Highgate hold Cavalier to goalless draw

Everard Owen

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Drax Hall — Highgate held Cavalier to a goalless draw at Drax Hall in their Red Stripe Premier League game on Sunday afternoon, but despite the draw Cavalier advanced to the Second End-of-Round Final.

Cavalier moved to an unassailable 21 points in the round, one ahead of Harbour View and two ahead of Arnett Gardens and Montego Bay United. Portmore United, who were scheduled to play Boys' Town last night, could sneak in ahead of Harbour View, if they won by four clear goals.

Highgate should have taken the lead through Devontae Francis from a Severo Murphy pass, but he fired over the crossbar. At the other end Cavalier's Fabian Nethersole twice failed to convert in the few chances his team got.

Cavalier's coach David Laylor was left with mixed feelings after the game. "We squandered too many opportunities and some clear cut chances, especially in the first half... hence the result. We are just going to the End-of-Round Final and play some football and see what happens at the end of the day," he said.

Michael Smith of Highgate said: "...We can't get so many chances and don't put them away. We have some new players and they are adapting to the system that we are playing."

TEAMS: Highgate — Maurice Evans, Richard Allison (Dwayne Goupalsingh 90th), Charles Williams, Dwayne Edwards, Andre Dyce, Severo Murphy, Devontae Francis (Taffarel Crossdale 67th), Shamir Stewart, Gawayne Speed, Kwesi Campbell, Carlos Barrett

Subs not used: Nicholas Sewell, Tenniel Riley, Romaine Hamilton, Kevin Williams, Jahmika Hutchinson

Booked: Severo Murphy 43rd, Shamir Murphy 70th

Cavalier — Gariece McPherson, Donovan Alveranga, Oshane Jenkins, Kirk Fletcher, Claudious Blackburn, Girvon Brown (Chevone Marsh 76th), Fabian Nethersole (Roy Forbes 63rd), Andre Forbes, Jeffery Henry (Odaine Simpson 87th), Dellon Wilson, Anthony Stitchell

Subs not used: Rasheede Clarke, Giovanni Gordon, Gregory Gayle, Andre Aikens

Booked: Dellon Wilson 30th, Andre Forbes 75th

Referee: Cordella Samuels

Assistant Referees: Lloyd Reader, Nicholas Anderson

Fourth Official: Tyrone Robinson

Match Commissary: Neil Campbell




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