Thu, Feb


Kevon 'Show­time" Wood­ley scored a penal­ty in the 82nd-minute that helped Cunu­pia FC sal­vaged a 2-2 draw with San Juan Jobloteh in the First Cit­i­zens Cup at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo on Sun­day.

Cunu­pia FC led 1-0 at the half-time whis­tle af­ter for­mer na­tion­al youth play­er, Xavie Ra­jpual scored in the 36th, but in the sec­ond half, Jair Ed­wards drew Jabloteh lev­el in the 48th minute while Josi­ah Baird fired in the de­ci­sive item in the 55th.

How­ev­er, with eight min­utes left in the match, Wood­ley con­vert­ed from the penal­ty spot to earn his team a de­served point.

The draw left Jabloteh top of the six-team round-robin Im­mortelle Group stand­ing with four points from two match­es, two more than AC Port-of-Spain and Tiger Tanks Club San­do.

In the open­ing match at Mu­cu­rapo, 1976 To­ba­go Phoenix and Tiger Tanks Club San­do drew goal­less.

The tour­na­ment is be­ing con­test­ed via a round-robin for­mat with two groups of six teams each.

At the end of the round-robin phase, the top two teams from each group will ad­vance to the se­mi-fi­nal in­ which the win­ners of that round will earn the right to con­test the $75,000 win­ners' prize, while the run­ners-up with pock­et $25,000.

Mean­while, the league com­pe­ti­tion will of­fi­cial­ly kick-off the league af­ter close to a year of in­ac­tiv­i­ty on De­cem­ber 13, and will even­tu­al­ly be called the 'As­cen­sion Pro League' as mem­ber clubs and the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Pro League, have agreed to have As­cen­sion spon­sor it this year while dis­cus­sions are still on-go­ing with Sports­Max and the T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion to join.

Pro League of­fi­cials are al­so lis­ten­ing to the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion to have the Sec­ond Tier com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised in time for the of­fi­cial start of the pro league on De­cem­ber 13.



1976 To­ba­go Phoenix 0 vs Club San­do 0

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Jair Ed­wards 48th, Josi­ah Baird 55th) vs Cunu­pia FC 1 (Xavier Ra­j­paul 36th, Kevon Wood­ley 82nd pen)

On Fri­day

AC Port-of-Spain 2 (Rashad Hy­a­centh 11th, 83rd) vs Mor­vant Cale­do­nia AIA 2 (Ker­ry Daniel 32nd, Je­vick Mc Far­lane 43d)

Po­lice FC 1 (Chris­t­ian Thomas 78th) vs De­fence Force 0


Cen­tral FC 2 (Josi­ah Trim­ming­ham 25th, Che ben­ny 33rd) vs Pt Fortin Civic 0

La Hor­quet­ta Rangers 2 (Aikim An­drews 64th, 83rd) vs W Con­nec­tion

Lat­est Group Stand­ings

Aber­crom­bie Group

1. L.H Rangers*2*2*0*0*3*0*6
2. W Con­nec­tion*2*1*0*1*3*2*3
3. Cen­tral FC*2*1*0*1*2*1*3
4. De­fence Force*2*1*0*1*1*1*3
5. Po­lice FC*2*1*0*1*1*1*3
6. Pt Fortin Civic*2*0*0*2*0*5*0

Im­mortelle Group

1. Jabloteh*2*1*1*0*5*2*4
2. Cunu­pia FC*2*1*1*0*3*2*4
3. AC PoS*2*0*2*0*3*3*2
4. Club San­do*2*0*2*0*1*1*2
5. Mor­vant Cale­do­nia*2*0*1*1*2*3*1
6. To­ba­go Phoenix*2*0*1*1*0*3*1