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Pro League round-up: M’vt Caledonia stun Defence Force, Civic’s Jeremiah scores again

Morvant Caledonia United handed Defence Force their first defeat of the 2019/20 Pro League season yesterday evening as the ‘Eastern Stallions’ won 2-1 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

Flanker Joshua Alexander scored his second match winner of the week—following up on his decisive strike against Terminix La Horquetta Rangers last Tuesday—and St Lucia attacker Tev Lawrence got the opening goal for Caledonia. Defence Force’s sole item came from an own goal by Barbadian defender Melvin Doxilly.

Defence Force FC Morvant Caledonia United

1

Melvin Doxilly OG 59

2

Tev Lawrence 52, Joshua Alexander 71

At Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Defence Force FC Morvant Caledonia United

1

Melvin Doxilly OG 59

2

Tev Lawrence 52, Joshua Alexander 71

At Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain

Defence Force still lead the Pro League standings but are just one point ahead of Caledonia now, although the Army/Coast Guard combination have one game in hand.

Elsewhere, third place Police FC rebounded from a two game winless streak to spank AC Port of Spain 4-1 with Kareem Freitas notching a double while fourth placed Rangers managed to see off Central FC thanks to a late double by captain Jamal Creighton.

And Point Fortin Civic made it two wins on the trot with a 3-1 triumph over Cunupia FC at Mahaica Oval. Giant Civic striker Kerville Jeremiah was on target again for the fifth straight match and he is now joint top of the scoring charts alongside Police’s Keion Wilson.

It was not a good weekend for W Connection though, as they twice relinquished leads to San Juan Jabloteh and were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Photo: Defence Force midfielder Aaron Lester (right) tries to keep possession under pressure from Morvant Caledonia defender Otev Lawrence during Pro League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 25 January 2020.
(Copyright Daniel Prentice/CA-Images/Wired868)

Pro League results

(Friday 24 January)

Pt Fortin Civic 3 (Kerville Jeremiah 41, Tyrel Emmanuel 68, Kern Edwards 80), Cunupia FC 1 (Xavier Rajpaul 22) at Mahaica Oval;

W Connection 2 (Dimitrie Apai 60, 86), San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Jair Edwards 64, Briel Thomas OG 89) at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Police FC 4 (Jameel Perry 18, Kareem Freitas 36, 77, Juma Clarence 61), AC Port of Spain 1 (Sedale McLean 90+2) at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

(Saturday 25 January)

Defence Force 1 (Melvin Doxilly OG 59), M’vt Caledonia 2 (Tev Lawrence 52, Joshua Alexander 71) at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Central FC 0, TLH Rangers 2 (Jamal Creighton 86, 89) at Larry Gomes Stadium.

Photo: Pro League standings after games on 25 January 2020.

Upcoming fixtures

(Tuesday 28 January)

Central FC v Defence Force, 6pm, Phase 2, La Horquetta;

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers v Pt Fortin Civic, 8pm, Phase 2, La Horquetta;

AC Port of Spain v Tiger Tanks Club Sando, 6pm, Diego Martin Sporting Complex;

San Juan Jabloteh v Cunupia FC, 8pm, Diego Martin Sporting Complex;

W Connection v Police FC, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

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