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Jabloteh rally to 4-4 draw

SAN JUAN Jabloteh rallied from a 4-1 pitfall to hold TTEC to a 4-4 draw in their Group “A” Quarter Final Match Day Two encounter in the First Citizens Cup on Tuesday, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

TTEC, who had a goalless result against St Ann’s Rangers on Friday, will now be dependent on Jabloteh’s result against Rangers tomorrow to know if they will progress to the semi-finals stag.

TTEC took the lead through midfielder Kerlon Ferguson, who headed a cross from Andrei Pacheco beyond the reach of Jabloteh’s goalkeeper Cleon John in the 12th minute.

But Jabloteh replied in the 30th, from the boot of forward Willis Plaza, who moved past a couple of defenders and placed his right footer past goalie Akini Adams.

Ferguson restored TTEC’s lead ten minutes later, again from close range.

The Pro League debutants widened their advantage in the 54th, with Pacheco hitting his angled left-footer past John after a neat move involving Ferguson and Teesdale.

John had a decisive impact shortly afterwards, saving Pacheco’s penalty to his left, while the rebound was hopelessly skied over bar, after Akeem Adams was brought down by veteran wingback Nigel Daniel.

But a minute later (59th), TTEC got their fourth, as Modeste slotted his right footer into the open net after John came out his area in vain to deny a goal-bound Ferguson.

TTEC went into a defensive shell, and they paid for that approach with three goals in the space of 19 minutes. Evergreen forward Hector Sam sent Akini Adams the wrong way with his 71st minute penalty, after the goalie upended Johan Peltier.

In the 79th, national Under-23 captain Sheldon Bateau floated the ball on the left to Peltier, who teed up Plaza to notch home his second.

TTEC’s inexperience showed in the 85th as substitute Tigana Sparks, sent clear on goal, muffed a golden chance to seal the win when he chose to dribble instead of shoot.

That error proved costly as, in the 90th, Cebastien Bailey’s bad back pass fell to Plaza, who played the ball to his captain Marvin Oliver.

The veteran midfielder spotted English-born Luke Gullick who slammed home his long-range left footer past the stranded Akini Adams.

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