Sport

Third-round, cross-zone games on in St James FA football

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer

Tuesday, April 15, 2014    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James -- The top of the points' tables in the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL/Honda Senior League could change once again today after another set of third-round, cross-zone games.

Three points separate the top five teams with Reggae Youths at the top with 20 points, one more than Violet Kickers on 19; Fogo United are next on 18 points with Lilliput Rovers and Montego Bay United Under-21 both tied on 17 points. All teams with the exception of Violet Kickers have played 11 games so far.

Today, Reggae Youths and Little Miami will meet at Albion, Violet Kickers will take on struggling Melbourne FC at the UDC field, while Fogo United and Revelation FC will meet at Flankers. All games are set to start at 3:30 pm.

Reggae Youths and Violet Kickers are seeking back-to-back wins after victories on Friday, while Fogo United will seek to shake off their loss to Violet Kickers.

The Oscar Irving-coached Reggae Youths assumed the lead on Friday after edging Seba FC 1-0 at the UDC Field.

Oshane Thompson's goal gave Reggae Youths victory as Violet Kickers moved to within a point after coming from behind to beat Fogo United, while Montego Bay United drew 2-2 with Salt Spring United.

Thompson's 18th-minute goal stood up for Reggae Youths against Seba, who have not won in four outings and have dropped precipitously to within a point of the relegation zone.

Seba FC are on 10 points tied with Catherine Hall and Melbourne FC just one more than Revelation FC and Seaview at the bottom of the points table.

At Albion, Andrew Walker scored a second-half double as Violet Kickers beat Fogo United 2-1. Okeeve Brown gave Fogo the lead in the 25th minute, but Walker levelled the score in the 53rd minute before providing the winner in the 83rd.

At WespoW Park, Montego Bay United and Salt Spring combined for three goals in the final 24 minutes as they ended in a 2-2 draw.

Phillip Clarke gave Salt Spring United the lead twice, but the youthful MBU Under-21 managed to hit back each time.

Salt Spring led at half-time through a 29th-minute strike from Clarke, but defender Kyle Anderson equalised for MBU Under-21 in the 66th minute.

Clarke sent his team ahead again in the 76th minute only for Leonardo Murray to pull his team back level in the 81st minute.

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