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Barbican FC retained the 2012-2013 Sherwin Williams Colourscape Knockout football title with an exciting 3-2 win against Harbour view FC at Drewsland on Saturday to register their fifth lien on the trophy.
Looking much the better team in the opening minutes, Barbican went ahead in the 12th minute through Jodi Ann McGregor. This seemed to awaken the resolve of the Harbour View players and they held the Barbican rivals in check by creating several openings of their own and were richly rewarded with the equaliser in the 32nd minute through Khadija Shaw, to leave the field for the half-time break all squared.
Seemingly encouraged by the equaliser against the title-holders, Harbour View came out for the second session motivated and looked more purposeful, as they threatened immediately. However, it was the businesslike Barbican who had no intentions of relinquishing their hold on the trophy, as they regained the lead two minutes after the resumption through Shanique Smith.
The industrious Tashana Vincent then blasted a tremendous left-footer into the roof of the Harbour View net to increase the advantage to 3-1 in minute 58 that eventually put the game out of the reach of the losers.
Falling behind by a deficit of two goals did not signal the end of the match, for that matter it brought out the best in both teams. With 32 minutes still to play Barbican to keep their concentration and resolve in tact, while Harbour View were playing well enough not to despair.
For survival they had to find a way forward and pressed for the equaliser. The Girls from the East then seized upon the opportunity to control the midfield and from there they began to create worrying moments for the leaders and with 22 minutes remaining they reduced the deficit to one.
Harbour View won a free kick some distance away from goal and the mule-kicking Khadisha Shaw, who missed a free kick in the first half, made no mistake with this time. Taking dead aim Shaw lashed a superbly-taken spot kick that propelled like a rocket launcher into the top of the Barbican net that left goalkeeper Abbigale Palmer and her defence cordon flat-footed and stunned.
But here is where the scoring ended leaving Barbican to score back-to-back victories and continue as Sherwin Williams Colourscape KO football champions.
Philisha Lewis (second right), the Barbican captain and central defender, receives the Sherwin Williams Colourscape KO Trophy
from Managing Director Ian Forbes (left) at the end of Saturday’s final at the Drewsland mini-stadium. Also pictured are Elaine
Walker-Brown (right), chairperson of the JFF Women’s Committee and JFF vice-president, Raymond Anderson. Other members of
the victorious team are in the background. Barbican defeated Harbour View 3-2 to lift the trophy. (PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS)
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