North East Stars climbed to joint atop of the Pro League with a game to spare last night, as they took advantage of a slip by early leaders W Connection.
Rundell Winchester delivered the decisive blow for Stars at the Arima Velodrome as he beat Morvant Caledonia United goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel to a loose ball in the first half to settle a largely lacklustre affair.
It was Winchester’s second goal in as many matches and it left Stars as the only team with a 100 percent record in the 2017 Pro League season so far.
At the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Connection dropped points for the first time this term as they were stunned 1-0 by Police FC. Former Connection captain Gerard Williams inadvertently separated the two outfits with an own goal in the 55th minute.
It was smooth sailing for defending champions Central FC as they whipped Defence Force 4-0—with all four goals coming in the last 25 minutes. New captain Sean De Silva scored twice for the “Couva Sharks” who managed nine times in their last two outings, after a goalless start to the season against San Juan Jabloteh.
In yesterday’s other affair, Point Fortin Civic and Club Sando both managed their first point of the season as the bottom of the table clash ended in a 1-1 tie.
Pro League action continues this evening at 4pm when San Juan Jabloteh face St Ann’s Rangers at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar.
Pro League results
(Friday 30 June)
Police FC 1 (Gerard Williams OG 55), W Connection 0 at Hasely Crawford Stadium;
Defence Force 0, Central FC 4 (Sean De Silva 64, 73, Johan Peltier 79, Nathaniel Garcia 87) at Hasely Crawford Stadium;
Point Fortin Civic 1 (Kevin Rouse 35), Club Sando 1 (Kevon Piper 33) at Mahaica Oval;
North East Stars 1 (Rundell Winchester 42), Morvant Caledonia Utd 0 at Arima Velodrome;
(Saturday 1 July)
San Juan Jabloteh v St Ann’s Rangers, 5pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;