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Jorsling gets 155th Pro League goal as Defence Force edge Rangers

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.

Photo: Defence Force striker Devorn Jorsling (right) holds off St Ann’s Rangers defender Seon Thomas during 2014/15 Pro League action.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

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.

Photo: Defence Force striker Devorn Jorsling celebrates a strike against Morvant Caledonia United in the First Citizens Cup semifinal on 27 November 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

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.

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  1. Guy St John I know him personally an he doesn’t want to play for tnt

  2. With all respect, Devon Jorsling is a Pro League striker at best

  3. Just continue to buss up the nets my prolific goal scorer for life Cool Droggy and when you hit the 200 mark before you finally hang up your goal scoring boots it will be plenty monies for you eh……..BOOM.

  4. Favouritism continues to rule Trini football

  5. The man see Kerry score so he score back. Class, let the games begin lol

  6. And my national coach says he cannot find a striker.

  7. i will never forget Jorsling’s quote on TV news..when he was off to the USA to play with Orlando.. ” I could Score goals anywhere.. i could score goals Underwater “…Love it…

  8. Thanks bro was out of it for a bit but I’m back now bring it on Kerry lol