With the top two teams in the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League, Defence Force and Police FC facing off on Sunday, joint third-placed clubs, Morvant Caledonia United and Terminix La Horquetta Rangers will each have a chance to climb to within a point when matches resume on Friday night.
Currently, Defence Force which last won the Pro League crown in the 2012/2013 season leads the 11-club table with 13 points from five matches, after dropping their first points of the campaign in a 1-1 draw with San Juan Jabloteh on Tuesday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.
Three points back in the second spot is Police FC with ten points from six matches followed by Morvant Caledonia and Rangers with nine points each from six and five matches respectively, while Central FC is next with eight points from six matches.
Tonight (Friday, January 17), Morvant Caledonia will come up against Pt Fortin Civic in the first match of a double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 6 pm.
For Morvant Caledonia first-year coach, former national captain Densil Theobald it will be a chance for his team to put an end to their inconsistent form, highlighted by Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Central FC, while Pt Fortin will be buoyed by their first win of the season in the previous round, 3-1 over fellow strugglers, Tiger Tanks Club Sando.
Two hours later at Mucurapo, AC Port-of-Spain, coming off a 1-0 triumph against cellar-placed Cunupia FC comes up against defending champions W Connection, who are coming off a bye, after a 1-0 loss to Defence Force at Mucurapo.
Up at the La Horquetta Recreation Ground, Phase II, La Horquetta from 6 pm, free-scoring La Horquetta Rangers, 2-1 victors against Police FC on Tuesday last, entertain struggling Tiger Tanks Club Sando, who are winless in their last five matches, putting coach Angus Eve under pressure.
Rangers will go into the match without the services of defender Caleb Sturge after he was issued a 12th-minute red card in his team's win over Police FC.
Tonight's Matches (HCS)
Morvant Caledonia AIA vs Pt Fortin Civic, 6 pm
AC Port-of-Spain vs W Connection, 8 pm
Terminix La Horquetta Rangers vs Tiger Tanks Club Sando, 6 pm
at La Horquetta Rec. Grd, Phase II, La Horquetta
Tomorrow (Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar)
Cunupia FC vs Central FC, 3.30 pm
On Sunday (Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar)
Police FC vs Defence Force, 4 pm
Current T&T Pro League Standings:
1. Defence Force FC*5*4*1*0*8*4*13
2. Police FC*6*3*1*2*9*6*10
3. Morvant Caledonia*6*2*3*1*6*5*9
4. L.H Rangers*5*3*0*2*17*8*9
5. Central FC *6*2*2*2*7*7*8
6. AC Port-of-Spain*5*2*1*2*7*11*7
7. W Connection*4*1*2*1*5*4*5
8. Club Sando*6*1*2*3*4*8*5
9. San Juan Jabloteh*6*1*2*3*2*9*5
10. Pt Fortin Civic*4*1*2*1*5*4*5
11. Cunupia FC*5*0*2*3*4*8*2
6 - Keion Wilson (Police FC)
4 - Keron Cummings (La Horquetta Rangers), Rashad Hyacenth (AC PoS)
3 - Shaqkeem Joseph (Club Sando), Sean Bonval (Central FC), Aaron Richards (Morvant Caledonia), Kervile Jeremiah (Pt Fortin Civic), Jamal Creighton (La Horquetta Rangers)