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Tiger Tank Club San­do has moved with­in touch­ing dis­tance of se­cur­ing a place in the semi­fi­nal round of the First Cit­i­zens Cup.

Need­ing to be among the top two teams to ad­vance out of the Im­mortelle Group, the south­ern­ers whipped Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed 4-2 Wednes­day night to move to eight points, and draw lev­el with lead­ers Cunu­pia FC which en­joy a su­pe­ri­or goal dif­fer­ence for the top spot.

Keron Corn­wall's hat-trick in the 49th, 85th and 92nd min­utes, cou­pled with an­oth­er item by Kevon Williams in the 35th sealed the Club San­do vic­to­ry.

Now with just one more round of match­es to go, both Club San­do and Cunu­pia need a point each to ad­vance to the fi­nal four.

Third-place San Juan Jabloteh, with five points is the on­ly team that can move to eight with a vic­to­ry over Cale­do­nia Unit­ed to­mor­row at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va from 4 pm.

In the Aber­crom­bie Group, Cen­tral FC has al­so made a strong bid for one of two top po­si­tions by beat­ing W Con­nec­tion 2-1 at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um in Mu­cu­rapo. Shirio John­son and Niel Williams found the nets to se­cure full points for the win­ners.

The re­sult took the cen­tral men to sev­en points in the third po­si­tion but still in need of a vic­to­ry in their fi­nal game to ad­vance, as sec­ond-place Po­lice are al­so on sev­en.

Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Ranger has al­ready sealed the top spot in the group with 12 points, which means that they can­not be caught.

WEDNES­DAY'S RE­SULTS

Tiger Tanks Club San­do 4 (Kevon Williams 35th, Keron Corn­wall 49th, 85th, 90+2) vs Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed 2 (Joshua Alexan­der 78th, Raphael Joseph 87th).

Cen­tral FC 2 (Shirio John­son 32nd, Noel Williams 70th) vs W Con­nec­tion 1 (Adan Noel 45th)

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES

AC Port of Spain vs 1976 To­ba­go Phoenix, 6 pm @ Diego Mar­tin Com­plex
Po­lice FC vs W Con­nec­tion, 8pm @ Diego Mar­tin Com­plex

SAT­UR­DAY

Cale­do­nia Unit­ed vs San Juan Jabloteh, 4 pm @ Ato Boldon
Cen­tral FC vs Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers, 6 pm @ Ato Boldon

MON­DAY

De­fence Force vs Point Fortin Civic, 6 pm @ Hase­ly Craw­ford
Cunu­pia FC vs Tiger Tank Club San­do, 8 pm @ Hase­ly Craw­ford

LAT­EST STAND­INGS

Aber­crom­bie Group Stand­ings

POS*Teams*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*GD*Points

1*Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers*4*4*0*0*12*3*9*12
2*Po­lice FC*4*2*1*1*8*3*5*7
3*Cen­tral FC*4*2*1*1*6*4*2*7
4*W Con­nec­tion FC*4*1*1*2*6*6*0*4
5*De­fence Force FC*4*1*1*2*4*7*-3*4
6*Point Fortin Civic FC*4*0*0*4*2*15*-13*0

Im­mortelle Group Stand­ings

POS*Teams*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*GD*Points

1*Cunu­pia FC*4*2*2*0*6*2*4*8
2*Tiger Tanks Club San­do*4*2*2*0*8*5*3*8
3* San Juan Jabloteh*4*1*2*1*9*7*2*5
4*AC Port of Spain*4*0*4*0*5*5*0*4
5*Mor­vant/Cale­do­nia Unit­ed*4*0*2*2*6*9*-3*2
6*1976 FC To­ba­go Phoenix*4*0*2*2*2*8*-6*2

SOURCE: T&T Guardian