Kevon ‘Showtime’ Woodley netted a second-half brace to earn Cunupia FC their first win after 12 matches, 2-1 over Tiger Tanks Club Sando, in the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League at the Ato Boldon Stadium Stadium, Couva on Sunday.
Woodley, a member of the National Beach Soccer team opened the scoring five minutes into the second half with a right-footed shot, but within three minutes Shaqkeem Joseph netted his sixth goal of the campaign to get Club Sando, level.
Club Sando then had a chance to a 2-1 lead from the penalty spot, but Michael Basdeo saw his week effort saved by Cunupia goalkeeper Keston Malchan.
And that miss would come back to haunt Club Sando as Woodley then scored his second of the match, the eventual match-winner in the 70th minute with an acrobatic right-footed volley into the top right-hand corner of the goal with his back to goal after taking a long free-kick down on his chest.
Despite the win, Cunupia remained bottom of the table with eight points from 12 matches, while at the top Defence Force who was on a bye this weekend leads the 11-team table with 26 points from 11 matches, six Terminix La Horquetta Rangers who were surprisingly held to a 2-2 draw by AC Port-of-Spain at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.
National striker Tyrone Charles fired Rangers ahead as early as the second minute which his team held until John-Paul Rochford got AC Port-of-Spain on even terms on the stroke of half-time.
Against the run of play, Sedale Mc Lean then put AC Port-of-Spain ahead in the 73rd after which his team defended stubbornly before Aikim Andrews saved Rangers blemishes from a shock defeat with his 87th-minute strike.
In the opener at Couva, defending champions W Connection eked out a 2-1 triumph over Point Fortin Civic thanks to Jevaughn Humphrey’s 81st-minute strike.
Kurt Frederick had given the “Savonetta Boys” a 12th minute lead from the penalty spot before Daniel Diaz netted the equaliser in the 71st.
On Friday at Couva, Central FC got a double from national youth player Che Benny to whip San Juan Jabloteh 3-1 while Tev Lawrence’s double earned Morvant Caledonia United a 2-2 draw with third-placed Police FC who led 2-0 at one stage thanks to goals from out-of-favour national striker Juma Clarence, and Kareem “Scooby” Freitas.
Tonight (Tuesday, February 11), Morvant Caledonia United will have another chance to take sole possession of second spot on the table when they come up against San Juan Jabloteh at Couva from 6 pm, while tomorrow (Wednesday, February 12), two matches are on schedule with Central FC hosting W Connection at Couva from 6 pm, while Pt Fortin Civic entertains AC Port-of-Spain at Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin.
Central FC 3 (Akim Armstrong 11th, Che Benny 61st pen, 72nd) vs San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Justin Araujo-Wilson 5th)
Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Tev Lawrence 62nd, 83rd) vs Police FC 2 (Juma Clarence 10th, Kareem Freitas 58th)
Cunupia FC 2 (Kevon Woodley 50th, 70th) vs Tiger Tanks Club Sando 1 (Shaqkeem Joseph 53rd)
AC Port-of-Spain 2 (John-Paul Rochford 45th, Sedale Mc Lean 73rd) vs Terminix La Horquetta Rangers 2 (Tyrone Charles 2nd, Aikim Andrews 87th)
W Connection 2(Kurt Frederick 12th pen, Jevaughn Humphrey 81st) vs Pt Fortin Civic 1 (Daniel Diaz 71st)
Latest Team Standing
1. Defence Force FC*11*8*2*1*19*9*26
2. L.H Rangers*12*6*2*4*35*17*20
3. Police FC*12*5*4*3*21*12*19
4. Morvant Caledonia*11*4*6*1*13*9*18
5. W Connection*10*4*3*3*17*14*15
6. Central FC *12*3*4*5*13*15*13
8. AC Port-of-Spain*12*3*4*5*14*27*13
9. Club Sando*12*3*3*6*16*17*12
10. Pt Fortin Civic*10*3*3*4*13*17*12
11. Cunupia FC*12*1*5*6*9*23*8
8 - Jamal Creighton (La Horquetta Rangers)
6 - Keion Wilson (Police FC), Kerville Jeremiah (Pt Fortin Civic), Isaiah Lee (La Horquetta Rangers), Shaqkeem Joseph (Club Sando)
5 - Tyrone Charles (La Horquetta Rangers), Kevon Woodley (Cunupia FC), Kareem Freitas (Police FC)
4 - Keron Cummings (La Horquetta Rangers), Rashad Hyacenth (AC PoS), Dimitrie Apai (W Connection), Christian Thomas, (Police FC), Reon Moore (Defence Force), John-Paul Rochford (AC PoS), Jevaughn Humphrey (W Connection), Tev Lawrence (Morvant Caledonia United), Che Benny (Central FC),
Morvant Caledonia United vs San Juan Jabloteh, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, 6 pm