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De­fence Force dropped its first points of the sea­son in the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League cam­paign af­ter they need­ed an equalis­er from Shaquille Bertrand to sal­vage a 1-1 draw with strug­gling San Juan Jabloteh on Tues­day night.

This was in the first match of a dou­ble-head­er at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

The "Teteron Men", which last won the Pro League in the 2012/2013 sea­son, have won the team's first four match­es of the league, in­clud­ing be­ing 1-0 win­ners over de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons W Con­nec­tion at the same venue on Fri­day last.

Jabloteh, mean­while en­tered on the back of a 6-0 maul­ing from Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers, al­so on Fri­day at the La Hor­quet­ta Recre­ation Ground, Phase II, La Hor­quet­ta, and had one win in five match­es.

De­spite their ear­ly league strug­gles, the Kei­th Jef­frey's coached Jabloteh, took a shock lead in the 25th minute, cour­tesy na­tion­al youth strik­er Justin Arau­jo-Wil­son.

But that lead was short-lived as Bertrand drew De­fence Force lev­el six min­utes lat­er for a 1-1 half-time score.

In the sec­ond-half, De­fence Force, with­out top strik­er De­vorn Jorsling, squan­dered many sec­ond-half chances to grab full points and had to set­tle for a share of the points and moved to 13 points from five match­es, three ahead of Po­lice FC, who missed a chance to go top of the ta­ble af­ter falling to a resur­gent Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers, 2-1 in the sec­ond match at Mu­cu­rapo.

Rangers went ahead as ear­ly as the eighth minute through for­mer na­tion­al youth play­er and club cap­tain Ja­mal Creighton.

But, with­in five min­utes Po­lice, FC got on even terms thanks to in-form Keion Wil­son, from the penal­ty spot, with his league-best sixth strike of the sea­son.

How­ev­er, Rangers would se­cure a third win in five match­es when Samuel Delice net­ted in the 62nd minute af­ter which his team held firm to move lev­el on nine points with Mor­vant Cale­do­nia, but from a match more.

At the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va, Pt Fortin Civic and Cen­tral FC pulled off shock wins against Tiger Tanks Club San­do and Mor­vant Cale­do­nia AIA re­spec­tive­ly.

In the open­er, Kerville Je­re­mi­ah net­ted a sec­ond-half dou­ble to add to Kern Ed­wards' first-half tal­ly to lead Pt Fortin Civic past Club San­do 3-0, while in the fea­ture match, Sean Bon­val's dou­ble was enough for Cen­tral FC to hold off Mor­vant Cale­do­nia, 2-1

At the Diego Mar­tin Sport­ing Com­plex, Diego Mar­tin, AC Port-of-Spain got a tenth-minute penal­ty from Rashad Hy­a­centh to slip past Cunu­pia FC 1-0.

Yesterday's [Jan-14] Pro-League Results

6pm, Defence Force 1 (Justin Araujo-Wilson 25) v San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Shaquille Bertrand 31), Hasley Crawford Stadium

8pm, Police FC 1 (Keion Wilson 13-Pen) v La Horquetta Rangers 2 (Jamal Creighton 8, Samuel Delice 62), Hasley Crawford Stadium

6pm, Club Sando FC 0 v Point Fortin Civic 3 (Kern Edwards 28, Kerville Jeremiah 61, 72), Ato Boldon Stadium

8pm, Central FC 2 (Sean Bonval 27, 59) v Morvant Caledonia United 1 (Aaron Richard 84), Ato Boldon Stadium

7pm, AC Port of Spain 1 (Rashad Hyacenth 10-Pen) v Cunupia FC 0, Diego Martin Sporting Complex

Cur­rent T&T Pro League Stand­ings:

1. De­fence Force FC*5*4*1*0*8*4*13
2. Po­lice FC*6*3*1*2*9*6*10
3. Mor­vant Cale­do­nia*6*2*3*1*6*5*9
4. L.H Rangers*5*3*0*2*17*8*9
5. Cen­tral FC *6*2*2*2*7*7*8
6. AC Port-of-Spain*5*2*1*2*7*11*7
7. W Con­nec­tion*4*1*2*1*5*4*5
8. Club San­do*6*1*2*3*4*8*5
9. San Juan Jabloteh*6*1*2*3*2*9*5
10. Pt Fortin Civic*4*1*2*1*5*4*5
11. Cunu­pia FC*5*0*2*3*4*8*2

Leading Scor­ers

6 - Keion Wil­son (Po­lice FC)

4 - Keron Cum­mings (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers), Rashad Hy­a­centh (AC PoS)

3 - Shaq­keem Joseph (Club San­do), Sean Bon­val (Cen­tral FC), Aaron Richards (Mor­vant Cale­do­nia), Kervile Je­re­mi­ah (Pt Fortin Civic), Ja­mal Creighton (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers)