Wednesday, November 22, 2017

'Army' look to stretch Pro League lead


(BI) Feedloader User

Leaders Defence Force could lengthen their lead atop the Digicel Pro League, if only temporarily, when they play second-from-bottom St Ann's Rangers in the second match of a doubleheader at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium this evening.

The Pro League is resuming this weekend following the short break for Christmas, with the "Army" holding a three-point advantage over second-placed Caledonia AIA. However, with AIA who play tomorrow, already having a game in hand over the leaders, the soldiers will be mindful of collecting three more points against a Rangers side with only one win so far this season, to keep the pressure on.

The Defence/Rangers clash in Marabella at 8 p.m. will follow the opening game between two teams in the lower half of the table. Cellar-placed T&TEC take on Police FC from 6 p.m., with the electricity boys knowing that a victory and a Rangers loss would take them off the bottom.

There will be two other matches tomorrow, this time at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. In the first match, defending champions W Connection will seek to erase the memory of their 5-1 thrashing against Defence Force last time out when they take on sixth placed Central FC from six o'clock. Following that game, second placed AIA have a tricky battle with third placed North East Stars.

Weekend fixtures


T&TEC v Police, Manny Ramjohn, 6 p.m.

Defence Force v St Ann's Rangers, Manny Ramjohn, 8 p.m.


Central FC v W Connection, Ato Boldon Stadium, 6 p.m.

North East Stars v Caledonia AIA, 8 p.m.