North East Stars remained just one of two clubs with a 100 percent record in the 2017 Pro League season as they downed Defence Force 2-1 tonight in a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Winger Jomoul Francois and forward Rundell Winchester scored on either side of the half as the Stars, coached by ex-Joe Public champion coach Derek King, took their first big scalp of the season.
Trinidad and Tobago international Hashim Arcia registered the lone goal for the Army/Coast Guard combination.
In the other Couva fixture, San Juan Jabloteh picked up their second successive win as they edged Morvant Caledonia United 1-0, after an own goal by Kareem Baptiste.
W Connection remain atop the standings with three wins from as many matches with Jabloteh second with seven points. Stars, who have a game in hand against defending champions Central FC, are third with six points from their two outings to date.
Pro League results
(Friday 23 June)
Central FC 5 (Sean De Silva 31, Johan Peltier 35, Taryk Sampson 61, Carlos Edwards 64, Jason Marcano 77 pen), Point Fortin Civic 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium;
W Connection 3 (Dimitri Apai 46, Neil Benjamin Jr 59, 90), Club Sando 1 (Keyon Edwards 70) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
(Saturday 24 June)
Police FC 1 (Joshua Leach 70), St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Xai-Pierre De Four 32) at Larry Gomes Stadium;
(Tuesday 27 June)
Defence Force 1 (Hashim Arcia 44), North East Stars 2 (Jomoul Francois 6, Rundell Winchester 60) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
Morvant Caledonia Utd 0, San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Kareem Baptiste OG 72) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
(Friday 30 June)
Police FC v W Connection, 6pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
Defence Force v Central FC, 8pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
Point Fortin Civic v Club Sando, 6pm, Mahaica Oval;
North East Stars v Morvant Caledonia Utd, 8pm, Arima Velodrome;
(Saturday 1 July)
San Juan Jabloteh v St Ann’s Rangers, 5pm, Barataria Recreation Ground.