NATIONAL QUARRIES North East Stars have surrendered their T&T Pro League, but they look sure to end with a title this season after whipping Defence Force 4-1 in the $60,000 Lucozade Big 6 competition.
After beating Caledonia AIA/Fire(1-0) and Jabloteh (3-0), in their earlier matches, Stars' win kept their 100 per cent record in the competition in tact with a 4-1 win over Defence Force. They have just two matches left in the season and one more victory will give them the title.
Against Defence Force, ex-national striker Gary Glasgow shot the Sangre Grande-based team ahead in the ninth minute, before St Vincent & Grenadines midfielder Kendall Velox doubled their tally two minutes later.
Kevon Carter pulled a goal back for the Army, but a minute after he scored, Glasgow netted again to put Stars up at 3-1. Keryn Navarro scored the final goal for Stars, who now lead the Big 6 standing with nine points from three matches, four more than second-placed Petrotrin United (5 pts), who were held 1-1 by San Juan Jabloteh.
Lucozade Big 6 Results:
North East Stars 4 (Gary Glasgow (2), Kendall Velox, Keryn Navarro) Defence Force 1 (Kevon Carter)
W-Connection 5 (Stanley Iyiaka (57th, 68th), Andre Tousaint (89th), Nickcolson Thomas (59th), Earl Jean (39th)) Caledonia AIA/Fire 0
United Petrotrin 1 San Juan Jabloteh 1