Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pro League sides into FA semis

Digicel Pro League clubs, North East Stars, Central FC and T&TEC all advanced to the semi-final round of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation FA Trophy competition with victories on Wednesday.

However, the quarter-final game between Caledonia AIA and Stokely Vale was postponed because of lack of sufficient officials. The match will now be played next Wednesday at the same venue.

Despite that, the T&TFF will host the semi final draw today at the TTFF Office at 6 Ana Street, Port of Spain at 2:30 p.m.

In the matches played on Wednesday, Central FC had the easiest passage through to the final four with a 2-0 shutout of secondary school team Shiva Boys College. Central's goals came within the final 12 minutes of the match, first through Tyrone Charles (78th) then through Quincy Charles in the 88th as Shiva could not find potency in front of goal.

North East Stars and T&TEC were carried to penalty kicks to earn their semi-final places.

Marcus Gomez sent his Stars team ahead in the seventh minute but four minutes later Bobbington King found the equaliser for Cunupia. The match remained 1-1 at the end of regulation time before 'Stars' emerged with the win after a 4-2 penalty shootout in their favour.

At Mahaica, Pt Fortin CC seemed on their way to victory after Marcus Joseph gave them the go-ahead goal in the 36th minute. But four minutes from the end, Pt Fortin conceded a penalty to T&TEC and Keeron Benito converted.

T&TEC's good penalty form continued and they overcame Pt Fortin 3-1 in the battle of the spot kicks.



Caledonia AIA vs Stokely Vale - postponed

Cunupia 1 (Bobbington King 11th) North East Stars 1 (Marcus Gomez 7th)

- Stars won 4-2 on kicks from the penalty mark

Central FC 2 (Tyrone Charles 78th, Quincy Charles 88th) Shiva Boys 0

Pt Fortin CC 1 (Marcus Joseph 36th) T&TEC 1(Keeron Benito 85th pen)

- T&TEC won 3-1 on kicks from the penalty mark