Assistant referee Kirt Charles

HOT: Assistant referee Kirt Charles, centre, is kept under control by other officials during Wednesday’s Ascension Invitational Tournament match between Morvant Caledonia AIA and Defence Force at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

Having led the top flight for much of the season, Morvant Caledonia AIA have been booted out the 2019 Ascension Invitational Football Tournament, the consequence of their involvement in a brawl following Wednesday’s top-of-the-table clash with Defence Force at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima.

A release from Ascension Invitational sponsor Richard Ferguson confirmed that Caledonia had been expelled, thus missing out on a minimum $125,000 payout since they were sure to finish among the top two, with just one round left in the competition. Caledonia’s expulsion also gives Defence Force a clear path to the $250,000 first prize.

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The incident happened after the game, won 1-0 by second-placed Defence Force when referee Crystal Sobers upheld a controversial winner by Jerwyn Balthazar, five minute into injury time.

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