Brandon Calliste and Tevin Garcia netted late second-half goals to lead Prison Service FC to a 2-0 win over Club Sando Cultural Roots United in the T&T Super League at Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular, St James on Saturday.
With the hosts Club Sando Cultural Roots desperate to pick up points to ensure its league survival, Prisons Service was kept at bay during the first half as both teams went into 0-0.
However, with 14 minutes left in the clash, Prison Service finally broke the deadlock through Calliste and with the hosts chasing a late equaliser, Garcia added the dagger in the 90th to push his team to 36 points from 18 matches, one behind second-placed Queen's Park Cricket Club and four adrift of leaders FC Santa Rosa, with the top two facing off yesterday.
At Guaya Recreation Ground, Cunupia FC led by a double from Hakeem Legall outplayed last year's double crown champions Guaya United 4-2 to solidify its hold on the fourth spot.
Legall fired Cunupia FC ahead as early as the ninth minute, but six minutes before the half-time whistle Garvin Samaroo drew the hosts level.
A minutes after the restart Leroy Jones had the home supporters in a glee when he got the go-ahead item, but that joy was short-lived as Legall completed his brace to even up the match at 2-2.
Marko Darko then put Cunupia back in front at 3-2 in the 54th before Kevon Woodley, sealed the win for the visitors with his league-leading 17th item of the season in the 87th minute.
In Saturday's other match, University of T&T edged Metal X Erin FC 2-1.
Reinaldo Atwell (53rd) and Liam Burns (69th) had given UTT a 2-0 lead at Erin Recreation Ground, while former national striker, Sylvester Teesdale got the 75th-minute strike for Erin FC to set up an interesting final quarter of the match.
In the end, UTT held on for the win to climb to 20 points and away from the relegation zone.
Club Sando Cultural Roots 0 vs Prison Service 2 (Brandon Calliste 76th, Tevin Garcia 90th)
Guaya United 2 (Garvin Samaroo 39th, Leroy Jones 46th) vs Cunupia FC 4 (Hakeem Legall 9th, 47th, Michael Darko 54th, Kevon Woodley 87th)
Erin FC 1 (Sylvester Teesdale 75th) vs UTT 2 (Reinaldo Atwell 53rd, Liam Burns 69th)