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For­mer na­tion­al youth play­er Kishun Seecha­ran scored a first-half brace to lead Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers to an em­phat­ic 7-2 drub­bing of AC Port-of-Spain in round two of the T&T Pro League on Thurs­day night.

Go­ing in­to the match at La Hor­quet­ta Recre­ation Ground, La Hor­quet­ta, host club Rangers were un­der pres­sure to get a win af­ter los­ing their sea­son open­er to De­fence Force 1-2 a week ago.

And it didn’t take long for Rangers to get things go­ing, as Seecha­ran fired in the open­er as ear­ly as the third minute.

How­ev­er, AC Port-of-Spain, who edged past three-time league win­ners Cen­tral FC 3-2 to kick start their sea­son, were soon back on lev­el terms through John-Paul Rochford a minute lat­er.

It took a while for Rangers to re­gain con­trol of pro­ceed­ings but Seecha­ran re­stored their slim lead in the 20th minute, which they car­ried in­to the half-time in­ter­val.

Five min­utes af­ter the restart, how­ev­er, Rangers sprung to life through out-of-favour na­tion­al mid­field­er Keron “Ball Pest” Cum­ming, who ex­tend­ed the lead to 3-1 be­fore two more for­mer na­tion­al youth play­ers, Ja­mal Creighton (62nd) and Anselm Jack­son (75th), pushed the ad­van­tage to 5-1.

The AC Port-of-Spain play­ers did not drop their heads and were hand­ed a glim­mer of hope cour­tesy a Rashad Hy­a­centh 76th strike to cut the mar­gin to 5-2, but that was as close as they would get as se­nior na­tion­al team duo Ty­rone Charles (85th) and Kadeem Corbin (87th) added their names to the score­sheet to com­plete the lop­sided win for Rangers to go top of the ta­ble with three points from two match­es. Rangers now hold the edge on goal-dif­fer­ence from Po­lice FC, De­fence Force, Tiger Tanks Club San­do and AC Port-of-Spain while Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed and W Con­nec­tion are next on the ta­ble with a point each.

Thurs­day’s re­sult:

LA HOR­QUET­TA RANGERS 7 (Kishun Seecha­ran 3rd, 20th, Keron Cum­mings 50th, Ja­mal Creighton 62nd, Anselm Jack­son 75th, Ty­rone Charles 85th, Kadeem Corbin 87th) v AC PORT-OF-SPAIN 2 (John-Paul Rochford 4th, Rashad Hy­a­centh 76th)

Cur­rent T&T Pro League stand­ings:

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


SOURCE: T&T Guardian