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Devorn Jorsling (right) celebrate after scoring a goal against St Ann’s Rangers (now La Horquetta Rangers) with teammate Hashim Arcia, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva in a November 12, 2016 match. PHOTO BY ALLAN CRANE -
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Three dif­fer­ent play­ers net­ted sec­ond-half goals as three-time cham­pi­ons De­fence Force trounced host Point Fortin Civic 3-0 to widened their lead at the top of the T&T Pro League stand­ings on Fri­day night.

Play­ing in the lone match at the Ma­haica Oval, Point Fortin, the "Teteron Men" found the go­ing tough ear­ly on and went in­to the half-time in­ter­val locked at 0-0 with Pt Fortin Civic.

How­ev­er, south­ern­er Hashim Ar­cia, for­mer­ly of W Con­nec­tion fi­nal­ly broke the dead­lock for the vis­i­tors from the penal­ty spot in the 62nd minute.

Two min­utes from full-time ex-T&T in­ter­na­tion­al and the all-time T&T Pro League lead­ing scor­er, De­vorn Jorsling with 150-plus goals to his name added an­oth­er in the 88th minute be­fore Re­on Moore made it three goals in two match­es with his team's third in the 92nd.

The win lift­ed De­fence Force to 23 points from ten match­es, four ahead of new sec­ond-placed club Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers who crushed cel­lar-placed Cunu­pia FC 8-1 at La Hor­quet­ta Recre­ation Ground, Phase II, La Hor­quet­ta.

T&T in­ter­na­tion­al Ty­rone Charles start­ed and end­ed the on­slaught for Rangers with goals in the first and 92nd min­utes while Ja­mal Creighton (56th & 61st), the league's top scor­er with eight goals, and Isa­iah Lee (60th & 68th) al­so net­ted twice each in the lop­sided con­test.

The duo of Kishun Seecha­ran (48th) and Aikim An­drews (77th) were al­so on tar­get for Rangers who have now net­ted a league-high 33 goals in ten match­es, while Kevon "Show­time" Wood­ley got Cunu­pia's lone item in the 20th minute, a penal­ty for his team to go in­to the half-time at 1-1.

At the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va, San Juan Jabloteh and Tiger Tanks Club San­do both record­ed 3-2 vic­to­ries over First Cit­i­zens Cup win­ners' Po­lice FC and reign­ing league cham­pi­ons and record six-time win­ners W Con­nec­tion, re­spec­tive­ly.

In the open­er, the An­gus Eve-coached Club San­do looked on course for a much-need­ed win when Keron Corn­wall (21st) and Michael Bas­deo (32nd penal­ty) net­ted for a 2-0 lead at the in­ter­val.

On the re­sump­tion, Neil Ben­jamin Jr sliced the lead in the half for the "Savonet­ta Boys" in the 61st minute, but Shaq­keem Joseph ten re­stored Club San­do's two-goal cush­ion at 3-1 with ten min­utes left in the match.

Two min­utes lat­er, Nathaniel James got an­oth­er for W Con­nec­tion to set up a tight fin­ish, but at the end Club San­do held on for the much-need­ed win.

Po­lice FC went in­to their match against Jabloteh con­fi­dent of pick­ing up max­i­mum points and with­in three min­utes of the kick-off, Chris­t­ian Thomas had them on their way in the sec­ond match at Cou­va, on­ly for Nical Stephens to lev­el the score three min­utes to the half-time whis­tle.

Sev­en min­utes in­to the sec­ond half, Stevens went from hero to vil­lain when he turned the ball in­to his net to give Po­lice FC a 2-1 lead.

The youth­ful Jabloteh line-up did not give up and in the 78th minute, Kadeem Hutchin­son drew them lev­el be­fore Re­nal­do Fran­cois snatched an 88th-minute win­ner.

(Teams - by Wired868)

Police FC (4-2-3-1): 1.Terrence Lewis (GK); 27.Kaydion Gabriel, 20.Elijah Belgrave, 8.Kurdell Brathwaite, 19.Christon Thomas; 4.Kadeem Boyce (7.Jabari Mitchell 80), 13.Dillon Kirton; 29.Clevon McFee (35.Juma Clarence 85), 15.Christian Thomas (32.Keion Wilson 63), 10.Kareem Freitas; 9.Jameel Perry (captain).

Unused substitutes: 18.Adrian Foncette (GK), 5.Kenaz Williams, 6.J’deem Parris, 26.Marcus Chandool.

Coach: Richard Hood

San Juan Jabloteh (4-1-4-1): 30.Christopher Bigette (GK); 14.Nickolai Orr (15.Kadeem Hutchinson 63), 20.Shakiyl Phillip, 12.Sévère Verilus, 16.Brandon Semper; 4.Nical Stephens (captain), 11.Micah Lansiquot; 8.Dellon Jaggasar; 18.Jair Edwards, 9.Kendell Hitlal (5.Aquil Selby 83); 19.Shawndell Augustus (10.Renaldo Francois 63).

Unused substitutes: 35.Jesse Peters (GK), 2.Kerdell Sween, 21.Kareem Eastman, 26.Trevon Weekes, 27.Jaheim Faustin.

Coach: Keith Jeffrey

Referee: Rashby McPhie

Wired868 Man of the Match: Brandon Semper (San Juan Jabloteh)

Fri­day's Re­sults

(Friday 31 January)

W Connection 2 (Neil Ben­jamin 61st, Nathaniel James 82nd) v Club Sando 3 (Keron Corn­wall 21st, Michael Bas­deo 32nd-Pen, Shaq­keem Joseph 80th), 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Nical Stephens 42nd, Kadeem Hutchin­son 78th, Re­nal­do Francois 88th) v Police FC 2 (Chris­t­ian Thomas 3rd, Nical Stephens 52nd Own-Goal), 8pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

La Horquetta Rangers 8 (Ty­rone Charles 1st, 92nd, Ja­mal Creighton 56th, 61st, Isa­iah Lee 60th, 68th, Kishun Seecha­ran 48th, Aikim An­drews 77th) v Cunupia FC 1 (Kevon Wood­ley 20th-Pen), 7pm, La Horquetta Recreation Ground.

Point Fortin Civic 0 v Defence Force 3 (Hashim Ar­cia 62nd-Pen, De­vorn Jorsling 88th-Pen, Re­on Moore 92nd), 7pm, Mahaica Oval.

Upcoming Fixtures

(Sunday 2 February)

AC Port of Spain v Morvant Caledonia United, 3:30pm, Larry Gomes Stadium.

Central FC - Bye

(Tuesday 4 February)

Police FC v Cunupia FC, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

San Juan Jabloteh v Tiger Tanks Club Sando, 6pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium Training Field;

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers v Defence Force, 7pm, La Horquetta;

(Wednesday 5 February)

AC Port of Spain v Central FC, 6pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium Training Field;

W Connection v Morvant Caledonia United, 7pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

Lat­est Team Stand­ings

Teams*P*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
1. De­fence Force FC*10*7*2*1*17*9*23
2. L.H Rangers*10*6*1*3*33*13*19
3. Po­lice FC*10*5*2*3*19*10*17
4. Mor­vant Cale­do­nia*9*4*4*1*11*7*16
5. Jabloteh*10*3*4*3*13*16*13
6. W Con­nec­tion*9*3*3*3*15*13*12
7. Point Fortin Civic*9*3*3*3*12*15*12
8. AC Port-of-Spain*9*3*1*5*11*24*10
9. Cen­tral FC *10*2*3*5*9*13*9
10. Club San­do*10*2*3*5*10*15*9
11. Cunu­pia FC*10*0*4*6*7*22*4

Lead­ing Scor­ers

8 - Ja­mal Creighton (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers);

6 - Keion Wil­son (Po­lice FC), Kervile Je­re­mi­ah (Point Fortin Civic), Isa­iah Lee (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers);

4 - Keron Cum­mings, Ty­rone Charles (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers), Rashad Hy­a­centh (AC PoS), Dim­itrie Apai (W Con­nec­tion), Chris­t­ian Thomas (Po­lice FC), Shaq­keem Joseph (Club San­do);

3 - Sean Bon­val (Cen­tral FC), Aaron Richards (Mor­vant Cale­do­nia), Ka­reem Fre­itas (Police FC), Kevon Wood­ley (Cunu­pia FC).