Spanish Grain, Scotia B, Food For The Poor, Cari-Med in 5-A-Side Football finals
PROMOTED Spanish Grain Store and Scotiabank 'B' advanced to the Division One final of the 2012 Business House Five-A-Side Football Competition after 1-0 and 3-0 victories over Scotiabank 'A' and UDC, respectively, at the NWC playing field on Thursday.
In the Division Two semi-finals, Food For the Poor and Cari-Med also qualified for the final after stopping MegaMart and Gas Pro.
Spanish Grain Store and Scotiabank 'B' both contested last year's Division Two final and they were both promoted to Division One this year. Spanish Grain Store were avenging their 1-0 lost to Scotiabank 'A' in the preliminary round in July.
Richard Martin scored the goal in the 23rd minute when he ran on to a loose ball and shot past the advancing goalkeeper Damion Crooks. Goals from Anthony Greenland, Stefan Bartley and Marlon Henry carried Scotiabank 'B' to a convincing 3-0 victory over UDC. Scotiabank 'B' had clipped UDC 2-1 on Monday and knocked them out of the KO competition in the third round. The Division Two semi-finals were close matches and Food For The Poor won 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out after they and MegaMart played to a 1-1 draw after full and extra time.
First-time entrant Cari-Med continued their good run in the competition when Paul Henry scored to send them into the final. Food For The Poor, MegaMart, Cari-Med, and Gas Pro are now promoted to Division One. The finals will be played on Saturday, October 20 at the same venue starting at 3:00 pm.
The remaining quarter-final knockout matches will be played today with defending champions Spanish Grain Store playing Peak Bottling, Scotiabank 'B' meeting Restaurant of Jamaica and Jamaica Broilers playing Cable Pro Data Services at the same venue starting at 5:30 pm. Digicel defeated T Geddes Grant 4-1 in their quarter-final match last Monday and are in the semi-final.