W Connection capped their win of the Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League’s Championship title with a one-all draw against 6th placed Caledonia AIA of Morvant/Laventille at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva last night.
Last Tuesday, Connection sealed the title hold when beating defending champions Defence Force 4-1 in a virtual championship-deciding tie, also played at the Central Trinidad venue.
Connection’s title take earned them the $1million prize and automatic qualification for the Caribbean Football Union’s Caribbean Club Championship.
Last night’s match was the 24th and last for Connection who finished their campaign with 14 wins, eight draws and two losses, a goal difference of plus 31 and a tally of 50 points. They scored 50 goals all told and took in 19.
Caledonia still have one more match to play, this set for Tuesday against Pt Fortin Civic Centre who lie fourth on the standings with 39 points from 23 matches.
Whatever the result of that match Caledonia will stay in sixth place.
Last night’s draw was Caledonia’s tenth in 23 matches and they count 28 points, 11 adrift of both Civic Centre and fifth placed team North East Stars.
Police finished seventh with 27 points.
North East Stars moved to equal 39 points with Civic Centre last night as a result of their 3-nil victory over Police at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
The “stars” and Point Fortin will determine their final League order of finish on Tuesday as both have their 24th and last matches to play.
Stars’ finale is against last-placed team St Ann’s Rangers.
Two other matches featuring current second-placed Defence Force (45 points from 23 games) and Central FC (42 from 23) were being played last night.
The TT Pro League Championship, begun last September, provided each of the nine teams three rounds of round-robin play.
Eleven players from teams in the competition were yesterday chosen by national senior team coach Stephen Hart on a 23-man squad for pre-FIFA World Cup finals matches against Argentina and Iran next month.
They are Marvin Phillip and Marcus Joseph (Point Fortin CC), Daneil Cyrus and Joevin Jones (DirecTV W Connection), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Ataullah Guerra, Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester and Yohance Marshall (standby) (Central FC), Densill Theobald (Caledonia AIA), and Trevin Caesar (North East Stars).