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Police, W Connection in First Citizens Cup clash

Published: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

Police FC coach Richard Hood said the Lawmen will not take eight-time champions and current First Citizens Cup holders W Connection lightly when the teams square off in the Abercrombie Group from 8:30 pm tonight at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

The contest will be the second game of a doubleheader, following another mouth-watering encounter between Central FC and Defence Force FC from 6:30 pm. Yesterday, Hood said, “That Police FC v W Connection match is the big game in the group, so we have to prepare very well for it. W Connection is a top team in the Pro League, so we cannot take them lightly”

W Connection, the 2018 Charity Shield winners, leads the Abercrombie group with six points from two games, courtesy an impressive 3-2 come-from-behind win over Point Fortin Civic as well as a 2-0 win over North East Stars.

Police meanwhile are second in the group with three points from one game but are only ahead of Civic by goal difference, after Point Fortin rebounded with a 2-1 win over Morvant Caledonia United in their second game.

Forwards, Kareem Freitas and Jameel Perry, both scored twice. Hood has been satisfied with his results to date but he feels there is a lot more room for improvement, both offensively and defensively. The Police boss believes it is crucial for his team to start their campaign with a win, as a show of their determination to win titles this season.

Central FC, back-to-back FCC winners in 2013 and 2014, and three-time former winners Defence Force will first grab the attention in the opening game. The Army Coast-Guard Combination is the Immortelle Group leaders with six points from two games, after whipping San Juan Jabloteh 4-0 and hammering MIT IT St Ann's Rangers 7-2.

In another game Morvant Caledonia United travels to the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar on Saturday for a clash with North East Stars from 4 pm. Both teams are in search of its first points in the Abercrombie Group.

North East Stars, being coach by Zoran Vranes, are on a three-game losing spell in all competitions fielding a virtually new team.

First Citizens Cup Matches Today

Central FC v Defence Force FC, 6:30pm at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Police FC v W Connection, 8:30pm at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Saturday 23 June 2018:

North East Stars v Morvant Caledonia United, 4pm at Larry Gomes Stadium.

Sunday 24 June 2018:

MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers v Club Sando, 4pm at St. Augustine Secondary.

Point Fortin Civic & San Juan Jabloteh (Bye).

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