Hot Women’s knock­out semi-fi­nals to­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Marc Stamp

THE JA­MAICA Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (JFF)Sports De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (SDF) Women’s knock­out semi-fi­nals are on to­day at the Anthony Spauld­ing Sports Com­plex in Trench Town.

In the first of the dou­ble header, many-time cham­pi­ons Bar­bican FC will face a stern test from Los Per­fec­tos FC, start­ing at 3 p.m.

Then in the sec­ond game, last year’s beaten knock­out fi­nal­ist Water­house FC, meet G.C. Foster Col­lege at 5:30 p.m.

Spec­ta­tors could be in for a treat as the four top teams in women’s foot­ball will be in ac­tion.

Bar­bican have won the knock­out tro­phy for the last six years and will be look­ing for an­other hold. How­ever, they will face a tough op­po­nent in Los Per­fec­tos.

“This is go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing clash,” Bar­bican’s long-serv­ing coach, Charles Ed­wards, told The Gleaner yes­ter­day.

“They (Los Pe­fec­tos) have some play­ers who we have played against and beaten while they were at other clubs. And they will cer­tainly be com­ing to beat us,” Ed­wards said.

WELL PRE­PARED

“We have a qual­ity team and have pre­pared well for this game. We will go there to ex­e­cute our game plan,” headded.

Bar­bican will be look­ing to cap­tain Ali­cia James, Latoya Pan­ton, Tashana Vin­cent, and Rochelle Bryan to take them into the fi­nal.

Duane James, head coach of Los Per­fec­tos, is fully aware of the strength and his­tory of his op­po­nent.

“We have played well against Bar­bican over the years. We have the play­ers and the fire­power to com­pete with them this time,” James dis­closed.

James is re­ly­ing on for­mer na­tional play­ers such as Shakira Dun­can, Vene­cia Reid, and Sasha Camp­bell to up­set the strong Bar­bican team.

The other game be­tween Water­house and G.C. Foster should also be a com­pet­i­tive and close af­fair.

Both teams met in the Women’s league group stage last month and the game ended in a 0-0 stale­mate.

Now, a win­ner must come from the game. So it could be down to the team that is bet­ter pre­pared for some gru­elling foot­ball.

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