W Connection, Point Fortin Civic clash in Couva
The Ato Boldon Stadium is the place to be for tonight’s top-of-the-table meeting between the top two teams in the Digicel Pro League.
Leaders Directv W Connection will put their perfect record on the line against second-placed Point Fortin Civic FC, who lost for the first time this season when going down 3-0 to First Citizens Cup champions Central FC, on Tuesday, at the same venue.
The top two teams will meet from eight p.m, while earlier at six p.m, Central FC face Police.
There is also a double-header at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, where Pro League champions Defence Force are expected to pick up full points against bottom team St Ann’s Rangers in the five p.m. opening match, while struggling Caledonia AIA look for a first win against San Juan Jabloteh two hours later.
W Connection and “Civic Centre” met once before this season, in a First Citizens Cup quarter-final which ended 0-0 at Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin, before W Connection advanced 6-5 on penalty kicks.
W Connection currently have a maximum 12 points and a perfect record from victories over St Ann’s Rangers (7-0), Police (1-0), San Juan Jabloteh (3-2) and North East Stars (2-0). Meanwhile, Civic beat Police (4-1), North East Stars (1-0) and St Ann’s Rangers (1-0), before losing to Central three days ago.
“For a lot of our supporters, it’s now personal to them when we play against W Connection,” said Point Fortin Civic’s team manager Ken Mc Cree. “Although we had the support from the Point Fortin citizens against Central [on Tuesday], we know that the match against W Connection will really appeal to them.”
Home team and league leaders, W Connection are in chase of a regulation time victory, which would maintain the Stuart Charles Fevrier-coached club’s 100 percent league record.
“I don’t think their travelling support will affect us,” said Connection assistant coach Earl Jean. “I urge the people to come out. It’s good for the league and it’s good for the football. I think our players enjoy the atmosphere and big crowd.
“It’s a very interesting clash because Reynold Carrington (first W Connection captain) was part of our club and so are a number of players that’s representing Point Fortin [Civic] now,” added Jean, a former “Savonnetta Boys” teammate of Carrington.
“They know what to expect of our club, so I’m sure it will be a very interesting game. It was quite a difficult surface [at the Mahaica Oval] when we first played Point Fortin,” added the ex-St Lucia international. “I’m confident that we can do better than the last time. Obviously it will be to our advantage playing on a much better surface such as the Ato Boldon Stadium.”
TODAY’S DIGICEL PRO LEAGUE MATCHES
6 p.m. - Central FC vs Police FC, Ato Boldon Stadium
8 p.m. - W Connection vs Point Fortin Civic FC, Ato Boldon Stadium
5 p.m. - Defence Force vs St Ann’s Rangers, Marvin Lee Stadium
7 p.m. - Caledonia AIA vs San Juan Jabloteh, Marvin Lee Stadium
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
Direct TV W Connection 4 4 0 0 13 2 11 12
Point Fortin Civic FC 4 3 0 1 6 4 2 9
Central FC 3 2 1 0 6 1 5 7
North East Stars 4 2 0 2 6 4 2 6
Police FC 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 4
San Juan Jabloteh 3 1 0 2 10 12 -2 3
Defence Force 3 1 0 2 6 8 -2 3
Caledonia AIA 4 0 2 2 3 8 -5 2
St Ann’s Rangers 3 0 0 3 5 14 -9 0