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Pro League results: Rundell tricks former employers as Stars hit Central for six

Defending Pro League champions Central FC suffered the largest defeat of their five-year existence last night as they were crushed 6-0 by North East Stars at their Ato Boldon Stadium headquarters in Couva.

After an unprecedented three straight league titles, the “Couva Sharks” have haemorrhaged quality players this season—owing mostly to financial issues—and, unsurprisingly, some former employees were at the other end of the lopsided scoreline.

Photo: North East Stars forward Rundell Winchester (right) challenges Police FC midfielder Todd Ryan during Pro League action at the Arima Velodrome on 28 July 2017.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-images/Wired868)

Rundell Winchester, who joined Central four years ago as a teenager, led the rout with a hattrick while another ex-employee, Elton John, opened the scoring. Stars, who led 4-0 at the interval, also got a goal apiece from Jameel Neptune and Jelani Felix.

In yesterday’s other affair at the same venue, Defence Force pulled off a late triumph against San Juan Jabloteh as Hashim Arcia settled the match with an 84th-minute winner.

The results saw the Army/Coast Guard combination leapfrog Jabloteh into fourth place in the 10-team standings while Central slipped one spot to seventh.

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Stars, led by new head coach Derek King, are four points clear atop the standings although second-placed W Connection have a game in hand.

Photo: North East Stars captain Elton John (left) scores a penalty kick during Pro League action at the Arima Velodrome on 28 July 2017.
North East Stars won 3-2.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-images/Wired868)

Pro League results

(Friday 22 September)

Defence Force 1 (Hashim Arcia 84), San Juan Jabloteh 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Central 0, North East Stars 6 (Elton John 4, Jameel Neptune 14, Rundell Winchester 22, 41, 85, Jelani Felix 81) at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Photo: Defence Force playmaker Hashim Arcia (right) attempts to glide past San Juan Jabloteh defender Jerome Isaiah McIntyre during Pro League action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 18 September 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Standings (Tabulated as Won-Drawn-Lost-Goals For-Goals Against-Points)

  1. N/East Stars        11-7-3-1-21-9-24
  2. W Connection     10-6-2-2-20-12-20
  3. Club Sando         10-5-2-3-15-11-17
  4. Defence Force    11-4-3-4-13-14-15 
  5. S/Juan Jabloteh 9-4-2-3-9-8-14
  6. Police FC            9-2-4-3-10-12-10
  7. Central FC          10-2-4-4-11-14-10
  8. Point Fortin         9-2-3-4-6-12-9
  9. M’vt Caledonia    9-1-4-4-4-7-7
  10. S/A Rangers       10-2-1-7-8-18-7

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  1. Meh Father God I am really hoping that you send your Holy Spirit to save our ex sports minister from any further embarrassment with his professional team and his life eh in Jesus name…..Amen.

  2. Karma Sancho, long live the greatest ex sport minister

  3. They were still getting results til the coach left though. These former foreign based players seem not to have a clue about working with T&T players

  4. Chickens come home to roost or die

  5. Well why toothless Mac griffindoff and his partner don’t suit up and run out

  6. Yeah they feel that they can continue to not pay, lie and exploit the players and expect to win eh and no wonder why our Soca Worries isn’t going back to anymore World Cup for a very long time from now, ah set ah bootleg ex- national/ professional players are the coaches of the team. Them really good yes steeuuppsss.

  7. Well what do they expect eh, the Central F. C. team have an ex- national/professional player who knows nothing about coaching at the professional level. Them really good yes