Skakiyl Phillip scored two second-half penalty to cap off San Juan Jabloteh's 4-1 spanking of Morvant Caledonia United in the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League at the Ato Boldon Stadium Stadium, Couva on Tuesday night.
The shock victory lifted the Keith Jeffrey-coached Jabloteh three places up the table to fifth with 16 points from 13 matches, ten adrift of leaders Defence Force who have played 11 matches while Terminix La Horquetta Rangers are second with 20 points followed by Police FC and Morvant Caledonia with 19 and 18 respectively.
Going into the match on Tuesday night, the Densil 'Bleeder" Theobald-coached Morvant Caledonia United had their eyes set on going second on the table with full points.
However, inside of three minutes of the kick-off, the "Stallions" dreams were dealt a blow when Malik Mieres fired Jabloteh ahead.
Jaydon Taylor managed to pull Morvant Caledonia in the 32nd minute, but that joy was short-lived as Delon Jaggasar regained the edge for Jabloteh in the 38th minute for a 2-1 advantage at the half-time whistle.
Phillip then took charge for his team in the second-half capitalising on two errors of judgement from the Morvant Caledonia United defenders to convert two penalty-attempts, first in the 64th minute, and then in the 89th minute.
Last night, two matches were scheduled with Central FC hosting W Connection at Couva from 6 pm, while Pt Fortin Civic entertains AC Port-of-Spain at Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin.
On Friday, there are three matches scheduled with Defence Force facing AC Port-of-Spain at Couva from 6 pm followed by Club Sando and Morvant Caledonia United two hours later at the same venue, while Point Fortin Civic entertains Jabloteh at Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin from 7 pm.
San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Malik Mieres 3rd, Delon Jaggasar 38th, Skakiyl Phillip 64th pen, 89th pen) vs Morvant Caledonia United 1 (Jaydon Taylor 32nd)
Latest Team Standings
1. Defence Force FC*11*8*2*1*19*9*26
2. L.H Rangers*12*6*2*4*35*17*20
3. Police FC*12*5*4*3*21*12*19
4. Morvant Caledonia*12*4*6*2*14*13*18
6. W Connection*10*4*3*3*17*14*15
7. Central FC *12*3*4*5*13*15*13
8. AC Port-of-Spain*12*3*4*5*14*27*13
9. Club Sando*12*3*3*6*16*17*12
10. Pt Fortin Civic*10*3*3*4*13*17*12
11. Cunupia FC*12*1*5*6*9*23*8
8 - Jamal Creighton (La Horquetta Rangers)
6 - Keion Wilson (Police FC), Kerville Jeremiah (Pt Fortin Civic), Isaiah Lee (La Horquetta Rangers), Shaqkeem Joseph (Club Sando)
5 - Tyrone Charles (La Horquetta Rangers), Kevon Woodley (Cunupia FC), Kareem Freitas (Police FC)
4 - Keron Cummings (La Horquetta Rangers), Rashad Hyacenth (AC PoS), Dimitrie Apai (W Connection), Christian Thomas, (Police FC), Reon Moore (Defence Force), John-Paul Rochford (AC PoS), Jevaughn Humphrey (W Connection), Tev Lawrence (Morvant Caledonia United), Che Benny (Central FC),
Defence Force vs AC Port-of-Spain, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, 6 pm
Club Sando vs Morvant Caledonia United, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, 8 pm
Pt Fortin Civic vs San Juan Jabloteh, Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin, 7 pm
Central FC vs Police FC, La Horquetta Rec. Grd Phase II, La Horquetta, 6 pm
La Horquetta Rangers vs W Connection, La Horquetta Rec. Grd Phase II, La Horquetta, 8 pm