Defence Force will be confident of picking up a fifth straight win to start the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League campaign when they come up against struggling San Juan Jabloteh in the first match of the double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 6 pm on Tuesday.
The 'Teteron Team' which last won the Pro League in the 2012/2013 season, is coming off a hard-fought 1-0 victory over defending champions W Connection at the same venue on Friday for its fourth straight victory to begin the season under first-year coach Lloyd 'Sir Naulty' Andrews.
Speaking ahead of the match, Andrews said he was delighted with the start his team has made, but they haven't won anything as yet.
He said, "Any coach of a team will be very happy with the start of winning their first four matches in any competition, but for me, the journey has now started because there is a long way to go in the title race."
"Our target is to win the Pro League so we just have to continue coming to training with the right attitude and mindset and take that same positive approach into our matches.
Meanwhile, Jabloteh will be desperate to get back on track after a 6-0 mauling from Terminix La Horquetta Rangers on Friday, to record its first win in five matches.
However, Andrews said his team will not be taking them for granted.
"We cannot think of the outcome of their last match. Tuesday will be a different day and things change with regards to players mindset and approach and with us being at the top I expect them to be up for the challenge as well, so we will be focused and ready as well because we intend to go for the three points, " ended Andrews.
Two hours later in the second match at Mucurapo, Police FC, winners of the First Citizens Cup last month, and second on the table with ten points will be keen to maintain their impressive form when they tackle free-scoring La Horquetta Rangers.
At the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, third-placed Morvant Caledonia with nine points will meet Central FC in the feature match from 8 pm.
The 'Stallions' as Morvant Caledonia AIA outfit are called came into the New Year as joint table leaders with Club Sando, but have now gone winless in their last two matches while Central FC edged Club Sando, 2-1 for a first win on the season.
In the opener at Couva from 6 pm, coach Angus Eve and Club Sando will aim to get back on track and end their four-match winless run when they come up against Pt Fortin Civic, one of two clubs yet to win this season
And in the lone match at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Diego Martin, AC Port-of-Spain and Cunupia FC clash from 7 pm.
Tiger Tanks Club Sando vs Pt Fortin Civic, 6 pm
Central FC vs Morvant Caledonia AIA, 8 pm
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
Defence Force vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6 pm
Police FC vs La Horquetta Rangers, 8 pm
Venue: Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo
AC Port-of-Spain vs Cunupia FC, 7 pm
Venue: Deigo Martin Sporting Complex, Diego Martin
Latest T&T Pro League standings
1. Defence Force FC*4*4*0*0*7*3*12
2. Police FC*5*3*1*1*8*4*10
3. Morvant Caledonia*5*2*3*0*5*3*9
4. L.H Rangers*4*2*0*2*15*7*6
5. W Connection*4*1*2*1*5*4*5
6. Central FC *5*1*2*2*5*6*5
7. Club Sando*5*1*2*2*4*5*5
8. AC Port-of-Spain*4*1*1*2*6*11*4
9. San Juan Jabloteh*5*1*1*3*1*8*4
10. Pt Fortin Civic*3*0*2*1*2*4*2
11. Cunupia FC*4*0*2*2*4*7*2
5 - Keion Wilson (Police FC)
4 - Keron Cummings (La Horquetta Rangers)
3 - Rashad Hyacenth (AC PoS), Shaqkeem Joseph (Club Sando)