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CONCACAF-bound U20 Warriors one win away from Caribbean title

CONCACAF-bound U20 Warriors one win away from Caribbean title

18-09-2014 Hits:4 National Team News

Wednesday 17 September 2014Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 defender Josiah Trimmingham, in his first appearance at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Men’s Under 20 Championship, earned his country a late...

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Jan-Michael Williams thrilled to face former club in Digicel Charity Shield

Jan-Michael Williams thrilled to face former club in Digicel Charity Shield

16-09-2014 Hits:126 Central FC

Pro League curtain raiser: Rivals W Connection and Central FC to clash on Saturday Tuesday 16 September 2014Central FC goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams believes that the ‘Sharks’ are faced with a “very...

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Four new Jamaicans among Jabloteh’s 2014-2015 signings

Four new Jamaicans among Jabloteh’s 2014-2015 signings

15-09-2014 Hits:74 San Juan Jabloteh

All-time top scorer Kerry Baptiste given new but familiar role at the San Juan club Monday 15 September 2014San Juan Jabloteh, usually a near total-local outfit, have increased their tally of...

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U20 Warriors virtually into CONCACAF Final Round and one point away from Caribbean Final

U20 Warriors virtually into CONCACAF Final Round and one point away from Caribbean Final

15-09-2014 Hits:37 National Team News

Eighteen-year-old St. Ann’s Rangers forward grabbed a double on Sunday as Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Under 20 footballers dumped Curacao 4-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium to lead Group A...

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Young Warriors start WC qualifying with win; within one win of Concacaf stage

Young Warriors start WC qualifying with win; within one win of Concacaf stage

14-09-2014 Hits:44 National Team News

Jabari Mitchell scored with a powerful shot from the top of the penalty area, as Trinidad and Tobago rallied from a goal down to beat a clever Suriname team 2-1,...

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King names T&T U20 squad for Caribbean Finals

King names T&T U20 squad for Caribbean Finals

11-09-2014 Hits:75 National Team News

Wednesday 10 September 2014Trinidad and Tobago head coach Derek King has finalised his 20-man squad that will compete in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 Finals in Trinidad.The T&T U20...

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Vranes – Sharks will chase every title

Vranes – Sharks will chase every title

10-09-2014 Hits:170 Central FC

Wednesday 10 September 2014“We will be after every title there is,” Central FC head coach Zoran Vranes cautioned, less than two weeks before the start of the 2014-2015 TT Pro...

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U20 Warriors in final push for Caribbean glory

U20 Warriors in final push for Caribbean glory

08-09-2014 Hits:62 National Team News

King eyes Concacaf Finals spot Monday 8 September 2014Trinidad and Tobago’s National Under 20 Men’s Team will enter a live-in training camp on Tuesday ahead of their Caribbean Football Union (CFU)...

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Elton John and Kevon Villaroel at Belgium’s CS Vise

Elton John and Kevon Villaroel at Belgium’s CS Vise

08-09-2014 Hits:143 TT Pro League News

Monday 8 September 2014Defenders Elton John and Kevon Villaroel have joined fellow Trinidad and Tobago internationals Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester, as well as ex-San Juan Jabloteh and Central FC...

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Young Warriors draw 1-1 with Guadeloupe's MNT

Young Warriors draw 1-1 with Guadeloupe's MNT

07-09-2014 Hits:138 National Team News

Saturday 6 September 2014A Trinidad and Tobago team, mainly comprising National Under 20 players, pulled off a 1-1 draw against Guadeloupe's Men's National Team in a friendly at the Dwight...

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Defence Force finally celebrates winning the 2012-2013 Digicel Pro League title

Defence Force finally celebrates winning the 2012-2013 Digicel Pro League title“Army! …Army! …Army!” shouted the jubilant soldiers after receiving the 2012-2013 Digicel Pro League trophy from TT Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene and Digicel (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited, Sponsorship and Promotions Manager, Wendy Alleyne on Friday night at the Marvin Lee Stadium.

Defence Force, winners of the League title now with 46 points, had just defeated bottom of the table T&TEC FC 4-0 in the second match of a Round Three Match Day Seven double header on the final night of this season’s championship.

Clad in t-shirts printed “Digicel Pro League Champions 2012-2013”, the soldiers were finally exhaling after being chased relentlessly by runners up Caledonia AIA (now 42 points).

But the title was Defence Force’s to celebrate since Monday night despite losing 4-0 against third place finishers DIRECTV W Connection at the Ato Boldon Stadium, because Caledonia, the only other team with a shot at the title, had fallen 2-1 in their penultimate match later that night against Central FC.

The soldiers walked through a guard of honour formed by the T&TEC team including its Head Coach Dexter Cyrus on Friday night, but despite the ‘Electric Boys’ thoughtfulness, Defence Force toyed with the cellar positioned club from the first whistle sounded by referee Neil Brizan.

Just seven minutes into the play, a casual looking Defence Force nearly found the back of the net.

At first T&TEC rookie goalkeeper Tevin Archer pulled off a save against Kevon Carter but the ball was cleared as far as Jerwyn Balthazar just outside the area, and the midfielder’s effort crashed off the upright after taking a deflection.

And seven minutes later Balthazar curled another effort just wide of the upper right corner.

But by the 31st minute Defence Force were in front 1-0 from an own goal by Cebastien Bailey.

Devorn Jorsling had dragged the ball towards the T&TEC goal and Bailey did the rest in slipping the ball past Archer at first post in an attempt to clear.

Defence Force then made it 2-0 by the 38th minute when Carter completed a simple tap in at the back post, beating Archer, after Curtis Gonzales dispossessed Tigana Sparks in the middle of the T&TEC half and played a quick pass to Jorsling who found Carter.

It got worse for Bailey and T&TEC by the 52nd minute when the defender and own-goal scorer pulled Carter to the ground inside his area forcing referee Brizan to point to the spot.

Jorsling was comfortable over the ball and completed his 20th League goal this season a minute later. The League’s leading goalscorer was replaced soon after by Balondemu Julius.

And in the final minute of regulation time, a stroke of brilliance by Balthazar from distance let off a swerving blast that swooshed past the attempt of Archer for the 4-0 end result.

Caledonia meantime, were 3-0 winners over St. Ann’s Rangers in the second match at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Friday night.

Stephan David had the Morrvant-Laventille club in front by the 31st minute from the penalty spot, and second half goals by Jamal Gay (47th minute) and Vurlon Mills (65th minute) completed the victory for the second positioned finishers.

In the earlier match at the Couva venue, Connection (now 38 points) defeated Police FC 5-0 to secure a third position finish ahead of North East Stars with a better goal difference.

The Stars were 1-0 winners over fifth positioned Central FC in the first match at the Marvin Lee Stadium thanks to a first half strike by Kerry Baptiste.

Digicel Pro League Championship
Full Round Three Match Day Seven results
Police FC 0—5 W Connection
Neil Benjamin 15’, Andrei Pacheco 20’, 48, 50, Stefano Rijssel 29’,

2013 League standings

TT PRO League 2013

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