Thursday, February 22, 2018

Central FC reach Caribbean finals*


Trinidad and Tobago Pro League outfit Central FC have booked a fourth consecutive Caribbean Club Championship finals spot after topping Group B of the 2018 edition with a hard-fought 1-0 win over hot-tempered hosts Atlántico FC on Sunday night at the Estadio Cibao in Santiago, Dominican Republic on Sunday.

Atlántico fell behind on the hour mark through a Yoan Melo own-goal and were later denied from the penalty spot before having a goal disallowed for handball, then saw defender Yesion Murillo ejected by a red card deep in stoppage time as they exited the tournament.

Central, champions of 2015 and 2016 and fourth-placed finishers in 2017, won Group B with six points, two ahead Jamaica's Portmore United and Atlántico, who finished second and third respectively and only separated by goal-difference, while Haiti's Racing FC finished bottom of the group.

 

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