Morvant Caledonia AIA and Tiger Tanks Club Sando will share the lead at the top of the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League table for the two-week break for the Christmas holidays, after contrasting results in round one on Friday night.
Playing in the feature match of a double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, the “Stallions”, as Morvant Caledonia are known by their adoring fans, edged out Police FC 2-1.
Caledonia took the lead as early as the second minute through Aaron Richard and on the stroke of half-time Jevick Mac Farlane made it 2-0 to the delight of their teammates.
However, on the resumption, Police clawed their way back into the contest when Keon Wilson netted in the 56th. But that was as close the Lawmen would get to their rivals, as Morvant Caledonia held on for their first win in two matches to climb to four points and joint top of the 11-team table with Club Sando.
In the other match on the night at Mucurapo, former champions Jabloteh picked up their first points of the campaign in the 1-0 triumph over three-time Pro League champions Central FC, courtesy an 84th-minute item from former national Under-20 striker Micah Lansiquot.
Down at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Club Sando missed out on a chance for the outright lead at the top after having their perfect winning start to the season halted in a 1-1 draw against Cunupia FC.
Six minutes into the second half of a closely fought match, Club Sando, who edged San Juan Jabloteh 1-0 in their season opener, went ahead via a strike from Shaqkeem Joseph. However, Cunupia FC got the equaliser in the 72nd minute thanks to national beach soccer stand-out Kevon “Showtime” Woodley.
The match between W Connection FC and Point Fortin Civic FC at Couva was postponed due to the untimely passing of Shahdon Winchester of W Connection FC in a tragic vehicular accident on Thursday along with three of his friends. The league will resume on January 3, 2020.
T&T Pro League results:
Friday (Dec 20):
CLUB SANDO 1 (Shaqkeem Joseph 51st) v CUNUPIA FC 1 (Kevon Woodley 72nd)
MORVANT CALEDONIA AIA 2 (Aaron Richard 2nd, Jevick Mac Farlane 45th) v POLICE FC 1 (Keon Wilson 56th)
SAN JUAN JABLOTEH 1 (Micah Lansiquot 84th) v CENTRAL FC 0
W Connection v Pt Fortin Civic - postponed
Thursday (Dec 19):
LA HORQUETTA RANGERS 7 (Kishun Seecharan 3rd, 20th, Keron Cummings 50th, Jamal Creighton 62nd, Anselm Jackson 75th, Tyrone Charles 85th, Kadeem Corbin 87th) v AC PORT-OF-SPAIN 2 (John-Paul Rochford 4th, Rashad Hyacenth 76th)
Teams P W D L F A Pts
1. Morvant Caledonia 2 1 1 0 3 2 4
2. Club Sando 2 1 1 0 2 1 4
3. L.H Rangers 2 1 0 1 8 4 3
4. Police FC 2 1 0 1 3 2 3
5. Defence Force FC 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
6. San Juan Jabloteh 2 1 0 1 1 1 3
7. AC Port-of-Spain 2 1 0 1 5 9 3
8. W Connection 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
9. Cunupia FC 2 0 1 1 1 3 1
10. Pt Fortin Civic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Central FC 2 0 0 2 2 4 0