The battle for the $250,000 top prize in Division Two of the Ascension Invitational Football Tournament could well be decided on Wednesday when leaders Morvant Caledonia AIA and second-placed Defence Force, separated by two points clash at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar from 4 pm.
With two rounds of matches left for each club, Morvant Caledonia AIA leads the 12-team table with 24 points from nine matches, two ahead of Defence Force while Cunupia FC is third with 19 points, level with San Juan Jabloteh and two more than Terminix La Horquetta Rangers who face FC Santa Rosa in another match on Wednesday at Phase II La Horquetta Recreation from 7 pm.
A win for Morvant Caledonia which saw their 100 per cent winning record halted by Cunupia in a 3-0 loss at the same Malabar venue on Sunday last will wrap up the winners' prize, while a loss against the "Teteron Men" or a draw result will set up an interesting final round of matches on Sunday.
In the final round of matches, Morvant Caledonia AIA and FC Santa Rosa lock horns at La Horquetta, while Defence Force comes up Matura ReUnited.
The runners-up in Division One will collect $125,000 while the third gets $75,000.
On Sunday, the trio of Akeem Redhead, Adan Noel, and Judah Garcia netted two goals each to lead Deportivo P.F to a resounding 10-0 hammering of Moruga FC to regain top spot in Division Two of the Ascension Invitational Football Tournament on Sunday night.
Redhead got his items in the 13th and 22nd minutes, Noel fired in his double in the 17th and 48th and Garcia in the 73rd and 83rd as the Pt Fortin-based club boosted their hopes of capturing the $100,000 winners prize at Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin.
The quartet of Jeremiah Kesar (19th), Hughtun Hector (28th), Andrei Pacheco (49th) and Jeremy Primus (82nd) were also among the scorers for Deportivo to move back atop the 12-team table with 25 points from ten matches, one ahead of the University of T&T who trashed former leaders San Fernando Giants (22 points), 7-0 on Saturday to go top for a brief moment.
Also, on Wednesday, Giants will have a chance to move back into a shared lead with Deportivo when they meet third from bottom RSSR FC in a rescheduled match at Curepe Recreation Ground, Knowles Street, Curepe, from 7 pm, ahead of Sunday's final round of matches where they will meet each other in a top-of-the-table clash at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Training Field, from 4 pm.
UTT hosts Marabella Family Crisis Centre on Sunday in their final match.
Cunupia FC 3 (Kevon Woodley 44th, Hakeem Legall 66th, Michael Darko 88th) vs Morvant Caledonia AIA 0
San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Shaquille John 20th, 39th, Sean Bonval 51st) vs Guaya United 1 (Jody Allsop 92nd)
Police FC 2 (Elijah Belgrave 89th, Jameel Perry 92nd) vs T.L.H Rangers 0
Prison Service 4 (Antonio Auguste 16th, 71st, Nathan Julien 32nd, 88th) vs Matura ReUnited 3 (Kern Diaz 18th, Gerald Meloney 26th, Joel Hoyte 60th pen)
UTT 7 (Stevon Stoute 13th, Kevaughn Connell 59th, 65th, Sheldon Nesbitt 79th, Warren Chase 83rd, Dillon Bartholomew 84th, 88th) vs San Fernando Giants 0
Erin FC 3 (Akeil Pope 25th, Shermon Alexander 54th, Tyrel Emmanuel 82nd) vs Club Sando Uprising Youths 1 (Kendell Davis 40th)
Harlem Strikers 3 vs Marabella Family Crisis Centre 0
Deportivo P.F 10 (Akeem Redhead 13th, 22nd, Adan Noel 17th, 48th, Judah Garcia 73rd, 83rd, Jeremiah Kesar 19th, Hughtun Hector 28th, Andrei Pacheco 49th, Jeremy Primus 82nd) vs Moruga FC 0
RSSR FC 3 (Anthony George 11thm Nathan Cadore 89th, Kerron Mitchell 90th) vs Petit Valley/Diego Martin 2 (Kadeem Awai 15th, Ishaq Abdullah 50th)
Bethel United 2 (Travis Winchester 51st, 84th) vs Police FC 1 (Colin Williams 31st)
Morvant Caledonia AIA vs Defence Force, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, 4 pm
T.L.H Rangers vs FC Santa Rosa, Phase II, La Horquetta Rec. Grd, 7 pm
Tomorrow (Thursday, September 19)
QPCC vs San Juan Jabloteh, Dibe Rec. Grd, Long Circular, St James, 7 pm
RSSR FC vs San Fernando Giants, Curepe Rec. Grd, Knowles St, Curepe, 7 pm
Sunday, September 22:
Cunupia FC vs Police FC, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, 3.30 pm
Morvant Caledonia AIA vs FC Santa Rosa, Venue To Be Determined
Prison Service FC vs Guaya United FC, YTC Ground, Arouca, 4 pm
Defence Force vs Matura ReUnited, Venue To Be Determined
QPCC vs Club Sanod, St Mary's College Grd, Serpentine Rd, St Clair, 4 pm
On September 23
T.L.H Rangers vs San Juan Jabloteh, Phase II La Horquetta Rec. Grd, 6 pm
San F'do Giants vs Deportivo P.F, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Training Field, Marabella, 4 pm
Erin FC vs RSSR FC, Erin Rec. Grd, 4 pm
Bethel United vs Harlem Strikers, Mt Gomery Rec. Grd, 4 pm