T&TEC Football Club hasn’t given up pursuit of silverware in its debut season at the Pro League level and holds one more chance with the Digicel Pro Bowl.
The “Electric Boys” under head coach Dexter Cyrus has already done remarkably well this season finishing in runner-up position in the Digicel Pro League Championship, just one point behind winners W Connection(40 points) and reaching the First Citizens Cup and Toyota Classic knockout Finals.
However despite the creditable milestones, the club equipped with some of the top names in local football such as goalkeepers Clayton Ince, Marvin Phillip and Akini Adams, as well as outfield players Kerry Baptiste, Sylvester Teesdale, Kevon Neaves, Bevon Bass, Kerlon Furguson, Akeem Adams, Anthony Noriega, Kern Peters, Marcus Joseph, Aubrey David and others are relentlessly in search of silverware for T&TEC.
Last week under the care of assistant coaches Desmond Bailey and Reynold Carrington, T&TEC enjoyed a 2-1 win over DIRECTV North East Stars in the quarter-final round of the Pro Bowl with defender Noriega netting both items in the first half at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium—the same venue for this Friday’s semi-final round.
W Connection are against Caledonia from 6pm and two hours later, 8pm, T&TEC again under coaches Bailey and Carrington for the duration of the tournament will go up against Defence Force.
“We are at the end of the season and players haven’t won anything for the season,” said Carrington this week.
Carrington further stated that his team’s players have been great on the field of play despite internal issues affecting the club.
“We have been playing well,” he added. “We finished second in the League and that’s a great achievement in just our first season.
Now it’s our last chance at winning a trophy. We are going to give it our best on Friday (against Defence Force) to reach the Final.”
T&TEC and Defence Force only meetings this season were in the League Chamionship, with the “Electric Boys” enjoying victories in Round One (3-1) and Round Three (3-0) and a (1-1) drawn result in Round Two.
“Whether football or not, they(Defence Force) will always be soldiers with a good level of discipline and character. But we have had victories against them this season already and it wouldn’t be difficult to do it again,” Carrington concluded.
Meantime Defence Force boasts a 6-0 crushing of Adam’s Construction San Juan Jabloteh in the quarter-final round with a hattrick by Ross Russell Jr., a pair from in-form striker Richard Roy and one from veteran midfielder Michael Edwards.
Digicel Pro Bowl
Friday 11 May 2012
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
W Connection vs Caledonia AIA—6pm
T&TEC FC vs Defence Force—8pm