Civic snaps losing streak; Central can go seven points clear with win against Sando

File photo: Point Fortin Civic forward Jamille Boatswain, right, against St. Ann’s Rangers during the 2014/15 Pro League season.

Thursday April 21, 2016

Jamille Boatswain came off the bench to score twice in the second half to help Civic hold off St. Ann’s Rangers 4-2 in a bottom-of-the-table Digicel Pro League clash at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Wednesday as the Point Fortin club snapped a six-game losing streak in all competitions.

The result put Civic up a spot with 19 points, hurdling Morvant Caledonia United – Sunday’s opponents against W Connection in the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield 2016 final – for eight position, while Rangers remain at the bottom of the 10-team DPL standings with 14 points.

On the opposite end of the ladder, defending champions Central FC are four points clear at the summit with a chance to open a seven-point gap when the “Couva Sharks” tackle seventh-positioned Club Sando from 7pm on Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in a rescheduled Round Three game, after which there are three games left in the in the title race.

Civic took the lead three minutes before the break through mid-season forward signing Juma Clarence and following second half goals by midfielder Akeem Redhead and forward Boatswain, the southerners were three goals up 15 minutes to the end.

Rangers, who were previously unbeaten against Civic this season – 2-1 and 1-1, stormed back with a goal each from substitutes Johan Peltier and Anselm “Worm” Jackson to reduce the deficit to one goal.

But Boatswain ended Rangers fight on the 90th minute, completing his double and the Civic win with his seventh league goal this season.

Clarence, the 27-year-old former Trinidad and Tobago Youth World Cup player, fired past Rangers goalkeeper Christopher Biggette from just inside the area in the 42nd minute, giving Civic the physiological advantage into the break.

Rangers’ coach Angus Eve responded at the restart with the introduction of Peltier and Jackson, and within the first minute on, the talented pair forced Civic goalkeeper Miles Goodman into two saves.

Goodman was forced into action again in the 66th minute when he put behind an attempt from Jackson, and from the resulting corner Peltier headed overbar.

Civic coach Leroy De Leon, aware of the danger, counterattacked by introducing Boatswain, who less than a minute onto the pitch forced Biggette into a save.

Then from the resulting corner swung in by Shackiel Henry, winger Redhead doubled the visitors lead 2-0 on 72 minutes.

Boatswain then fired in his first of the afternoon for a 3-0 Civic cushion in the 75th minute by capitalising on a rebound after Biggette was tested from distance by Henry.

But Rangers fired back twice in a space of twelve minutes to reduce the deficit 2-3 after Peltier bundled a Keron Cornwall cross into the back of the net in the 77th minute and Jackson pounced on a rebound to score after Goodman had dived to his left to keep out a Cornwall attempt in the 88th minute.

And had Jameel Antoine not missed the far upper corner in the 82nd minute following a feed from Jackson in the area, Rangers could have been level.

However it was all over for the St. Ann’s club in the final minute of regulation time when Boatswain, picked out by substitute Tigana Sparks, hammered his second beyond Biggette to end the game 4-2.

Digicel Pro League 2015/16
Round Three Match Day Six results
Wednesday April 20, 2016
St. Ann's Rangers 2 (Johan Peltier 77', Anselm Jackson 88') vs Point Fortin Civic 4 (Juma Clarence 42', Akeem Redhead 72', Jamille Boatswain 75', 90')


Tuesday April 19, 2016
Club Sando 3 (Devon Modeste 33', 48', Shaquille Holder 46') vs Police FC 5 (Kareem Freitas 18', Makesi Lewis 36', 58', Keon Wilson 45', Dylon King 90'), at the Ato Boldon Stadium;

W Connection 0 vs San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Tyrone Charles 86'), at the Ato Boldon Stadium;

Morvant Caledonia United 0 vs Central FC 3 (Marcus Joseph 66', Darren Mitchell 80', Nicholas Dillon 87'), at the Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Defence Force 0 vs North East Stars 1 (Kerry Baptiste 45'+), at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Upcoming fixture (rescheduled Round Three Match Day Three)
Friday April 22, 2016
Hasely Crawford Stadium
Central FC vs Club Sando—7pm

Digicel Pro League 2015/16 standings

#

Team

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

1

Central FC

23

15

4

4

51

16

35

49

2

San Juan Jabloteh

24

14

3

7

43

33

10

45

2

W Connection

24

12

7

5

46

22

24

43

3

Defence Force

24

12

6

6

49

20

29

42

5

North East Stars

24

12

5

7

39

43

-4

41

6

Police FC

24

11

4

9

54

48

6

37

7

Club Sando

23

8

3

12

30

44

-14

27

8

Point Fortin Civic

24

5

4

15

23

51

-28

19

9

Morvant Caledonia Utd

24

5

3

16

23

53

-30

18

10

St. Ann’s Rangers

24

3

5

16

26

54

-28

14



Teams at the Larry Gomes Stadium Wednesday
St. Ann’s Rangers: 22.Christopher Biggette (GK), 2.Shakiyl Phillip, 7.Sedale Mc Lean, 8.Kevon Piper, 9.Keron Cornwall, 13.Jeromie Williams, 16.Richard Williams, 17.Kadeem Hutchinson (15.Anselm Jackson 46th minute), 18.Trevin Latapy (Capt.), 27.Kareem Baptiste (10.Johan Peltier 46th minute), 29.Jameel Antoine

Unused substitutes: 1.Stefan Berkeley (GK), 20.Shomarie Antoine, 33.Mykal Campbell, 34.Jerrell Hibbert

Coach: Angus Eve

Point Fortin Civic: 1.Miles Goodman (GK), 3.Kurfri Pierre, 4.Nicholas Thomas (20.Jamille Boatswain 70th minute), 7.Nickcolson Thomas (11.Tigana Sparks 82nd minute), 8.Akeem Redhead, 9.Shaquille Henry, 10.Bevon Bass, 18.Shaquille Stewart (19.Andrei Pacheco 59th minute), 24.Juma Clarence, 27.Kern Peters, 32.Jamal John, 

Unused substitutes: 11.Tigana Sparks, 14.Kerron Gaskin, 21.Ronell Paul, 33.Daniel Smith,

Coach: Leroy De Leon

Referee: Marlon Peruse

Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Charles

Assistant Referee 2: Nicholas Augustus

Fourth Official: Oswald Davis