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Photo: Cunupia FC forward Kevon ‘Showtime’ Woodley (left) holds off Morvant Caledonia AIA defender Radanfah Abu Bakr during Ascension action at the Larry Gomes Stadium on 14 September 2019. (Copyright Annalicia Caruth/Wired868)
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Kevon ‘Show­time’ Wood­ley net­ted a sec­ond-half brace to earn Cunu­pia FC their first win af­ter 12 match­es, 2-1 over Tiger Tanks Club San­do, in the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um Sta­di­um, Cou­va on Sun­day.

Wood­ley, a mem­ber of the Na­tion­al Beach Soc­cer team opened the scor­ing five min­utes in­to the sec­ond half with a right-foot­ed shot, but with­in three min­utes Shaq­keem Joseph net­ted his sixth goal of the cam­paign to get Club San­do, lev­el.

Club San­do then had a chance to a 2-1 lead from the penal­ty spot, but Michael Bas­deo saw his week ef­fort saved by Cunu­pia goal­keep­er Ke­ston Malchan.

And that miss would come back to haunt Club San­do as Wood­ley then scored his sec­ond of the match, the even­tu­al match-win­ner in the 70th minute with an ac­ro­bat­ic right-foot­ed vol­ley in­to the top right-hand cor­ner of the goal with his back to goal af­ter tak­ing a long free-kick down on his chest.

De­spite the win, Cunu­pia re­mained bot­tom of the ta­ble with eight points from 12 match­es, while at the top De­fence Force who was on a bye this week­end leads the 11-team ta­ble with 26 points from 11 match­es, six Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers who were sur­pris­ing­ly held to a 2-2 draw by AC Port-of-Spain at Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um, Mal­abar.

Na­tion­al strik­er Ty­rone Charles fired Rangers ahead as ear­ly as the sec­ond minute which his team held un­til John-Paul Rochford got AC Port-of-Spain on even terms on the stroke of half-time.

Against the run of play, Sedale Mc Lean then put AC Port-of-Spain ahead in the 73rd af­ter which his team de­fend­ed stub­born­ly be­fore Aikim An­drews saved Rangers blem­ish­es from a shock de­feat with his 87th-minute strike.

In the open­er at Cou­va, de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons W Con­nec­tion eked out a 2-1 tri­umph over Point Fortin Civic thanks to Je­vaughn Humphrey’s 81st-minute strike.

Kurt Fred­er­ick had giv­en the “Savonet­ta Boys” a 12th minute lead from the penal­ty spot be­fore Daniel Di­az net­ted the equalis­er in the 71st.

On Fri­day at Cou­va, Cen­tral FC got a dou­ble from na­tion­al youth play­er Che Ben­ny to whip San Juan Jabloteh 3-1 while Tev Lawrence’s dou­ble earned Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed a 2-2 draw with third-placed Po­lice FC who led 2-0 at one stage thanks to goals from out-of-favour na­tion­al strik­er Ju­ma Clarence, and Ka­reem “Scoo­by” Fre­itas.

Tonight (Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 11), Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed will have an­oth­er chance to take sole pos­ses­sion of sec­ond spot on the ta­ble when they come up against San Juan Jabloteh at Cou­va from 6 pm, while to­mor­row (Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 12), two match­es are on sched­ule with Cen­tral FC host­ing W Con­nec­tion at Cou­va from 6 pm, while Pt Fortin Civic en­ter­tains AC Port-of-Spain at Ma­haica Oval, Point Fortin.

Full Results

(Friday 7 February)

Central FC 3 (Akim Armstrong 11, Ché Benny 61, 72-Pen) v San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Justin Araujo-Wilson 5), 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Tev Lawrence 62, 83) v Police FC 2 (Juma Clarence 10, Kareem Freitas 58), 8pm, Ato Boldon Stadium - Highlights

(Sunday 9 February)

AC Port of Spain 2 (John-Paul Rochford 45, Sedale McLean 73) v La Horquetta Rangers 2 (Tyrone Charles 2, Aikim Andrews 87), 3:30pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

W Connection 2 (Kurt Fredericks 12-Pen, Jevaughn Humphrey 81) v Point Fortin Civic 1 (Daniel Diaz 71), 4pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Cunupia FC 2 (Kevon Woodley 50, 70) v Club Sando 1 (Shaqkeem Joseph 53), 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium; - Match Highlights

Defence Force - Bye

Lat­est Team Stand­ings

P  W  D  L  F  A  GD  Pts
1  Defence Force FC  11 8 2 1 19 9 +10 26
2  Terminix La Horquetta Rangers  FC 12 6 2 4 35 17 +18 20
3  Police FC  12 5 4 3 21 12 +9 19
4  Morvant Caledonia United  11 4 6 1 13 9 +4 18
5  W Connection  FC 10 4 3 3 17 14 +3 15
6  Central FC  12 3 4 5 13 15 -2 13
7  San Juan Jabloteh FC  12 3 4 5 14 24 -10 13
8  Athletic Club Port of Spain  12 3 4 5 14 27 -13 13
9  Tiger Tanks Club Sando FC  12 3 3 6 16 17 -1 12
10  Point Fortin Civic  FC 10 3 3 4 13 17 -4 12
11  Cunupia FC  12 1 5 6 9 23 -14 8

Upcoming Fixtures

(Tuesday 11 February)

Morvant Caledonia United v San Juan Jabloteh, 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

(Wednesday 12 February)

Central FC v W Connection, 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic v AC Port of Spain, 7:00pm, Mahaica Oval.