Trinidad and Tobago’s Central FC successfully defended its Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship title by defeating compatriots Direct TV W Connection 3-0 when both teams met in the title match.
Central opened the scoring when Marcus Joseph tapped in a rebound following a corner in the fifth minute after Central’s Julani Archibald made an initial save. Shandon Winchester, minutes later,had the chance to equalize but missed from close range.
Winchester was sent off for dangerous play inside Central’s box just before the half. The 10-man W Connection, however, had another opportunity after a player was pulled down in the box, earning a penalty.
Defender Alvin Jones was unable to convert his penalty as Central’s Javon Sample made the save, keeping the score 1-0 at the end of the first half.
The second half began at much slower pace as Central seemed content to make their number advantage count. But W connection showed great ball work and began to dominate possession.
W Connection would, however, self-destruct as Jones was also sent off deep into the second half. Shortly after, Central added a second goal of the night when Jason Macono scored in the 83rd minute. Followed by Darren Mitchell who tapped in Sean De Silva’s cross in the 93rd minute. The match ended 2-0, crowing Central FC repeat champions.
The CFU also named its tournament award winners. They are as follows:
Referees of the finals: Javier Santos (Puerto Rico) Jeremy Holland(Bahamas), Jairo Morale (Puerto Rico) and Kimbell Ward (St. Kitts & Nevis)
Fair Play Award: Central F.C
Golden Glove Award: Javon Sample (Central FC)
Golden Boot Award: Marcus Joseph (Central F.C), Jason Macono (Central FC), Darren Mitchell (Central F.C)
Most Valuable Player: Leston Paul Central F.C
Third Place: Don Bosco F.C (Haiti)
Second Place: Direct TV W Connection( Trinidad and Tobago)
Champions: Central F.C (Trinidad and Tobago)