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Defence Force seeks to increase Pro League lead
Runaway leader Defence Force will be seeking full points in a quest to extend its position atop the Digicel TT Pro League, when the ‘Teteron Boys’ engage in a battle of the protective services with fifth-placed Police FC, from 6 pm, this evening.
The match will open the fourth match of the second round of action, which is set to be followed by a clash between sixth and seventh-placed Central FC and St Ann’s Rangers, respectively, in the night’s second double-header match at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, at 8 pm.
Due to the unavailability of the original venue, the Hasely Crawford Stadium, the matches which were scheduled for tomorrow, will be staged in another double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, on Monday.
All eyes today will be on the league leader Defence Force, which currently holds an eight-point advantage ahead of its nearest challenger Caledonia AIA, which remains with a match in hand.
Defence Force has already secured victory against Police in the opening round, on match day four, with ‘Army’ taking a slender 1–0 win, courtesy a 71st-minute strike from Richard Roy. Since that match in November, Defence Force has gone on a league run on five wins, amassing a whopping 20 goals, while conceding just three.
Police, which is off a disappointing 2–1 loss to North East Stars in league action, has struggled in the attack since the start of the campaign having scored just ten goals in as many matches.
The second match is not expected to produce thrills as in the night’s opener. Central FC, the newest addition to the TT Pro League has also struggled to find goals this season with eight to match the number of matches played. With two games in hand, Central will be looking to find form as it nears the final of the T&T Football Federation (TTFA) FA Trophy competition, which will take place on March 1.
Central, the league’s second worst team in attack, is up against Rangers, which statistically has the second weakest back line this season, with 23 goals conceded in nine matches. Only T&TEC, which sits last on four points, has conceded more goals (27).
T&TEC will face second-placed Caledonia on Monday from 6 pm, followed by fourth-placed North East Stars’ meeting with W Connection, which sits third.
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium
Defence Force vs Police, 6 pm
St Ann’s Rangers vs Central FC, 8 pm
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
T&TEC vs Caledonia AIA, 6 pm
North East Stars vs W Connection, 8 pm
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