Ma Pau held to a goalless draw by Rangers

 Ma Pau held to a goalless draw by RangersSt. Ann's Rangers rebounded from their 4-2 defeat against Caledonia AIA last weekend to hold Ma Pau SC to a goalless draw on Friday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

The Round One Match Day Two result gave the St. Ann's based club its first point of the 2010 Digicel Pro League Championship as they  are currently in eighth position in the standings, while Ma Pau remain sixth with their two points following Super Friday's double header.

In the second match of the double header at the Port of Spain venue, defending Champions Bmobile Joe Public and San Juan Jabloteh battled to a 1-1 draw. Jabloteh are seventh with one point and Public with two points are in fifth position.

Ma Pau had the first attempt at goal when midfielder Lester Peltier unleashed a shot on target, but Daurance Williams was well positioned to foil the effort.

In the 14th minute, teammate Rennie Britto was just wide of the far upright after powering his way past Elijah Belgrave before releasing his shot on goal.

Rangers however, didnt lay down against Ma Pau despite being considered the underdogs in the match, in light of the Woodbrook club's signing fiesta during preseason, and had chances of their own.

Rangers faithful Josimar Belgrave failed to put his side in front in the 27th minute striking wide of the far upright after a great counter attack by the Anthony Streete coached side.

Teammate Javon Wilson then tested goalie Alejandro Figueroa in the 36th minute with a blast from distance, but the Colombian's gloves proved difficult to beat.

Belgrave then followed with another wide effort in the 38th minute but it seemed as though he left his scoring boots at home.

Ma Pau also compounded on their misses when Seon Power headed wide from a Lyndon Andrew´s free kick in the 39th minute, and former Rangers' player Coneal Thomas headed over four minutes from the half.

Just before heading into the tunnel at the break, Modeste flashed a left footed strike past the far upright after picking up a pass from midfielder Kwame Wiltshire.

Both sides were reduced to ten men when Rangers' Nicholas Valentine and Ma Pau's Keyeno Thomas picked up their second yellow cards in the 73rd and 74 minutes respectively.

This definitely didn´t help thier team's scoring chances as second half Ma Pau substitute Kerry Noray only managed to hit the side netting on one occasion ,and later failed to hit the mark in what could be described as the best opportunity of the match;  in injury time he (Noray) headed over the bar from inside the six yard area. Ma Pau player Seon Power's header on goal  came from teammate Anthony Wolfe's long throw which was palmed onto the corssbar by goalkeeper Williams, and the rebound fell to Noray.

St. Ann's Rangers 0--0 Ma Pau SC

St. Ann's Rangers--Daurance Williams(gk), Devon Modeste(capt.), Elijah Belgrave, Javon Wilson, Kwame Wiltshire(Beville Joseph 62nd), Josimar Belgrave, Nicholas Valentine(Y+Y=R), Odelle Armstrong(Kaashiff Thomas 66th), Joseph Peters, Adrian Narine(Shem McFarlane 83rd), Akil Clarke

Coach--Anthony Streete

Ma Pau SC--Alejandro Figueroa(gk), Keyeno Thomas(capt)(Y+Y=R), Coneal Thomas(Kevin Molino 46th), Lester Peltier, Rennie Britto(Mikeil Williams 85th), Lyndon Andrews, Anthony Wolfe, Curtis Gonzales, Seon Power, Trevin Caesar, Cyd Gray(Kerry Noray 46th)

Coach--Michael McComie