Renaldo Francois debut goal gives Morv’t Caledonia edge against Civic

Photo: Morvant Caledonia United attacker Renaldo Francois. (Courtesy Morvant Caledonia’s Facebook page)

Morvant Caledonia United snatched a second consecutive Pro League win and third in all competitions with a narrow 1-0 win over hosts Point Fortin Civic on Tuesday in a rescheduled fixture.

Eighteen-year-old Trinidad and Tobago youth attacker Renaldo Francois made the best of a start in Morvant Caledonia colours for his first top-flight goal after just five minutes at the Mahaica Oval and it turned out the winner for coach Jamaal Shabazz’s side.

The win, only Morvant Caledonia’s third of the 2017 league campaign, improved the Eastern Stallions’ sixth position to 13 points, one behind San Juan Jabloteh (14 points), who have two games in hand, and three more than three-time defending champions Central FC and Police FC (10 points).

Civic (9 points) meanwhile, are second-from-bottom, only ahead of cellar-placed St. Ann’s Rangers by a point and defeated in their last three league outings.

With the Pro League on a two-week break to facilitate the Trinidad and Tobago national team’s preparations for closing World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Mexico and USA, Morvant Caledonia and Civic, like seven other Pro League clubs will shift their focus on the FA Trophy. (See FA Trophy Round-of-32 match-ups below)

Trinidad and Tobago Pro League 2017
(Tuesday 26 September 2017)
Rescheduled Round One Match Day Seven result
Point Fortin Civic 0 vs Morvant Caledonia United 1 (Renaldo Francois 5’), at Mahaica Oval.

Pro League 2017 standings

#

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

 

1

North East Stars

11

7

3

1

21

9

12

24

 

2

W Connection

11

7

2

2

23

12

11

23

 

3

Club Sando

11

5

3

3

15

11

4

18

 

4

Defence Force

11

4

3

4

13

14

-1

15

 

5

San Juan Jabloteh

9

4

2

3

9

8

1

14

 

6

Morvant Caledonia

11

3

4

4

7

8

-1

13

 

7

Central FC

10

2

4

4

11

14

-3

10

 

8

Police FC

10

2

4

4

11

14

-3

10

 

9

Point Fortin Civic

11

2

3

6

6

16

-10

9

 

10

St. Ann’s Rangers

11

2

2

7

8

18

-10

8

 


Full FA Trophy Round-of-32 match-ups
October 1 & 4, 2017
(Venue and times to be determined)

Club Sando (Pro League) vs Guaya United (SL)

San Juan Jabloteh
 (Pro League) vs Defence Force FC (SL)

Morvant Caledonia United
 (Pro League) vs Stokely Vale FC (SL)

Point Fortin Civic (Pro League) vs Signal Hill United (TFA)

Defence Force FC (Pro League) vs Trinity Rangers (EFA)

Pitchmen FC (SFA) vs North East Stars (Pro League)

W Connection
 (Pro League) vs Bethel United (SL)

MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers (Pro League) vs Fire Service (CFA) /Black Rock (TFA)

Police FC (Pro League)/WASA FC (SL) vs UTT (SL)

Central 500 Spartans (SL) vs Perseverance Ball Runners (CFA)

Leeds United (TFA) vs WASA FC (EFA)

FC Santa Rosa (SL) vs Santa Flora FC (SFA)

Cunupia FC (SL) vs Central Soccer World (CFA)

Prisons FC (SL) vs 1976 FC Phoenix FC (SL)

Club Sando Moruga (SL) vs Sangre Grande Dream Team (ECFU)

San Fernando Giants (SFA) vs Police FC (SL)