Bridge­port, KC to re­sume sec­ond-half bat­tle to­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Marc Stamp Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON COL­LEGE (KC) will take a 1-0 ad­van­tage over Bridge­port High in the con­tin­u­a­tion of their ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup semi-fi­nal foot­ball game at Con­stant Spring to­day.

The game was aban­doned af­ter the first half be­cause of heavy rains, af­ter KC’s lead­ing scorer Rashawn Mack­i­son had given his team the lead when he con­verted a penalty kick in the 30th minute.

With the rains com­ing down, the of­fi­cials de­cided that the field was not in a good con­di­tion to con­tinue play.

Hence, ISSA Com­pe­ti­tions Of­fi­cer Ge­orge Forbes de­cided that the KC-Bridge­port match would con­tinue to­day, fol­lowed by the fea­ture en­counter between first-time semi-fi­nal­ists Haile Se­lassie and Ja­maica Col­lege.

“The games will be played to­mor­row (Wed­nes­day) at this venue, start­ing with the first game con­tin­u­ing at 1 p.m. and the un­played game with JC and Haile Se­lassie start­ing at 2 p.m.,” Forbes told The Gleaner yes­ter­day.

He also said: “For the spec­ta­tors hold­ing ticket stubs, they must show it to en­ter. Those with­out will have to pay.”

GOOD COM­BI­NA­TIONS

Be­fore the game was called off, KC had the bet­ter of Bridge­port, with some good com­bi­na­tions from Mack­i­son, Nathan Thomas, Fabian Grant and De­nil­son Simp­son in at­tack.

The Bridge­port team was on the back foot for the first half. They will have to come bet­ter in the sec­ond half to con­tain KC and get back into the game.

The Haile Se­lassie-JC game that was not started yes­ter­day is highly an­tic­i­pated. The Ge­of­frey Maxwell-coached Haile Se­lassie, who knocked out tra­di­tional school­boy pow­er­house Ex­cel­sior High, will look to take down an­other top school.

In the knock­out, the teams will play to the fin­ish, so if a win­ner is not de­cided at the com­ple­tion of reg­u­lar time, ex­tra time will be played. If there is still a dead­lock, penalty kicks will de­cide the out­come.

The win­ners of each semi-fi­nal will ad­vance to the fi­nal, which is sched­uled for Novem­ber 26. Bridge­port High School’s Car­lyle Good­win shields the ball as he is chal­lenged from be­hind by Kingston Col­lege’s Omar Thomp­son dur­ing the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup semi-fi­nal at Con­stant Spring foot­ball field yes­ter­day. The game was called off at half-time, with KC lead­ing 1-0.

PA­TRICK PLANTER/PHOTOGRAPHER

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