Administration of the nine-club Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League are to indicate today whether Central Football Club are outright winners of the first round of the three-round League Championship.
While having confirmed scores of last evening’s four matches that ended the round, there was no indication overnight or early this morning of whether Central alone or W Connection who tied Central on points are to share the round-winners prize.
The League introduced three stage awards this year with the Rawle Fletcher Trophy and 35,ooo dollars at stake for the first round winner, the Akeem Adams Trophy for the second round leader and the Kevon Carter Trophy for the third wound winner.
The trophy awards, the League said, were in memorial tribute to three players who died within the past year quite apart from stoking the competitiveness among the teams.
Central were on a bye in last evening’s round, having concluded their eight-match first-round campain with a table-leading 17 points gathered from five wins and two draws. Central were beaten once and logged 23 goals while taking in eight for a goal difference of 15.
W Connection lost a good chance to take sole leadership of the round when they failed to beat San Juan Jabloteh last night at the Marvin Lee Stadium.
Connection ended up with a 1-1 draw and with identical win-darw-loss, goal difference and points as Central.
But while Central had a 23 for-eight against goal record, W Connection finished with a 20 for five against for a similar plus 15 differential as Central.
W Connection’s Managing Director Davod John Williams told NEWSPOWER SPORT this morning he was uncertain as to the outcome of the first-round winner although conceeding that Central by virtue of scoring more goals may be the winner.
In other results last evening North East Stars finished third by defeating Caledonia A I A of Morvant/Laventille 2-1 at the Marvin Lee Stadium.
A IA dropped to fifth,
Defence Force held fourth place after edging cellar-placed St Anns Rangers 3-2 at the Ato Boldon Stadium and Point Fortin Civic Centre though beating Police 2-nil at the “Ato” ended up eighth – Police in seventh and Jabloteh in sixth.
Second round action gets going this weekend.