It seems Prison Service FC may have celebrated their success in the Terminix Super League too soon.
A day after organisers handed the Prison officers the title came word that second-placed Bethel United FC, currently on 25 points, have won an appeal against Police from a November 10 encounter at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground in Tobago. Bethel won that game 4-1 but the win was given to the Lawmen on the basis of a protest by them that the ground was not suitable for play.
Bethel, it is understood, appealed the result and were yesterday awarded the win and three goals, which took them to 28 points, just one point behind Prison and now still with their game against Matura ReUnited to be played.
The Prison officers have 29 points with no more games to play. This means the Tobagonians will have to beat sixth-placed Matura ReUnited in the final match at a date and time to be decided. Should that match end in a tie, the Prison officers could have the upper hand in securing the title based on a superior goal difference of 26, compared to Bethel’s nine.
On Sunday, the Prison Service appeared to have moved out of reach of their closest rivals on 29 points despite a 2-2 draw with Police courtesy goals from Ricardo Alleyne and Nathan Julien