Goalkeeper Miles Goodman produced a second half penalty kick save on Saturday afternoon to rescue a point for Point Fortin Civic in a 0-0 draw with North East Stars.
But the home side, North East Stars, did have an excellent opportunity to take the lead on 59 minutes after referee Kevin Smart pointed to the spot for a handball in the area against Civic captain Kelvin Modeste.
However goalkeeper Goodman rescued the visitors with a low save on his left to keep out a poorly struck kick from Trinidad and Tobago international Neveal Hackshaw.
Ten minutes later Goodman produced another save, on the only other on-target attempt of the game, when he charged down a left-footed strike from 15-year-old North East Stars debutant Keshon Hackshaw.
Keshon, the cousin of Neveal Hackshaw, was one of two substitutes, including Gorean Highley, used in attack by coach Ross Russell in the final 30 minutes.
Both substitutes added late life to the Digicel Pro League 2015/16 Round Two Match Day Four fixture but weren’t enough to avoid a stalemate.
The result snapped a five-game losing streak for the eight positioned Civic (11 points), which included back-to-back defeats at Central FC (7-0) and W Connection (7-1), respectively.
Meanwhile North East Stars, now undefeated in their last five outings since the arrival of Russell, with two wins and three draws, moved up a spot into fourth on the Digicel Pro League 2015/16 standings with 22 points as third positioned W Connection.
Connection will meet second positioned defending champions Central FC (24 points) from 4 p.m. at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Sunday, with both teams attempting to close the gap on leaders Defence Force (28 points).
Also on Sunday, the Larry Gomes Stadium will come alive again from 3:30 pm with a bottom-of-the-table clash between ninth positioned St. Ann’s Rangers (9 points) and bottom positioned Morvant Caledonia United (7 points).
North East Stars 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 0
North East Stars: 22.Cleon John; 3.Rickel Dickson, 4.Jesus Perez, 40.Jomoul Francois, 19.Glenton Wolfe, 8.Neveal Hackshaw (21.Neil Mitchell 74th minute), 14.Chike Sullivan, 28.Dillon Jagasar (9.Gorean Highley 62nd minute), 24.Adrian Noel, 25.Keryn Navarro (Capt.), 23.Brendon Figuera (7.Keshon Hackshaw 64th minute)
Unused substitutes: 1.Shane Mattis (GK), 26.Carey Brown, 29.Hakim Baird, 39.Taryk Sampson
Coach: Ross Russell
Point Fortin Civic: 1.Miles Goodman; 21.Ronell Paul, 9.Shackiel Henry (25.Troy Moses 84th minute), 15.Nedeon Noel, 20.Jamille Boatswain (19.Andrei Pacheco 46th minute), 14.Kerwin Stafford (17.Kestwin Goolie 69th minute), 18.Shaquille Stewart, 16.Kelvin Modeste, 11.Tigana Sparks, 8.Akeem Redhead, 12.Glenn Sutton
Unused substitutes: 52.Akini Adams (GK), 26.Kern George, 5.Akil Stafford, 13.Stephon Bain
Coach: Leroy De Leon
Match Referee: Kevin Smart