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Play Ascension: Wired868 looks at upcoming fixtures and analyses last week’s action

Only goal difference separates Ascension Invitational Tournament leaders and Pro League juggernauts Defence Force and TTSL bigwigs, Guaya United, at present. But would it be the same story by Sunday night?

The Army/Coast Guard combination go head to head with Guaya’s ‘Green Army’ from 3pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, as the Ascension competition hits Round Three with five games on Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Defence Force coach Hutson Charles reacts to a goal from his players during Ascension Invitational action against Prison Service at the Larry Gomes Stadium on 20 July 2019.
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Veteran striker Devorn Jorsling has scored in each of the two opening rounds and will hope to lead from the front again while Defence Force are yet to concede a goal in the 2019 season.

In another marquee match-up, Morvant Caledonia AIA, who also have a maximum six points from two games, make a short trip to Bourg Mulatresse to tackle San Juan Jabloteh from 4pm at the San Juan North Secondary ground.

It is the only all Pro League match-up of the weekend but Caledonia—marshalled by veteran central defender Radanfah Abu Bakr—should be up for it, after edging Club Sando 1-0 last Sunday in Marabella.

Club Sando are at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium from 4pm this Sunday where they will hope striker Trevin Caesar gets back on track to help them return to winning ways against Cunupia FC. That is, of course, if the home team find a way to neutralise Cunupia’s maverick striker, Kevon ‘Showtime’ Woodley.

Sunday’s other two fixtures find four TTSL clubs seeking their first wins of the competition. QPCC host Matura ReUnited from 4pm at St Mary’s College ground on Serpentine Road while FC Santa Rosa travel to the YTC ground in Arouca to meet Prison Service FC.

Check our YouTube link below for our half hour round-up of Round Two’s action with analyst Terry Fenwick and interviewer Vidia Ramphal. (Editor’s Note: Defence Force assistant coach Hutson Charles was incorrectly tagged as head coach Lloyd Andrews. We regret the error.)

Photo: Cunupia FC midfielder Dwane James (centre) controls the ball between a sea of FC Santa Rosa players during Ascension Invitational action at the Arima Velodrome on 19 July 2019.
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Ascension Weekend Fixtures

Division One

(Sunday 28 July)

Defence Force FC v Guaya United, 3pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

San Juan Jabloteh v Morvant Caledonia AIA, 4pm, San Juan North Secondary;

QPCC v Matura ReUnited, 4pm, St Mary’s College;

Club Sando FC v Cunupia FC, 4pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

Prison Service FC v FC Santa Rosa, 4pm, YTC, Arouca.

Photo: Morvant Caledonia left back Richard Williams (left) tries to hold off Club Sando forward Shackiel Henry during Ascension Invitational action in Marabella on 21 July 2019.
(Copyright Nicholas Bhajan/CA-Images/Wired868)

Division Two

(Saturday 27 July)

Police FC vs Moruga FC, 5pm, Police Academy, St James;

UTT vs Club Sando Uprising Youths, 7pm, UTT, O’Meara;

Deportivo PF vs Erin FC, 7pm, Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin;

(Sunday 28 July)

Bethel United vs Marabella Family Crisis Centre, 6pm, Mt Gomery Recreation Ground;

Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd vs San Fernando Giants, 4pm, St Anthony’s College ground;

RSSR FC vs Harlem Strikers, 4pm, Curepe Recreation Ground, Knowles Street.

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