Devorn Jorsling grabbed his first goals of the 2017 season tonight as Defence Force overcame a scare from table-proppers St Ann’s Rangers to win 3-2 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Jorsling scored twice but the Army/Coast Guard combination still needed a crucial item from Hashim Arcia after a goal each from the Rangers duo of Gerald Meloney and Kathon St Hillaire.
The result pushed Defence Force two places from seventh to fifth although they have played one or two games more than their rivals. Rangers stay bottom although only goal difference separates them from ninth-placed Morvant Caledonia United.
On a personal note, Jorsling stretched his lead atop the Pro League all-time scoring charts to five goals above rival and North East Stars poacher Kerry Baptiste, who got his 150th domestic item in a 1-1 draw against San Juan Jabloteh on Tuesday.
Jorsling, who started the season with 153 career goals but failed to score in Defence Force’s initial nine matches, accepted Baptiste’s challenge. It meant Rangers’ third defeat in their last four games.
Pro League result
(Friday 15 September)
St Ann’s Rangers 2 (Gerald Meloney 48, Kathon St Hillaire 55), Defence Force 3 (Devorn Jorsling 3, 58, Hashim Arcia 66) at Ato Boldon Stadium.