Miles Goodman saves a penalty and wins Civic a point at N/E Stars

​Point Fortin Civic forward Jamille Boatswain (right) pictured in this file photo against St. Ann’s Rangers during the 2014/15 season.

Saturday 23 January 2016

Goalkeeper Miles Goodman produced a second half penalty kick save on Saturday afternoon to rescue a point for Point Fortin Civic in a 0-0 draw with North East Stars.

The stalemate, however, didn’t come as a surprise after a lacklustre display by both teams, who might easily blame the early afternoon heat due to the 3:30 p.m. kick-off at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

But the home side, North East Stars, did have an excellent opportunity to take the lead on 59 minutes after referee Kevin Smart pointed to the spot for a handball in the area against Civic captain Kelvin Modeste.

However goalkeeper Goodman rescued the visitors with a low save on his left to keep out a poorly struck kick from Trinidad and Tobago international Neveal Hackshaw.

Ten minutes later Goodman produced another save, on the only other on-target attempt of the game, when he charged down a left-footed strike from 15-year-old North East Stars debutant Keshon Hackshaw.

Keshon, the cousin of Neveal Hackshaw, was one of two substitutes, including Gorean Highley, used in attack by coach Ross Russell in the final 30 minutes.

Both substitutes added late life to the Digicel Pro League 2015/16 Round Two Match Day Four fixture but weren’t enough to avoid a stalemate.

The result snapped a five-game losing streak for the eight positioned Civic (11 points), which included back-to-back defeats at Central FC (7-0) and W Connection (7-1), respectively.

Meanwhile North East Stars, now undefeated in their last five outings since the arrival of Russell, with two wins and three draws, moved up a spot into fourth on the Digicel Pro League 2015/16 standings with 22 points as third positioned W Connection.

Connection will meet second positioned defending champions Central FC (24 points) from 4 p.m. at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Sunday, with both teams attempting to close the gap on leaders Defence Force (28 points).

Also on Sunday, the Larry Gomes Stadium will come alive again from 3:30 pm with a bottom-of-the-table clash between ninth positioned St. Ann’s Rangers (9 points) and bottom positioned Morvant Caledonia United (7 points).

Digicel Pro League 2015/16
Round Two Match Day Four
Friday’s results
Defence Force 1 
(Sean Narcis 57’) vs Club Sando 1 (Devon Modeste 90’ penalty)

San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Nathan Lewis 6’, 60’, Sean Bonval 9’, Adrian Reid 90’+3) vs Police FC 2 (Makesi Lewis 37’, Kareem Freitas 49’)

Saturday’s result
Larry Gomes Stadium

North East Stars 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 0

Upcoming games
Round Two Match Day Four

Sunday 24 January 2016
Larry Gomes Stadium

St. Ann’s Rangers vs Morvant Caledonia United—3:30 pm

Ato Boldon Stadium
Central FC vs W Connection—4 pm

Round Two Match Day Five
Tuesday 26 January 2016
Larry Gomes Stadium

Defence Force vs Police FC—3:30 pm

Mahaica Oval

Point Fortin Civic vs Club Sando—6 pm

Wednesday 27 January 2016
Larry Gomes Stadium

St. Ann’s Rangers vs W Connection—3:30 pm

Ato Boldon Stadium

Morvant Caledonia United vs North East Stars—6 pm
Central FC vs San Juan Jabloteh—8 pm

Teams at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Saturday
North East Stars: 22.Cleon John (GK), 3.Rickel Dickson, 4.Jesus Perez, 40.Jomoul Francois, 19.Glenton Wolfe, 8.Neveal Hackshaw (21.Neil Mitchell 74th minute), 14.Chike Sullivan, 28.Dillon Jagasar (9.Gorean Highley 62nd minute), 24.Adrian Noel, 25.Keryn Navarro (Capt.), 23.Brendon Figuera (7.Keshon Hackshaw 64th minute)

Unused substitutes: 1.Shane Mattis (GK), 26.Carey Brown, 29.Hakim Baird, 39.Taryk Sampson

Coach: Ross Russell

Point Fortin Civic: 1.Miles Goodman (GK), 21.Ronell Paul, 9.Shackiel Henry (25.Troy Moses 84th minute), 15.Nedeon Noel, 20.Jamille Boatswain (19.Andrei Pacheco 46th minute), 14.Kerwin Stafford (17.Kestwin Goolie 69th minute), 18.Shaquille Stewart, 16.Kelvin Modeste, 11.Tigana Sparks, 8.Akeem Redhead, 12.Glenn Sutton

Unused substitutes: 52.Akini Adams (GK), 26.Kern George, 5.Akil Stafford, 13.Stephon Bain

Coach: Leroy De Leon

Match Referee: Kevin Smart