North East Stars remained ahead of the Pro League pack yesterday—albeit by a nose—after a 2-0 win over third-placed Club Sando at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Veteran midfielder Densill Theobald scored a superb first half free kick for Stars while a second half item from Rundell Winchester settled the affair against a stubborn Sando outfit. It meant that Stars maintained their slender one point advantage over W Connection, who downed Central FC 2-0 yesterday in the second game of a Couva double-header.
Neil Benjamin, Jr and Marcus Joseph—the first and second highest Pro League scorers with eight and six goals respectively—got on the score sheet in either half to see off the “Couva Sharks”, who are still waiting for their first win under new coach Stern John. They have managed only a draw and two losses since Dale Saunders quit his post.
Stars and Connection have 21 and 20 points respectively while Sando are third with 17 points and San Juan Jabloteh fourth with 14. Defence Force are next with 12 points while Police and Central have 10 points each. Jabloteh have two games in hand, though, while the Sharks have played one game fewer than the top three.
Pro League results
(Tuesday 19 September)
Club Sando 0, North East Stars 2 (Densill Theobald 30, Rundell Winchester 60) at Ato Boldon Stadium;
W Connection 2 (Neil Benjamin Jr 34, Marcus Joseph 76), Central FC 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium.
Standings (Tabulated as Won-Drawn-Lost-Goals For-Goals Against-Points)
- N/East Stars 10-6-3-1-15-9-21
- W Connection 10-6-2-2-20-12-20
- Club Sando 10-5-2-3-15-11-17
- S/Juan Jabloteh 8-4-2-2-9-7-14
- Defence Force 10-3-3-4-12-14-12
- Central FC 9-2-4-3-11-8-10
- Police FC 9-2-4-3-10-12-10
- Point Fortin 9-2-3-4-6-12-9
- M’vt Caledonia 9-1-4-4-4-7-7
- S/A Rangers 10-2-1-7-8-18-7