St James FA/Sandals Major League and Division I kick off today

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James Football Association/Sandals Major League and Division One competitions start today with a double-header at the UDC field. The first game is set to start at 1:00 pm.

Norwood Strikers and promoted Belmont FC face-off in the opening Division One game, while last season's Division One champions Bogue FC and former champions Montego Bay Boys Club are set to meet in the opening Major League game.

Montego Bay Boys Club was one of two St James clubs that were relegated from the Western Confederation Super League at the end of last season, along with Catherine Hall FC.

The Major League is to continue on Friday with two games.

Promoted Cambridge FC are scheduled to to do battle against MoBay City FC at the UDC field, while last season's beaten finalists Melbourne Mind Games and Lilliput Rovers are to meet at Albion.

Eight teams are participating in Division One that with most of the matches set to be played mostly on Fridays.

After playing each other once, the top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals, which are to be contested over two legs, with the winners on aggregate advancing to the final.

The Major League have 12 teams, playing in two zones for the first-round on a home and away basis with the two top teams from each zone qualifying for the semi-finals.

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