Police, Rangers, M’vant Caledonia and Civic in Digicel Pro Bowl qualifiers

​Photo: St. Ann's Rangers teammates Osaze Springer, left, and Marvin Lee celebrate a goal during the 2016-17 Digicel Pro League.

Monday 29 January 2017 (Revised on Jan. 31, 2017)

Police FC, St. Ann’s Rangers, Courts Morvant Caledonia United and Point Fortin Civic will contest the qualifying round of the season-culminating Digicel Pro Bowl due to their bottom four placements, in descending order, in the Digicel Pro League after Round Two Match Day Eight.

Police, who whipped Defence Force 3-1 on Saturday, maintained seventh-position and will face cellar-placed Civic in qualifier one from 7pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium main field on Tuesday.

Two hours later at the Port-of-Spain venue, eight-placed St. Ann’s Rangers, coming off Saturday’s 6-0 mauling by Central, will clash with ninth-positioned Morvant Caledonia with the winners advancing into the main draw (quarter-finals) in which matchups will be determined on Wednesday in a seeded draw.

Caledonia too, were in losers’ row over the weekend. The Morvant side conceded first half goals to go down 2-0 against fourth-positioned Ma Pau Stars on Sunday at the Larry Gomes Stadium despite an improved display in a second period that saw both sides appealing for a penalty but unable to force referee Gyasi Mc Donald to point to the spot.
​Ma Pau Stars forward Jason Scotland, left, prepares a shot against Morvant Caledonia United during their Digicel Pro League clash at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Sunday 29 Jan. 2017.

Former Europe-based forward and Trinidad and Tobago 2006 World Cup player Jason Scotland netted his eight league goal for Ma Pau on 25 minutes before a deflected Kerry Baptiste strike in the 38th-minute provided the 2 nil cushion.

The win improved Ma Pau's fourth position on 28 points—one point behind third-placed San Juan Jabloteh—ahead of their final league game of the season against second-positioned W Connection (43 points) next weekend, while Jabloteh are against league leaders and two-time defending champions Central FC (44 points) in their final game. (See full weekend results, the Digicel Pro Bowl qualifying round fixtures and the final day matchups in the Digicel Pro League below)

Digicel Pro League 2016-17
Full Round Two Match Day Eight results
(Sunday 29 January 2017)
Larry Gomes Stadium
Morvant Caledonia United 0 vs Ma Pau Stars 2 (Jason Scotland 25', Own Goal 38')

(Saturday 28 January 2017)
St. Ann's Rangers 0 vs Central FC 6 (Kishun Seecharan 12’, 63’, Jason Marcano 75’, Mickaeel Jem Gordon 79’, Darren Mitchell 80’, 90’+3), at Larry Gomes Stadium;

Police FC 3 (Jameel Perry 36’, 71’, Own Goal 43’) vs Defence Force 1 (Jamille Boatswain 73’), at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

(Friday 27 January 2017)
Club Sando 3 (Kevon Piper 23’, Akeem Roach 25’, 65’) vs Point Fortin Civic 2 (Nicholas Thomas 33’ Own Goal, Darnell Hospidales 45’), at Ato Boldon Stadium;

W Connection 1 (Hughtun Hector 56’) vs San Juan Jabloteh 0, at Ato Boldon Stadium.

UPCOMING FIXTURES
Digicel Pro Bowl
Qualifier Round
(Tuesday 31 January 2016)
Hasely Crawford Stadium
Police FC vs Point Fortin Civic—7pm

St. Ann’s Rangers vs Morvant Caledonia United—9pm

Digicel Pro League
Round Two Match Day Nine (final slate of matches)
(Weekend of February 3-5)
Point Fortin Civic vs Defence Force
Ma Pau Stars vs W Connection
Police FC vs Morvant Caledonia United
St. Ann’s Rangers vs Club Sando
San Juan Jabloteh vs Central FC

Digicel Pro League 2016-17 standings after Round Two Match Day Eight

Rank

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

 

1

Central FC

17

14

2

1

40

14

26

44

 

2

W Connection

17

14

1

2

48

13

35

43

 

3

San Juan Jabloteh

17

9

2

6

32

22

10

29

 

4

Ma Pau Stars

17

8

4

5

33

27

6

28

 

5

Club Sando

17

7

3

7

30

31

-1

24

 

6

Defence Force

17

6

2

9

24

30

-6

20

 

7

Police FC

17

5

4

8

35

34

1

19

 

8

St. Ann’s Rangers

17

4

4

9

20

36

-16

16

 

9

Morvant Caledonia Utd.

17

2

5

10

18

31

-13

11

 

10

Point Fortin Civic

17

1

3

13

17

59

-42

6