Defence Force strike late to down Morvant Caledonia; “Army” climb to second

Defence Force snapped a three match winless streak yesterday with a last gasp 2-1 win over Morvant Caledonia United to leapfrog DIRECTV W Connection into second place in 2015/16 TT Pro League action at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

Photo: Defence Force forward Richard Roy (right) celebrates with Marvin Jones during the 2014/15 Pro League season. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Defence Force forward Richard Roy (right) celebrates with Marvin Jones during the 2014/15 Pro League season.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Goalless up until the 82nd minute, the contest burst to life with a late strike from Defence Force forward Richard Roy—his first league goal of the season—followed by two stoppage time goals from his teammate Devorn Jorsling and veteran Morvant Caledonia winger Kareem “Tiny” Joseph.

The result helped the Army/Coast Guard combination climb one point clear of Connection, although they trail leaders Bankers Insurance Central FC by four points.

Morvant Caledonia remained in eighth place in the ten team table.

In yesterday’s other fixture, Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh followed up on their 3-1 midweek win over Club Sando with a 3-1 triumph against Japs North East Stars at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar.

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Jamaican playmaker Fabian Reid struck first for Jabloteh, who led 1-0 at the half. Gorean “Ratty” Highley equalised for Stars, straight after the resumption, but Jabloteh replied with seconds and got a third for good measure—both by winger Nathan Lewis—to ease to a 3-1 win.

Photo: San Juan Jabloteh winger Nathan Lewis (right) races past Morvant Caledonia United right back Ordell Flemming in 2015/16 Pro League action. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868
Photo: San Juan Jabloteh winger Nathan Lewis (right) races past Morvant Caledonia United right back Ordell Flemming in 2015/16 Pro League action.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868

Jabloteh now occupy fourth position, as they moved two points clear of Police FC.

Stars, who have not won in their last seven matches, are sixth with four points separating them from fifth placed Police but just three points ahead of seventh placed Club Sando.

TT Pro League results

(Saturday February 20)

W Connection 0, Club Sando 2 (Devon Modeste 54 pen, Kevon Woodley 57) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Johann Peltier 28), Central FC 3 (Leston Paul 15, Marcus Joseph 66, Kadeem Corbin 90) at Larry Gomes Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic 2 (Sylvester Teesdale 31, Glenn Sutton 85), Police FC 1 (Jameel Perry 79) at Mahaica Oval;

Photo: Central FC attacker Marcus Joseph (centre) scores the game winner in TT Pro League action on Saturday while St Ann's Rangers defender Shakiyl  Phillip (left) and goalkeeper Christopher Biggette watch on. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Central FC attacker Marcus Joseph (centre) scores the game winner in TT Pro League action on Saturday while St Ann’s Rangers defender Shakiyl Phillip (left) and goalkeeper Christopher Biggette watch on.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

(Sunday February 21)

North East Stars 1 (Gorean Highley 46), San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Fabian Reid 23, Nathan Lewis 47, 66) at Larry Gomes Stadium;


Morvant Caledonia Utd 1 (Kareem Joseph 90+4), Defence Force 2 (Richard Roy 82, Devorn Jorsling 90+3) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

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