Defence Force snatched the CNG National Super League lead from Guaya United as the two teams met in a top-of-the-table clash in the competition yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium training field, with the soldiers winning 4-2 to go back to the top of the standings.
The new leaders, who weeks ago had relinquished their early lead in the league when Marabella Family Crisis Centre beat them 3-2 at the Macqueripe Youth Camp at the start of the month, made sure they took full advantage of meeting their rivals at the top, surpassing their one-point lead.
Michael Edwards went into the lead after just eight minutes, and Christopher Durity would increase the advantage in the 18th and 45th minutes. Guaya's Carlon Hughes attempted to give the away team some hope when he scored in the 51st, however Josimar Belgrave's 70th minute effort was enough for the soldiers to coast to the win despite conceding a second goal near the end.
FC Phoenix remain in third despite losing to Club Sando Moruga 3-1 at the Grand Chemin Recreation Ground. Dareem Ramkhalawan, Aaron Julien and Trevon Mitchell were on the scoresheet for the home team, while Dave Grimshaw scored the lone goal for Phoenix in the losing effort.
Prisons, Parkites battle for Championship lead
T&T Newsday Reports.
PRISONS FC and Queen’s Park will be battling for the lead position in the Championship Division of the CNG National Super League today.
Both teams have 10 points from four games, but Prisons have a superior goal difference of plus-nine, compared to the Parkites’ plus-five.
In today’s Match Day Five action, Prisons will be hosting Xtra Foods Chaguanas FC at the Youth Training Centre (YTC) Ground in Arouca while Queen’s Park will face Edinburgh 500 FC at the Edinburgh 500 Recreation Ground in Chaguanas.
In a rescheduled Match Day One fixture at the New Settlement Ground, Chaguanas on Saturday, Chaguanas FC and Malabar FC battled to a 2-2 draw, which saw both teams climb one spot on the standings.
Today, Malabar will try to advance further up the standings when they travel to the Northern Recreation Ground in Diego Martin to battle Petit Valley United FC.
Saddle Hill Hotspur and Barrackpore United have only registered one victory apiece this season.
They will be squaring off at the Hasely Crawford Stadium’s Training Field in Mucurapo.
And the tottering University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), who are rooted at the bottom of the points table, will be entertaining Cunupia FC at the UTT Ground in O’Meara, Arima.
The pair of matches at Arouca and Mucurapo respectively will kick off at 4.15 pm; the match at Arima will commence at 6 pm while the two other games will begin at 7 pm.
CNG NSL Premiership Division Results
(Sunday September 20)
Defence Force 4 (Chris Durity 18, 45, Michael Edwards 9, Josimar Belgrave 70) v Guaya United 2 (Carlon Hughes 51, Kevin Jagdeosingh 90)
Club Sando Moruga 3 (Dareem Ramkhalawan 24, Aaron Julien 36, Trevon Mitchell 48) v 1976 FC Phoenix 1 (Dave Grimshaw 20)
NLCB La Horquetta SA 3 (Taje Commissiong 31, 69, Anselm Jackson 63) v Siparia Spurs 4 (Andy London 36, Donrick Mascall 43, Stavon Frederick 78, Jesse Edwards 90)
Real Maracas FC 1 (Ricardo Bennett 16) v WASA FC 0
Marabella Family CC 2 (Levi Garcia 37, Renefor Martin 69), Police FC 2 (Keon Figaro 2, Jason Boodram 33)
Petrotrin Palo Seco 6 (Wilian Garcia 24, 60, 66, 74, Romauld Aguilera 38, Akeems Grant 42) v Matura ReUnited 1 (Dorian Robinson 51)
FC Santa Rosa 2 (Kasseem Karim 65, Jovan Rochford 78) v Stokely Vale FC 0
Upcoming Fixtures - Premiership Division
(Thursday September 24)
Club Sando Moruga v FC Santa Rosa, 4 pm, Grand Chemin Recreation Ground;
Matura ReUnited v Defence Force FC, 4 pm, Matura Recreation Ground;
Police FC v NLCB La Horquetta SA, 4 pm, St James Barracks;
Real Maracas v Marabella Family CC, 5 pm, Maracas Recreation Ground;
Bethel United v Petrotrin Palo Seco, 5 pm, Montgomery Recreation Ground;
WASA FC v Siparia Spurs, 5 pm, WASA ground, St Joseph;
1976 FC Phoenix v Guaya United, 5 pm, Canaan Recreation Ground.