Trinity pros win in CPFL

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Jamaica Gleaner


Trinity Professionals scored a 2-0 victory over Tobago Pros as the Caribbean Professional Football League opened at Shaw Park Tobago on Sunday.

Goals from Angus Eve and Alvin Thomas did the trick for Trinity Professionals — a team made up of the members of the victorious Trinidad and Tobago squad which won the Shell Caribbean Cup title here earlier this month.

Eve capitilised on a defence blunder in the 11th minute to put his team in the lead.

Goalkeeper Romathy Quashie attempted a throw out to his wing back Verne Thomas but the ball bounced off his chest and Eve won it before controlling and hitting past Quashie.

Thomas, who won the prize for the most spectacular goal in the Shell Cup, added Trinity's second goal in the 47th minute.

The Trinidad and Tobago right wing back made one of his customary overlapping runs up the flank to collect a square pass from Anthony Rougier. Thomas played the ball to Arnold Dwarika who squeezed it through the Tobago defence and found Thomas running on to hit past Quashie.

Tobago's best chance came in the 49th minute when Kerry Gordon was fed a through ball by Colvin Hutchinson. However, Gordon hesitated just enough to allow goalkeeper Clayton Ince to smother his shot.

The Tobago team will go into action again on Wednesday when they oppose Caledonia AIA, Trinidad's second team in Tobago.