Civic, Police advance in Toyota Classic

Clubs return to Digicel Pro League action today

Point Fortin Civic attackers Marcus Joseph, right, and Andre Toussaint, left, share high fives.
Tuesday 25 November 2014

Pro League clubs Point Fortin Civic and Police FC became the latest top-tier clubs to advance into the quarter-final round of the 2014 Toyota Classic by ousting St. Ann's Rangers and Guaya United respectively on Sunday.

Civic were comfortable 3-0 winners over fellow Pro League compatriots and minnows Rangers at the Mahaica Oval.

Marcus Joseph, Andre Toussaint and Andrei Pacheco grabbed a goal each in the 37th, 59th and 63rd minutes respectively to send the home side through.

While at the St. James Barracks, home side Police FC came from behind to edge last season's semi-finalists Guaya United 2-1.

Utility player Elijah Belgrave equalised for the "Lawmen" in the 30th minute after Guaya's Beville Joseph opened the scoring in the 11th minute. And in the 68th minute of play midfielder Jibri McDavid snatched the winner.

Police securing a quarter-final match-up against Defence Force (6-0 preliminary round winners over Petrotrin Palo Seco) will face the soldiers from 3 pm at the newly resurfaced Mannie Ramjohn Stadium playing field on Saturday 29 November.

Also on Saturday Caledonia AIA (3-0 winners over Defence Force's Super League outfit) are against Super League high-rollers WASA FC (4-3 penalty kicks winners over W Connection following a 1-1 draw) from 3 pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium in their quarter-final round clash.

But the Toyota Classic action resumes on Friday 28 November at the Ato Boldon Stadium with a rescheduled preliminary round double header.

Central FC will tackle Super League outfit and tournament newcomers La Horquetta SA from 6 pm with the winner advancing to meet Point Fortin Civic in the quarter-final round.

And from 8 pm Super League leaders and last season's defeated Toyota Classic finalists Club Sando will meet former winners North East Stars.

The winners of that match will advance to meet San Juan Jabloteh (4-0 winners over 1976 FC Phoenix) in the quarter-final round.

Today (Tuesday 25 November) top-tier clubs will shift their focus to the Digicel Pro League (DPL) with Round One Match Day Five.

At the Ato Boldon Stadium reigning DPL champions W Connection will tackle Point Fortin Civic from 6 pm and from 8 pm Central FC are against Defence Force.

Simultaneously at the Marvin Lee Stadium St. Ann's Rangers, still in search of its point, will meet Caledonia AIA from 6 pm and from 8 pm Police FC will take on North East Stars.

Leaders San Juan Jabloteh sits out on the bye.

Toyota Classic 2014

Saturday's Preliminary Round Results

San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Simon Nedd own goal 17', Troy Moses 31', 40') vs 1976 FC Phoenix 0

Petrotrin Palo Seco 0 vs Defence Force (Pro League) 6 (Devorn Jorsling 30', 45'+, 69', Kerry Joseph 53', Jemel Sebro 77', Darryl Trim 81')

Caledonia AIA 3 (Nathan Lewis 32', Pernell Schultz 76', Kyle Adams 82') vs Defence Force (Super League) 0

WASA FC 1 (Gary Glasgow 49') vs W Connection 1 (Alvin Jones 7')
Kicks from the penalty mark
W Connection   3                WASA FC 4

Alvin Jones (scored)            Gary Glasgow (scored)
Mekeil Williams (scored)       Dorean Daniel (scored)
Hashim Arcia (crossbar)       Glen Walker (over bar)
Neil Benjamin Jr. (over bar)  Ethan Robinson (Scored)

Gerard Williams (scored)      Stern John (scored)

Sunday's Preliminary Round Results
St. Ann's Rangers 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 3 (Marcus Joseph 37', Andre Toussaint 59', Andrei Pacheco 63')

Police FC 2 (Elijah Belgrave 30', Jibri Mc David 68') vs Guaya United 1(Beville Joseph 11')

Upcoming Preliminary Round Matches
Friday 28 November
Ato Boldon Stadium
Central FC vs La Horquetta SA—6 pm
Club Sando vs North East Stars—8 pm

Upcoming Quarter Final Round Matches
Saturday 29 November
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
Police FC vs Defence Force—3 pm

Larry Gomes Stadium
Caledonia AIA vs WASA FC—3 pm

Semi Final Round
Friday 5 December

Final
Friday 12 December