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Army, Central FC move up Ascension table with wins

Lat­er, Justin Sadoo took the ball down the right flank and cen­tred for Jameel Boatswain to col­lect and shot past a sur­pris­ing­ly stag­nant Gra­ham

De­fence Force has moved with­in two points of As­cen­sion Foot­ball League lead­ers Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers with a con­vinc­ing 5-0 thrash­ing of Cunu­pia FC when ac­tion in the tour­na­ment con­tin­ued at the Ari­ma Velo­drome on Sat­ur­day evening.

Cen­tral FC has al­so caused some ma­jor ad­just­ments in the bot­tom half of the stand­ings by whip­ping a bat­tling Moru­ga FC 5-2 for their first win of the sea­son. The Cen­tral Sharks, as they are af­fec­tion­ate­ly called by their fans, have been fo­cused on re­build­ing, hav­ing had to read­just its ros­ter due to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. But on Sat­ur­day they got more than they bar­gained for with Ke­sean St Rose scor­ing a hat-trick in the 20th, 51st and 77th min­utes to spear­head the win.

Start­ing at sec­ond-from-the-bot­tom, St Rose first gal­loped on to a through-ball to slot the ball past the ad­vanc­ing goal­keep­er in the 20th minute. Moru­ga, how­ev­er, equalised in the 38th minute when lanky strik­er Keruille Je­re­mi­ah turned in a left-side cen­tre.

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The goal was the first of two by the big Moru­gan strik­er fol­low­ing a dis­as­trous start to the sea­son.

St Rose though dom­i­nat­ed the pro­ceed­ings and de­spite his minia­ture size, he rose high to head home pow­er­ful­ly to re­store his team’s ad­van­tage at 2-1 in the 51st minute.  

Je­re­mi­ah led a de­ter­mined fight­back for the team from the deep south­land by lev­el­ling the scores at 2-2 for a sec­ond time in the 54th minute, but the Sharks pulled away there­after with a 65th-minute item from Ro­mario Burke, be­fore St Rose got his hat-trick to send to score to 4-2.

Re­nal­do Fran­cois then drilled the fi­nal nail in the Moru­ga cof­fin with his goal in the 85th minute. The re­sult saw Cen­tral FC move from sec­ond-to-last on the 10-team chart to sev­enth with five points from six match­es.

Moru­ga for all their fight re­mains root­ed at the cel­lar po­si­tion with­out a win.

At the top, how­ev­er, La Hor­quet­ta Rangers con­tin­ue to lead but now they have to keep their eyes open for the army/coast-guard com­bi­na­tion team which got a dou­ble strike from na­tion­al stand­out Re­on Moore in ham­mer­ing Cunu­pia FC 5-0 in the fea­ture game at the Velo­drome.  

Moore in the 10th minute ben­e­fit­ed from an un­for­giv­able mis­take from goal­keep­er Kevin Gra­ham, as he failed to hold on to a rou­tine cross. The ball dropped en­tic­ing­ly in front of a gap­ing goal for Moore to fire in for the ear­ly 1-0 lead.

Lat­er, Justin Sadoo took the ball down the right flank and cen­tred for Jameel Boatswain to col­lect and shot past a sur­pris­ing­ly stag­nant Gra­ham.

Cunu­pia, with an un­usu­al­ly qui­et Kevon “Show­time” Wood­ley on the pitch, failed to of­fer any re­sis­tance to the army’s dom­i­nance.

There­after, Moore got his sec­ond goal on the night when he was picked out by Sha­keel Bertrand’s cen­tre from the right flank.

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With the game head­ing to the end with the Army 4-0 up, Gra­ham some­how found him­self well out­side of the 18-yard box dur­ing a De­fence Force raid. And with Moore now be­ing giv­en an op­por­tu­ni­ty at his hat-trick, his at­tempt at goal from about 24 yards out, was han­dled by Gra­ham, forc­ing the ref­er­ee to hand him a straight red card for the vi­o­la­tion.

This de­vel­op­ment led to more trou­bles for Cunu­pia who had to sac­ri­fice Wood­ley by putting him in goal for the re­sult­ing free-kick, hav­ing used up all their sub­sti­tu­tions.  

The pro­lif­ic strik­er now turn goal­keep­er went low for a pow­er­ful dri­ve by Dy­lon King from the kick, but it took a wicked de­flec­tion off one of his de­fend­ers be­fore fly­ing in­to the back of the net.

Cunu­pia will have to go back to the draw­ing board as they pre­pare to face De­porti­vo PF on Sat­ur­day at the same venue.   

Stand­ings

Place*Teams*P*W*D*L*F*A*GD*Pts

1*Ter­minix Rangers*6*5*1*0*26*9*17*16

2*De­fence Force FC*6*4*2*0*15*3*12*14

3*Cunu­pia FC*6*4*0*2*14*10*4*12

4*Po­lice FC*5*4*0*1*14*5*9*12

5*De­porti­vo PF*6*2*2*2*8*7*1*8

6*Re­al West Fort*6*2*1*3*7*15*-8*7

7*Cen­tral FC*6*1*2*3*9*14*-5*5

8*Cen­tral Soc­cer World*6*1*1*4*5*12*-7*4

9*AC Port of Spain*5*0*3*2*7*11*-4*3

10*Moru­ga FC*6*0*0*6*4*23*-19*0

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