It’s Matchday 5 in the TT Premier Football League. We’re entering April. We’re starting to see the cream rise to the top and the teams that are struggling start to look within themselves to see what they can do to improve their current situations. A couple surprises as well. Let’s see what’s on the docket for this weekend.
Defence Force FC vs. W Connection
Defence Force are coming off of a win in the Armed Forces derby against last place Police FC. They’ve won twice in a row scoring 4 total goals in two games. They’ll be going against an underachieving W Connection team that have been inconsistent through their first 4 games. Performances have been up and down. Coming off of a draw against Morvant Caledonia. Can Connection put the W back in their name or will Defence Force make it 3 straight?
Prison Services FC vs. La Horquetta Rangers
Prisons are another team that haven’t been all that great. They did get their first win of the season against Caledonia, only to get throttled by Central FC last week. Defensive woes have been their Achilles Heel and it doesn’t look like they’ll be resolved this week against Rangers who are coming off probably the most entertaining game of the season so far that included 8 goals.
Club Sando vs. Police FC
Club Sando wasn’t expected to do a whole lot to start the season but since the new additions of Josiah Trimmingham, Kareem Riley and Nathaniel James being added to the team, they’ve looked a pretty potent side, and proved their potential in a 4-4 thriller in La Horquetta. A shoutout to Shervohnez Hamilton too, he’s been a disciplined and determined defender on the left side. Can they replicate a similar goal-scoring output against a lowly Police FC outfit that are searching for answers. No wins through 3 games. ONE goal in 3 games. Gonna have to change something.
Cunupia Fc vs. ac port of spain
Cunupia FC. What are they? Through 4 matchdays they’ve either won or lost. They’ve either played really good or really bad. Sometimes they don’t score and sometimes they score Puskas-award level goals (shoutout Jaimol Layne). They need to find some consistency, but it might be an uphill battle against AC Port of Spain that are coming off of a 5-0 trouncing of Prisons. Everybody on AC POS are potential goal-scorers. Look at Radanfah Abu-Bakr who had a brace and he’s a CB!
Central FC vs. Point Fortin Civic FC
Central FC are atop the points standings for most of the season and are coming off a 3-2 victory over San Juan Jabloteh after falling behind 2-1. Central have shown to win in dominating fashion and the come-from-behind fashion and have established themselves and one of the best teams in the league through 4 games. They’re taking on a Civic team that have been middle of the road at best to start the season. They haven’t been prolific in front of goal. The backline have shown lapses. They do have a talented team that could challenge anybody on a good day. Can they slow down the dominance of Central FC?
Caledonia Morvant United vs. San Juan Jabloteh
Caledonia started the season off with a win against Cunupia and since then, they’ve drawn against the likes of Connection and Central but lost against Prisons. San Juan Jabloteh went from being in a goal drought and now they scoring from almost half field. Jabloteh still losing, but there’s potential in San Juan. Can they take advantage of Cale’s inconsistencies and get some points? Or will Caledonia take advantage of TTPFL’s 2nd worst team?