Defending Pro League champions, Central FC, will not challenge for the First Citizens Cup after they were eliminated on kicks from the penalty mark by Morvant Caledonia United this afternoon at the Morvant Recreation Ground.
Both teams were goalless after 90 minutes of regulation time and, from the spot, the Morvant Caledonia troops held their nerve to pull off a notable absence. It was the second successive result for the “Eastern Stallions” at home too, after a 1-1 draw with Defence Force in Pro League action on 4 November.
Central follow W Connection out of the exit after the “Savonetta Boys” were also beaten from the spot yesterday against Ma Pau Stars. Connection were the defending First Citizen Cup champions after beating Central to the title in 2015.
At present, Morvant Caledonia, Stars and Defence Force are in line to pick up the mantle. The fourth semifinal team will be decided tomorrow when Police FC and Point Fortin Civic clash from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
First Citizens Cup Quarterfinal round
(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 0, Morvant Caledonia United 0 at Morvant Recreation Ground;
*—Morvant Caledonia win 3-2 on kicks from the penalty mark;
(Monday 14 November)
Police FC vs Point Fortin Civic, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.