Veteran Pro League marksman Devorn Jorsling scored all four goals for the Defence Force today, as the Army/Coast Guard combination shot down St Ann’s Rangers 4-2 in the First Citizens Cup quarterfinal round at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Jorsling’s beaver-trick ensures that Defence Force stay in the hunt for the first trophy of the season, despite a slow start in the Pro League where they are second from bottom in the 10-team standings.
Defence Force are joined by Ma Pau Stars who eliminated DIRECTV W Connection 3-0 on kicks from the penalty mark, after a goalless draw in regulation time. It was the second successive shootout win for Stars who also defeated San Juan Jabloteh on penalties last Tuesday after a 1-1 tie.
First Citizens Cup action continues from 3.30pm tomorrow at the Morvant Recreation Ground where Central FC face Morvant Caledonia United. While, on Monday 14 November, Police FC face Point Fortin Civic from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
The knockout competition pays TT$3,000, TT$5,000 and TT$7,000 each for wins in the play-off, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds respectively. While, on top of earlier earnings, the overall champion will pocket TT$110,000 with TT$20,000 going to the runner-up.
First Citizens Cup Qualifying Round
(Tuesday 8 November)
Club Sando 0, Defence Force 1 (Hashim Arcia 54) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Kennedy Hinkson 81), Ma Pau Stars 1 (Kerry Daniel 57) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
*—Stars won 3-1 on kicks from the penalty mark;
(Saturday 12 November)
St Ann’s Rangers 2 (Dylon King 53, Marvin Lee 72), Defence Force 4 (Devorn Jorsling 10, 20, 50, 84) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
W Connection 0, Ma Pau Stars 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium;
*—Stars won 3-0 on kicks from the penalty mark
(Sunday 13 November)
Central FC vs Morvant Caledonia United, 3.30pm, Morvant Recreation Ground;
(Monday 14 November)
Police FC vs Point Fortin Civic, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.