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Photo: Defence Force attacker Reon Moore (left) dribbles past AC PoS defender Jokiah Leacock during Pro League action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 14 February 2020. (Copyright Daniel Prentice/Wired868)
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De­fence Force ex­tend­ed its lead at the top of T&T Pro League be­hind a com­fort­able 3-1 vic­to­ry over AC Port-of-Spain when com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ued with a dou­ble-head­er at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Bal­main, Cou­va on Fri­day night.

The army/coast­guard com­bi­na­tion unit took the lead in the con­test in the 38th minute through Brent Sam for a 1-0 lead at th half-way make of the con­test. In the sec­ond half the 'Tetron Boys' added two more to kill-off any hopes the op­po­si­tion had of a fight back with strikes from Re­on Moore, who net­ted nine min­utes af­ter the re-start and Adri­an Welch scored in the 65th minute.

How­ev­er, AC Port-of-Spain showed some fight and was re­ward­ed with a Shem Clauziel goal three min­utes be­fore time.

It was De­fence Force ninth vic­to­ry from 12 match­es for a to­tal of 29 points which com­pris­es two draws and one loss, while AC Port-of-Spain slipped two spots down the 11-team stand­ing from eighth place to tenth.

In the fea­tured match, Tiger Tanks Club San­do got two goals from Shaque­em Joseph, one against the run of play in the 13th minute and a penal­ty sec­onds be­fore the half-time whis­tle sound­ed and Keron Corn­wall sealed all three points against Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed. With the win Club San­do moves up a spot to eighth place, while Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed dropped from fourth to sixth de­spite the re­sults was on­ly the team's third loss from 13 meet­ings.

Full Results

(Friday 14 February)

Defence Force 3 (Brent Sam 38, Reon Moore 54, Adrian Welch 65) v AC Port of Spain 1 (Shem Clauziel 87), 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Club Sando 3 (Shaqueem Joseph 13, 45+1-Pen, Keron Cornwall 61) v Morvant Caledonia United 0, 8:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic 2 (Daniel Diaz 27, Justin Sadoo 32-Pen) v San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Brandon Semper 77), 7:00pm, Mahaica Oval.

Lat­est Team Stand­ings

P  W  D  L  F  A  GD  Pts
1  Defence Force FC  12 9 2 1 22 10 +12 29
2  La Horquetta Rangers  12 6 2 4 35 17 +18 20
3  Police FC  12 5 4 3 21 12 +9 19
4  W Connection  11 5 3 3 21 15 +6 18
5  Point Fortin Civic  12 5 3 4 18 20 -2 18
6  Morvant Caledonia United  13 4 6 3 14 16 -2 18
7  San Juan Jabloteh  14 4 4 6 19 27 -8 16
8  Club Sando  13 4 3 6 19 17 +2 15
9  Central FC  13 3 4 6 14 19 -5 13
10  AC Port of Spain  14 3 4 7 17 33 -16 13
11  Cunupia FC  12 1 5 6 9 23 -14 8

Upcoming Fixtures

(Saturday 15 February)

Central FC v Police FC, 6:00pm, La Horquetta Recreation Ground;

La Horquetta Rangers v W Connection, 6:00pm, La Horquetta Recreation Ground.

(Tuesday 18 February)
Reschedule Matches Round 1 Match #7 & Round 2 Matches #13 & 14

Defence Force v Cunupia FC, 6:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Police FC v Club Sando, 8:00pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic v W Connection, 7:00pm, Mahaica Oval.

NB: Please be informed that following the three (3) matches scheduled to be played on February 18, 2020, the league will be taking a short break for the Carnival season. League matches will resume on Friday February 28, 2020.