloteh go fourth with 3-2 Pro League win over Rangers

Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh rebounded from their crushing 5-0 midweek loss to defending champions, Central FC, to climb to fourth in the 10-team Pro League standings with a 3-2 win over bottom placed St Ann’s Rangers at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar.

Photo: San Juan Jabloteh forward Jamal Gay (right) tries to race clear of DIRECTV W Connection defender Gerard Williams (left) during 2015/16 Pro League action in Couva. Looking on is Jabloteh assistant coach Nigel Henry. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: San Juan Jabloteh forward Jamal Gay (right) tries to race clear of DIRECTV W Connection defender Gerard Williams (left) during 2015/16 Pro League action in Couva.
Looking on is Jabloteh assistant coach Nigel Henry.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Jabloteh got all three goals in the first half as winger Sean Bonval and lanky striker Jamal Gay struck within the opening 15 minutes while central defender Adrian Reid made it 3-0 with a 35th minute penalty.

Rangers did make things interesting in the second half, though, as goals from Terrence Cornwall and Kadeem Hutchinson provided a tense finish. But the “San Juan Kings” held on for the result.

DIRECTV W Connection and Japs North East Stars square off from 3.30 pm tomorrow in the final game of this weekend’s Pro League fixtures.

Stars will leapfrog Jabloteh to fourth spot with a win while Connection are desperate to stay close to leaders, Defence Force, who are six points clear at present.

Photo: San Juan Jabloteh players (from right) Rickardo Harriott, Damian Williams, Brent Sam, Keyon Edwards, Kennedy Hinkson and Jamal Gay celebrate Edwards' second half winner during 2015/16 Pro League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: San Juan Jabloteh players (from right) Rickardo Harriott, Damian Williams, Brent Sam, Keyon Edwards, Kennedy Hinkson and Jamal Gay celebrate Edwards’ second half winner during 2015/16 Pro League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Pro League results

(Saturday January 30)

St Ann’s Rangers 2 (Terrence Cornwall 46, Kadeem Hutchinson 61), San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Sean Bonval 5, Jamal Gay 15, Adrian Reid 35 pen) at Larry Gomes Stadium;

(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 striker Devon Mitchell heads home the game winner while W Connection player Gerard Williams (background) looks on during 2015/16 Pro League action. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Club Sando striker Devon Mitchell heads home the game winner while W Connection player Gerard Williams (background) looks on during 2015/16 Pro League action.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Upcoming fixtures

(Sunday January 31)

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

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