Caledonia AIA ended the Digicel Pro League regular season on a good note with a win over United Petrotrin, which moved the Morvant/Laventille club into second, heading into the Big Six competition. Caledonia rebounded from its 3-2 defeat to the Defence Force in the First Citizens Cup to secure a 3-2 win over the "Oilmen" in their match at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva last evening. Keon Daniel who missed a penalty in Friday night's defeat, opened the scoring in the seventh minute, before completing a double in the 14th to give Caledonia a 2-0 advantage.
Petrotrin, however, reduced the lead, as Arnold Dwarika scored from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute. AIA ended the half with the advantage, however, five minutes into the second half, the "Oilmen" levelled as Luis Andre Lima found the net. The tide then headed Caledonia's way once again, as Keyon Edwards netted in the 65th, the eventual match winner to give "Cali" the win, and no doubt a confidence booster for the Big Six. On the other hand Petrotrin which went into this match in sixth place, and needed a win to make the Big Six ahead of the Defence Force, could now kiss that goodbye, as the army/coastguard unit won its match against Tobago United.
The soldiers, who are on a roll after ousting Caledonia in the First Citizens Cup, came away with a 3-1 win at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, to finish sixth in the regular season and claim the final Big Six spot.
Kerry Joseph opened the scoring in the third minute to give the Defence Force a 1-0 advantage, which its held until the 25th minute when Guyanese international Collie Hercules netted for Tobago. The match was levelled 1-1 until the 74th minute when Kevon Carter gave his side a 2-1 lead, before Devon Jorsling put the icing on the cake with a strike, two minutes later.
Defence Force 3 (Kerry Joseph 3rd, Kevon Carter 74th, Devon Jorsling 76th) vs Tobago 1 (Collie Hercules 25th).
Caledonia 3 (Keon Daniel 7th, 14th, Keyon Edwards 65th) vs Petrotrin 2 (Arnold Dwarika (pen) 22nd, Luis Andre Lima 50th).