Sport

Double-header for Friday Night Football

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer Senior Reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2012    

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THE new and exciting LIME St Catherine Friday Night Football will resume this Friday at the Spanish Town Prison Oval following the passage of Hurricane Sandy and fans are asked to once again come out in their numbers, said LIME's events manager Nathaniel Palmer.

Following the first edition of the Friday Night football, the spectacle was postponed after the passing of Hurricane Sandy and will resume with a double-header featuring New Raiders versus Dela-Vega City at 5:00 pm and Christian Pen against Travelers United at 7:00 pm in the LIME St Catherine Happy Sutherland Knockout second legs.

"It was overwhelming. We made a call to the community and Jamaica at large with this new initiative with the St Catherine FA to introduce this new Friday night football to the fixture and the community of St Catherine responded," said Palmer.

"We are pleased because football is embodied in the livelihood of the St Catherine communities and we are pleased with the turnout so far.

"It can be sustained throughout the year because the parish of St Catherine where the games are held is normally busy on a Friday and there are not many recreational activities that takes place around the town, and with the introduction of the Friday night football, persons in the environs will find the prison Oval the place to be," he added.

Meanwhile, the LIME Happy Sutherland started last Thursday and was played over the weekend with first-leg action and a few surprises.

Major League team Tru-Juice are on the verge of a major upset after winning their first-leg match-up against Super League's Frazsier's Whip, 3-1, through a double strike from Gawain Smith in the 24th and 69th minutes. Andre Taylor scored the third in the 56th. Earlier Ricardo White had given Frazsier's Whip a 14th-minute lead.

Super league outfit Royal Lakes clipped Major League team Black Lions, 1-0, courtesy of an own-goal by Josemar Bowen in the 63rd minute.

In other games, Division One team Watson Grove defeated last season's semi-finalists DB Basovak, 3-1; Meadows held Upfront United to a 1-1 draw and Division One team Travelers whipped Major League leaders Christian Pen, 3-1. McCooks Pen and Bodles battled to a 1-1 draw, while Old Harbour Bay United won, 3-2, over Windsor Lions.

Naggos Head edged Farm United, 2-1, as did Newlands over Blackpool. Flamingo hold a 3-2 lead over Westchester and Dela-Vega City defeated new Raiders, 2-1. Division One Zone A leaders Albion clipped Major League team Rodwood, 1-0.

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