Munro, Vere in U-14 resched­uled quar­ter-fi­nal match

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - SPORT - — Paul Reid

MUNRO, St El­iz­a­beth — The fi­nal two qual­i­fiers for the semi-fi­nals ISSA Ru­ral Area ju­nior foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion will be de­cided to­day when Munro Col­lege host Vere Tech­ni­cal in a resched­uled Un­der-14 quar­ter-fi­nal game, set to start at 3:00 pm.

The game was orig­i­nally set for Wed­nes­day but was not played as no ref­er­ees showed up. To­day’s en­counter will de­ter­mine the two qual­i­fiers from Zone Two.

Vere Tech­ni­cal and Ir­win High, who are both on four points, and Munro Col­lege, who are on three, are those in con­tention.

Mean­while, Gar­vey Maceo High have qual­i­fied for both the Un­der-14 and Un­der-16 semi-fi­nals de­spite con­trast­ing re­sults in Wed­nes­day’s quar­ter-fi­nal games.

Gar­vey Maceo and Spald­ing High are al­ready through to the Un­der-14 semis set for Mon­day, from Zone One with nine and six points, re­spec­tively, while the other two qual­i­fiers will be known after to­day’s game.

The four qual­i­fiers for the Un­der16s are St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal and Bog Walk from Zone One and Muschett High and Gar­vey Maceo High from Zone Two who are tied sta­tis­ti­cally.

Muschett High and Gar­vey Maceo fin­ished with iden­ti­cal statis­tics of two wins and a loss, scor­ing four goals and con­ced­ing two.

Muschett High, who beat Gar­vey Maceo High 2-0 on Wed­nes­day, will get the edge on the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Three teams are still in con­tention for the two spots from Zone Two in the Un­der-14 com­pe­ti­tion, but Munro Col­lege must win if they are to ad­vance ahead of Vere Tech­ni­cal and Ir­win High.

Munro Col­lege are com­ing off a loss to out-of-con­tention Happy Grove High and a 1-0 win for the hosts would see both teams ad­vanc­ing.

On Wed­nes­day, Gar­vey Maceo, last year’s beaten fi­nal­ists, ham­mered Wil­liam Knibb Me­mo­rial 5-1 to com­plete a 100 per cent record in the quar­ter-fi­nal after wins over Spald­ing High and St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal ear­lier.

Spald­ing took sec­ond place after beat­ing St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal 3-2 in Santa Cruz.

In the lone Zone Two game, Ir­win High were 4-2 win­ners over Happy Grove after a 2-2 draw against Vere Tech­ni­cal on Mon­day.

In the Un­der-16 com­pe­ti­tion, St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal won their sec­ond home game after beat­ing Bog Walk High 1-0, re­bound­ing from their loss at Seaforth High on Mon­day, to top Zone One with six points.

De­spite the loss, Bog Walk ad­vanced ahead of Corn­wall Col­lege on goal dif­fer­ence after both fin­ished on four points.

Corn­wall Col­lege beat Seaforth High 3-1 in Mon­tego Bay, thanks to two late goals, but came up just short.

Muschett High blanked Gar­vey Maceo High 2-0 in Wake­field, Trelawny, while Ed­win Allen edged York Cas­tle 1-0.

Ja­maica Scor­pi­ons player John Camp­bell in ac­tion at Sabina Park yes­ter­day.

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