Defence Force and two-time defending champions Central FC marched into quarter-final round of the 2015 First Citizens Cup with contrasting wins over San Juan Jabloteh and North East Stars, respectively, on Wednesday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
First Citizens Cup
Good sense tells that the 2015 First Citizens Cup will definitely be a thrill for everyone, including the spectators.
Marvin Lee Stadium, MACOYA – Police FC and North East Stars became the latest teams to advance into the semi-final round of the 2014 First Citizens Cup after hard-fought wins over St. Ann’s Rangers and 10-man Caledonia AIA respectively on Saturday.
The first is usually special but so was the second after Central FC, led by season-new coach Zoran Vranes, retained its “meaningful” First Citizens Cup (FCC) title on Friday night by edging North East Stars 1-0 in the 2014 Final.
Ato Boldon Stadium, COUVA – Goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams produced three saves on kicks from the spot to guide defending champions Central FC to a 3-2 penalty win over Point Fortin Civic following a hard-fought 1-1 draw in their quarterfinal round clash of the 2014 First Citizens Cup on Friday night.
CENTRAL FC captain Leston Paul believes that the “Sharks” have what it takes to defend the First Citizens Cup when they tackle North East Stars in the Final today from 8.15 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
Title-holders, Central FC will hope to shrug off its rust when it kicks off defence of its First Citizens Cup against Pt Fortin Civic in the feature match of a quarterfinal double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 8pm.
Defending champions Central FC are one match away from successfully defending the title that has more worth to the “Couva Sharks” than the $100,000 winners’ prize but must overcome North East Stars, a club hungry for their first taste of the First Citizens Cup, when both sides meet in the Final on Friday 31 October from 8.15 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
Marvin Lee Stadium, MACOYA – Forward Devorn Jorsling missed a crucial first half penalty before witnessing - from the bench - a nail-biting end on Tuesday night as his side Defence Force went down 3-2 on penalties against San Juan Jabloteh following a 1-1 draw in their play-off match of the 2014 First Citizens Cup.