Police FC were all guns blazing on Tuesday night when they qualified for the main draw (quarter-finals) of this season's Digicel Pro Bowl with a comprehensive 9-0 win over Point Fortin Civic at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Marvin Gordon put his hands on his maiden trophy – since becoming Defence Force head coach 17 months ago – after the Army/Coast Guard combination defeated a weakened W Connection side 2-1 in the Digicel Pro Bowl 2016 final on Friday night.
Kerry Baptiste scored from the spot to boot his former employers and holders Central FC out of the 2016 Digicel Pro Bowl as North East Stars celebrated a 2-1 revenge win on Tuesday over the “Couva Sharks”, who had crushed the Sangre Grande club’s dreams of a CONCACAF Champions League qualifying spot.
Marvin Gordon celebrated the Digicel Pro Bowl in 2012 – one of five titles including the Digicel Pro League in 2010/11 and 2012/13 and the 2009 First Citizens Cup captured by Defence Force FC between 2009 and 2013 – but as assistant coach to Ross Russell.
One win away from securing the Digicel Pro League 2015/16 championship and fresh from their Caribbean Club Championship 2016 crowning – repeats from last season – Central FC wants to complete the season by successfully defending the TT$100,000 “Winner takes all” Digicel Pro Bowl.
W Connection, winners of this season's First Citizens Cup and Toyota Classic, will attempt a third domestic knockout title this calendar when they tackle Defence Force in the season-culminating Digicel Pro Bowl 2016 final from 8pm on Friday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
St. Ann's Rangers and Morvant Caledonia United have, for a second consecutive time, beaten Club Sando and Point Fortin Civic, respectively, to the main draw of a knockout competition this season.
W Connection and Defence Force will bring down the curtain on the 2015/16 season when they tackle each other in the TT$100,000 winner-takes-all Digicel Pro Bowl final at the Ato Boldon Stadium on May 27.
Now players’ contracts, bonuses and the CONCACAF Champions League are in renewed focus
Central FC celebrated their fourth major title and seventh overall this season to bring down the 2014-2015 season curtain in style on Friday night with a comprehensive 4-1 win over 10-man Caledonia AIA in the final of the 2015 Digicel Pro Bowl at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.