Kevon ‘Showtime’ Woodley netted a second-half brace to earn Cunupia FC their first win after 12 matches, 2-1 over Tiger Tanks Club Sando, in the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League at the Ato Boldon Stadium Stadium, Couva on Sunday.
Woodley, a member of the National Beach Soccer team opened the scoring five minutes into the second half with a right-footed shot, but within three minutes Shaqkeem Joseph netted his sixth goal of the campaign to get Club Sando, level.
Club Sando then had a chance to a 2-1 lead from the penalty spot, but Michael Basdeo saw his week effort saved by Cunupia goalkeeper Keston Malchan.
And that miss would come back to haunt Club Sando as Woodley then scored his second of the match, the eventual match-winner in the 70th minute with an acrobatic right-footed volley into the top right-hand corner of the goal with his back to goal after taking a long free-kick down on his chest.
Despite the win, Cunupia remained bottom of the table with eight points from 12 matches, while at the top Defence Force who was on a bye this weekend leads the 11-team table with 26 points from 11 matches, six Terminix La Horquetta Rangers who were surprisingly held to a 2-2 draw by AC Port-of-Spain at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.
National striker Tyrone Charles fired Rangers ahead as early as the second minute which his team held until John-Paul Rochford got AC Port-of-Spain on even terms on the stroke of half-time.
Against the run of play, Sedale Mc Lean then put AC Port-of-Spain ahead in the 73rd after which his team defended stubbornly before Aikim Andrews saved Rangers blemishes from a shock defeat with his 87th-minute strike.
In the opener at Couva, defending champions W Connection eked out a 2-1 triumph over Point Fortin Civic thanks to Jevaughn Humphrey’s 81st-minute strike.
Kurt Frederick had given the “Savonetta Boys” a 12th minute lead from the penalty spot before Daniel Diaz netted the equaliser in the 71st.
On Friday at Couva, Central FC got a double from national youth player Che Benny to whip San Juan Jabloteh 3-1 while Tev Lawrence’s double earned Morvant Caledonia United a 2-2 draw with third-placed Police FC who led 2-0 at one stage thanks to goals from out-of-favour national striker Juma Clarence, and Kareem “Scooby” Freitas.
Tonight (Tuesday, February 11), Morvant Caledonia United will have another chance to take sole possession of second spot on the table when they come up against San Juan Jabloteh at Couva from 6 pm, while tomorrow (Wednesday, February 12), two matches are on schedule with Central FC hosting W Connection at Couva from 6 pm, while Pt Fortin Civic entertains AC Port-of-Spain at Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin.
(Friday 7 February)
Central FC 3 (Akim Armstrong 11, Ché Benny 61, 72-Pen) v San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Justin Araujo-Wilson 5), 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium
Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Tev Lawrence 62, 83) v Police FC 2 (Juma Clarence 10, Kareem Freitas 58), 8pm, Ato Boldon Stadium - Highlights
(Sunday 9 February)
AC Port of Spain 2 (John-Paul Rochford 45, Sedale McLean 73) v La Horquetta Rangers 2 (Tyrone Charles 2, Aikim Andrews 87), 3:30pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;
W Connection 2 (Kurt Fredericks 12-Pen, Jevaughn Humphrey 81) v Point Fortin Civic 1 (Daniel Diaz 71), 4pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Cunupia FC 2 (Kevon Woodley 50, 70) v Club Sando 1 (Shaqkeem Joseph 53), 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium; - Match Highlights
Defence Force - Bye
Latest Team Standings
P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Defence Force FC 11 8 2 1 19 9 +10 26
2 Terminix La Horquetta Rangers FC 12 6 2 4 35 17 +18 20
3 Police FC 12 5 4 3 21 12 +9 19
4 Morvant Caledonia United 11 4 6 1 13 9 +4 18
5 W Connection FC 10 4 3 3 17 14 +3 15
6 Central FC 12 3 4 5 13 15 -2 13
7 San Juan Jabloteh FC 12 3 4 5 14 24 -10 13
8 Athletic Club Port of Spain 12 3 4 5 14 27 -13 13
9 Tiger Tanks Club Sando FC 12 3 3 6 16 17 -1 12
10 Point Fortin Civic FC 10 3 3 4 13 17 -4 12
11 Cunupia FC 12 1 5 6 9 23 -14 8
(Tuesday 11 February)
Morvant Caledonia United v San Juan Jabloteh, 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.
(Wednesday 12 February)
Central FC v W Connection, 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Point Fortin Civic v AC Port of Spain, 7:00pm, Mahaica Oval.