Police FC came from behind to whip FC SouthEnd 3-1 for their first victory of the 2010 Digicel Pro League season.
Jimmeal Huyghue gave SouthEnd a 1-0 advantage in the 29th minute slotting a low shot past goalkeeper Emmanuel Nurse after picking up Joshua Bachan's flick on inside the area.
But Police found the back of the net seconds before the break through Travis Robinson and second half goals by substitute Ricardo Peltier and Kaaron Foster to earn their first victory.
However the lawmen still occupy bottom of the league table with just four points, but a sign of promise. While SouthEnd remain in 10th with 6 points.
SouthEnd had a chance to dampen Police's chances of a comeback two minutes after their item, however goalscorer Huyghue wasted a clear opportunity heading onto the crossbar with the goal at his mercy after goalkeeper Nurse made an initial save parrying Jason James shot.
SouthEnd paid dearly for that missed opportunity when Police leveled the scores 1-1 seconds before the break.
Travis Robinson smashed in a low leftfooted strike beating beating Aquelius Sylvester into the far netting after Police barged into the SouthEnd area in one of their attacks.
The Lawmen struck again in the 82nd minute through substitute Ricardo Peltier who replaced first half goalscorer Robinson.
Peltier put the Anthony Marshall coached side ahead after an exchange of passes between himself and Todd Ryan to smash a low shot through the legs of onrushing goalkeeper Sylvester and into the net for a 2-1 score.
And in the final minute of play Kaaron Foster sealed the victory with a wonderful strike from outside the area giving Sylvester no chance for a 3-1 finish.
SouthEnd best second half effort was a crack from distance by captain Anthony Haynes in the 77th minute that took a deflection on its way to goal and forced a save out of Nurse in the bottom of the table Round One Match Day Nine clash.
FC SouthEnd 1—3 Police FC
Jimmeal Huyghue 29' ; Travis Robinson 45', Ricardo Peltier 82', Kaaron Foster 90'
FC SouthEnd—Aquelius Sylvester, Anthony Haynes (capt), Aubrey David, Eddison Smart (Yellow), Jimmeal Huyghue, Anderson Morrison (Yellow), Stephan Payne, Adarryll John, Jabari Rougier (Anthony Rougier 46th), Kelvin Modeste, Joshua Bachan (Troy Moses 90th).
Technical Director—Anthony Rougier.
Police FC—Emmanuel Nurse, Randy Harris (capt) (Yellow), Kyle Andrews, Neil Marcano (Yellow), Kaaron Foster, Andre Lynch, Keon Quow (Kelon Williams 72nd), Todd Ryan, Adrian Noel, Travis Robinson (Ricardo Peltier 64th), Jason James.
Jabloteh, Caledonia battle goalless.
San Juan Jabloteh and Caledonia AIA were unable to break eachother on Saturday night at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium and settled for shared points in Round One Match Day Nine of the 2010 Digicel Pro League.
With their one point each Jabloteh remained fifth with 12 points and Caledonia seventh with 9 points.
In other Saturday results W Connection moved into second with 17 points following a 2-0 win over Tobago United at the Plymouth Recreation Ground and Police FC came from behind to whip FC SouthEnd 3-1 in the first match at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
Defence Force remains comfortable at the top of the standings with 24 points, seven points clear of Connection. Ma Pau SC on a bye over the weekend dropped a spot into with 15 points and defending champs Bmobile Joe Public fourth.
Fifth positioned Jabloteh dominated possession against Caledonia in the first half before a keenly contested second period between the cross-town rivals.
And despite a couple shots rocking goalposts, both sides failed to break the deadlock with Caledonia’s Ryan Stewart the most disappointing up front.
Caledonia players looked dazed in the opening half with Jabloteh playing an impressive passing game and had a couple chances through Brazilian midfielder Ronaldo Viana.
Viana crashed an effort onto the upright from a 23-yard set-piece in the 22nd minute and was just wide of the far upright after some quick exchanges by the Jabloteh midfield six minutes later.
Three minutes from the break Caledonia’s Stewart saw his first failed attempt on goal pulling a shot of the far upright after a patient buildup before heading into the dressing room for a much needed team talk.
The half time talk by charismatic coach Jamaal Shabazz proved vital.
The second half was evenly contested however it was the Morvant/Laventille based squad that created most of the goalscoring chances.
In the 55th attacking wingback Kareem Joseph failed to hit the target with a blast from distance after Stewart made a strong run at the Jabloteh defence before playing his teammate on.
And two minutes later Stewart opened way for himself above the area to have a low shot forcing a save out of Cleon John.
Jabloteh attacker Jason Marcano then failed to capitalize on a great opportunity in the 61st minute poor back header by Nuru Abdallah Muhammad towards goalkeeper Kevin Graham which Marcano intercepted but disappointingly scooped his shot overbar.
On the other end goalkeeper Cleon John was back to work in the 68th minute denying Stewart’s low shot after another neat buildup by Caledonia.
John was again called to action in the 80th minute making an easy gather on substitute Dwight Chrichlow.
And in the 90th minute substitute Jean Luc Rochford rocked the John’s crossbar with a powerful strike from the right.
Jabloteh 0—0 Caledonia
San Juan Jabloteh—Cleon John, Marvin Oliver (capt), Sheldon Bateau, Noel Williams, Karlon Murray, Elijah Manners, Ronaldo Viana (Johan Peltier 59th), Ataullah Guerra (Hector Sam 81st), Jason Marcano, Kennedy Hinkson (Christon Thomas 67th), Jamal Jack.
Caledonia AIA—Kevin Graham, Stephan David (capt), Daneil Cyrus (Yellow), Kareem Joseph (Yellow), Nuru Abdallah Mohammed, Walter Moore, Ryan Stewart (Jean Luc Rochford 84th), Abdallah Phillips (Akim Armstrong 66th), Shawn Beveney (Yellow), Sherron Joseph (Dwight Chrichlow 77th), Densill Theobald.