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Pro League results: Welch keeps ‘Army’ on course as they edge W Connection 1-0

Defence Force remained on course for their fourth Pro League title yesterday as the ‘Teteron Boys’ edged W Connection 1-0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The win, which came courtesy of a second half Adrian Welch item, meant the Army/Coast Guard combination remain nine points ahead of second placed Terminix La Horquetta Rangers with six games remaining in the season.

Photo: Defence Force attacker Adrian Welch (centre) is mobbed by teammates after his decisive goal in a 1-0 win over W Connection at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 1 March 2020.
(Copyright Daniel Prentice/Wired868)

It was the sixth win in a row for coach Lloyd Andrews’ charges who can lift the crown with two games to spare at this pace. If Defence Force hold on, they will join San Juan Jabloteh as the second most successful team of the Pro League era with four titles. W Connection rule with the roost with six championship wins.

In yesterday’s other fixture, Tiger Tanks Club Sando registered their third straight unbeaten match—their best run for the season so far—as they turned away Central FC 2-0 in Couva.

Former National Under-20 Team midfielder Shaqkeem Joseph opened the scoring for Sando in the 32nd minute while striker Trevin Caesar added an insurance item in the 70th minute.

Joseph has nine goals this season, which makes him joint top of the scoring charts alongside La Horquetta Rangers captain and midfielder Jamal Creighton. At present, Sando are seventh in the Pro League’s 11-team standings while the ‘Couva Sharks’ are ninth.

Pro League action continues tomorrow when Rangers host Police FC from 7pm in Phase 2, La Horquetta while Defence Force travel to Couva again on Wednesday evening to face eighth placed San Juan Jabloteh from 6pm in the first game of a double header.

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Adrian Welch 59

At Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
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Adrian Welch 59

At Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva

Pro League results

(Friday 28 February)

San Juan Jabloteh 0, Terminix La Horquetta Rangers 2 (Tyrone Charles 59, 66) at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic 1 (Tyrel Emmanuel 53), Police FC 0 at Mahaica Oval;

M’vt Caledonia Utd 3 (Tev Lawrence 12, Pernell Schultz 20, Sheldon Holder 68), Cunupia FC 1 (Kevon Woodley 32 pen) at Ato Boldon Stadium;

(Sunday 1 March)

W Connection 0, Defence Force 1 (Adrian Welch 59) at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Club Sando 2 (Shaqkeem Joseph 32, Trevin Caesar 70), Central FC 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Photo: Pro League standings after matches on Sunday 1 March 2020.

Upcoming fixtures

(Tuesday 3 March)

Cunupia FC v AC Port of Spain, 7pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers v Police FC, 7pm, La Horquetta;

(Wednesday 4 March)

San Juan Jabloteh v Defence Force, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

M’vt Caledonia v Central FC, 8pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic v Club Sando, 7pm, Mahaica Oval.

Photo: W Connection attacker Nathaniel James (centre) tries to dribble between two Defence Force players during Pro League action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 1 March 2020.
(Copyright Daniel Prentice/Wired868)

Editor’s Note: All fixtures are supplied by the TT Pro League. Wired868 does not take responsibility for late, unannounced changes.

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