Toyota Classic

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Police, Army advance into Toyota Classic quarterfinals

Police, Army advance into Toyota Classic quarterfinalsPolice FC and 2010-2011 Digicel Pro League champions Defence Force advanced into the Toyota Classic quarterfinal round with Round of 16 wins over St. Ann's Rangers and Defence Force(Super League) respectively on Saturday night.

In the first of a double header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, first half goals by Jason Boodram(13th minute) and Todd Ryan(25th minute) gave the Lawmen a good cushion to later hold on for a 2-1 win after Rangers' Bryant Constantine pulled a goal back in the 66th minute.

And in the second contest Defence Force Pro League outfit showed superiority over its Super League counterpart with a 3-0 win.

Defence Force meets DIRECTV North East Stars in the quarterfinal round which plays on Tuesday while Police FC are against Joe Public Super League outfit—the only advancing Super League team after edging out defending champs Joe Public(Pro League).

Midfielder Sean Narcis of the Defence Force Pro League club put his team adhead 1-0 by the 22nd minute when he headed past goalkeeper Kerwin Beckles off Corey Rivers' corner from the right.

The Super League outfit didn't collapse and continued a strong battle.

Three minutes after the break goalkeeper Kevin Graham was forced into action pushing out a 22 yard freekick strike by Kayode Thomas.

And on the other end in the 53rd Javon Neptune's decent shot on target was measured by a wonderful one-handed save by Beckles.

But in the 54th minute Richard Roy blasted in a low shot from the resulting corner and with a slight deflection left Beckles beaten for a 2-0 cushion for the Ross Russell coached outfit.

The Pro League side then completed its 3-0 win in the 75th minute when teenaged winger Jemel Seabro made no mistake from inside the area beating Beckles after a fine string of passes by the Russell coached team.

St. Ann's Rangers 1—2 Police FC
Bryant Constantine 66’ ; Jason Boodram 13', Todd Ryan 25’

Defence Force 3—0 Defence Force(Super League)
Sean Narcis 22', Richard Roy 54', Jemel Seabro 75'

Defence Force(Pro League)—Kevin Graham(gk), Corey Rivers(captain), Rawle Fletcher, Jerwyn Balthazar(Ronald St. Louis 74th), Sean Narcis, Dexter Pacheco(Kurt Williams 68th), Rondell Elcock, Aklie Edwards, Jahvon Neptune(Y), Richard Roy(Balondemu Julius 80th)

Coach—Ross Russell

Defence Force(Super League)—Kerwin Beckles(gk), Rodphin Harris(capt.), Dwight Scott, Kevon Piper, Terron Jeffrey, Marvin James, Kevin Jagdeosingh(Kevin Pierre 60th), Allister Ramlochan(Steve Benny 60th), Kesneil Clarke(Sterling O'Brian 65th), Keseon Theodore, Kayode Thomas


Coach—Kelshall Alexander