GUAYA UNITED edged Defence Force 3-2 on Sunday to stay top of League One, in the Trinidad and Tobago Super League.
Guaya, the only unbeaten team left in League One, have a seven-point gap over FC Santa Rosa, who pipped neighbours University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) 2-1.
At the Defence Force Ground in Chaguaramas, the visitors took the lead through striker Carlon Hughes, before veteran defender Corey Rivers equalised in the 30th.
Former national defender Glenton Wolfe restored Guaya’s lead with a 60th minute penalty, while Hughes notched his second goal in the 72nd. Defence Force’s Michael Edwards reduced the deficit to 3-2 in the 88th but Guaya maintained their slim advantage until the final whistle.
Santa Rosa got a crucial victory at the UTT O’Meara Campus Ground, Arima, courtesy of items from Rashad Griffith (35th minute penalty) and Nathan Julien (70th). Shaquille Smith was on target for the hosts, in the 32nd, before Santa Rosa responded in emphatic fashion.
In another League One fixture, Cunupia FC registered a 3-2 victory over Queen’s Park at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.
An own goal from Jamal Spencer, after eight minutes, put Queen’s Park ahead before Cunupia replied with strikes from Stevon Stoute (11th) and John Stewart (50th).
Devon Modeste scored the second goal for the Parkites, in the 60th, but Stewart netted the winner, for Cunupia, in the 79th.
At the Canaan/Bon Accord Recreation Ground, 1976 Phoenix FC responded from a half-time deficit to spank Siparia Spurs 4-1. Marlon Phillip scored on the stroke of halftime for Siparia, but Phoenix stormed back in the second half, with strikes from Akil Frank (49th), Shelton Williams (67th), Lejandro Williams (72nd) and Dave Grimshaw (90th).
In a meeting of the cellar-placed outfits, Club Sando Moruga and Bethel FC battled to a 2-2 draw at the Grand Chemin Recreation Ground, Moruga. Andrew Samuel (second) and Jessie Edwards (34th) were the goal-getters for Club Sando Moruga while Teejay Cadiz (13th) and Nikosei Chance (30th) scored for Bethel FC.
And, at the WASA Ground in St Joseph, hosts WASA and Police played to a goalless draw.
The top of the table League Two clash, at the Edinburgh 500 Recreation Ground in Chaguanas, between Prisons FC and Central 500 Spartans was cancelled on Saturday, while fifth-placed Petit Valley/Diego Martin United swapped spots with Youth Stars in the points standings after a 2-0 win (over Youth Stars) at the Roxborough Complex.
Erick Charles netted both goals for Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, in the 37th and 86th.
Harlem Strikers defeated Marabella FCC by a 2-1 margin, at the Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre. Neon O’Garro scored twice for Harlem, in the eighth and 30th, while Husani Thomas pulled one back for Marabella, in the 86th.
Weekend Fixtures -
League Two (Saturday) - Petit Valley/Diego Martin United vs Marabella FCC, Diego Martin North Secondary School Ground; Prisons vs Perseverance Ball Runners, YTC Ground, Arouca, 4 pm; Harlem Strikers vs Central 500 Spartans, Frederick Settlement Recreation Ground, 6 pm.
League One (Sunday) - Club Sando Moruga vs Guaya United, Grand Chemin Recreation Ground, Moruga; Queen’s Park vs Bethel United, Hasely Crawford Stadium Training Field; Siparia Spurs vs Defence Force, Fyzabad Petrotrin Sports Club Ground; FC Santa Rosa vs Cunupia FC, Arima Velodrome; Police vs 1976 Phoenix FC, St James Barracks, 4 pm; WASA vs UTT, WASA Ground, St Joseph, 4.30 pm.