Football

‘Teddy’ inspires TG to win over Arnett

Tivoli Gardens’ Jermaine Johnson holds up a microphone to celebrate his goal against Arnett Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. (Photo: Karl McLarty)

Two goals in four minutes propelled Tivoli Gardens to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Arnett Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. Once again, former national player Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson was unstoppable, assisting in two goals ... Read More

GRANT... it disappoints me to see my love and commitment, and that of other England-born players, questioned I am Jamaican!
Something that I have constantly heard, or read, is that the Jamaica Football Federation has ignored ... Read More

Keammar Daley (left) of UWI FC fends off a challenge from Fabian Reid of Arnett Gardens during their Red Stripe Premier League contest at UWI Bowl, Mona, in October. UWI FC won 3-2. (Observer File Photo) UWI take Portmore to school, whipping them 4-1
The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC improved their impressive away record in the 2016 Red Str ... Read More

Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson (right) of Tivoli Gardens tries to get away from a charging Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson of Arnett Gardens during their Red Stripe Premier League match at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. Tivoli Gardens won 3-2. (Photo: Karl McLarty) Photo: ‘Bigga’ trouble
Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson (right) of Tivoli Gardens tries to get away from a charging One ... Read More

Bournemouth stun Liverpool, Everton hold Man U

Monday, December 05, 2016    

Bournemouth’s English defender Adam Smith (left) vies with Liverpool’s Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane during their English Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England, yesterday. Bournemouth won 4-3. (Photos: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Liverpool’s title challenge suffered a stunning setback as they conceded three goals in the last 14 minutes of an astonishing 3-4 defeat against Bournemouth, while Everton’s Leighton Baines scored a last-gasp penalty to earn a 1-1 draw against Manchester United yesterday. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool missed out on a chance to go second in the Premier League and instead remain four points behind leaders Chelsea after their incredible meltdown at ... Read More

Fletcher, McDonald on target as CC down STETHS to claim daCosta Cup

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Cornwall College’s Pierce Nweke (left) challenges STETHS’ Alex Thompson in the final of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last night. (Paul Reid)

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Cornwall College extended their record number of liens on the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW daCosta Cup to 12 after dethroning holders St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) 2-1 in the final played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last night. Second-half goals from Jourdaine Fletcher, his 29th of the daCosta Cup season and 36th overall, and substitute Shavon McDonald helped the Dr Dean Weatherly-coached team snap their 15-year drou ... Read More

Strugglers Waterhouse, Boys’ Town in key RSPL clash

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Arnett Gardens’ Marvin Morgan (right) being chased by Neville Morgan of FC Reno during their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex last Sunday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Despite being this early in the season, the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clash between cellar teams Waterhouse FC and Boys’ Town FC at Drewsland starting at 3:00 pm will be a mammoth one. Both teams are in the relegation zone with Waterhouse in 11th spot on 11 points, while Boys’ Town are rooted to the bottom with seven points from 13 games. The management of Waterhouse has acted swiftly, dismissing the ineffective Coach Marvin Tate and brought in a man who knows how to get the ... Read More

FIFA to stage Women’s football administration course

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

FIFA Logo

FIFA will stage a women’s football administrators course in Jamaica from December 5-9, 2016. The course will be held at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Technical Centre, the University of the West Indies, Mona. The FIFA has appointed Yolanda Camacho from Costa Rica, who is more widely known as the organiser and managing director of the Women’s Under-17 World Cup soccer tournament held in 2013. Camacho is a lifelong soccer fan and has spent many years volunteering at soccer ... Read More

Photo: CC reign again

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Cornwall College’s captain Jamario Hines (centre) accepts the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup trophy, symbol of rural area schoolboys football supremacy, after his team beat outgoing champions STETHS 2-1 in the final played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last night. Assisting in the presentation are (from second left) Jermaine Brown of Wisynco, Carlo Redwood of FLOW, ISSA President Dr Walton Small, and Shawna-Kay Maragh, also of Wisynco. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Cornwall College’s Captain Jamario Hines (centre) accepts the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup trophy, symbol of rural area schoolboys football supremacy, after his team beat outgoing champions STETHS 2-1 in the final played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last night. Assisting in the presentation are (from second left) Jermaine Brown of Wisynco, Carlo Redwood of FLOW, ISSA President Dr Walton Small, and Shawna-Kay Maragh, also of Wisynco. (Photo: Paul Reid) Read More

Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Soldiers carry into the stadium the coffin of one of the members of the Chapecoense Real football club team killed in a plane crash in Colombia, in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, yesterday. The bodies of 50 players, coaches and staff from the Brazilian football team, tragically wiped out in the plane crash in Colombia, arrived home yesterday for a massive funeral. (Photo: AFP)

Chapecó, Brazil (AFP) — In a driving rain, the small Brazilian city of Chapeco held a massive funeral yesterday for its football team, tragically wiped out in a plane crash in Colombia. Packed to capacity, the stadium where Chapecoense Real were thrilling their fans just 10 days ago held an anguished tribute to the 50 players, coaches and staff whose coffins were laid out on the pitch. Draped in the club’s green and white flag, the victims’ coffins arrived home from Co ... Read More

Chelsea rock title rivals City, rampant Arsenal up to second

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

English referee Anthony Taylor (right) shows a red card to Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero’s following his challenge on Chelsea’s Brazilian defender David Luiz during the English Premier League football match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Chelsea cemented their position on top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at title rivals Manchester City, while Alexis Sanchez’s hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of West Ham took Arsenal into second place yesterday. Gary Cahill’s own goal from a Jesus Navas cross gifted City the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Diego Costa equalised with a clinical finish in the 60th minute. Costa capped a dominant display by setting up substitute Willian ... Read More

Ramos rescues Real to maintain six-point lead

Sunday, December 04, 2016    

Real Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos (centre) heads a ball to score the equaliser ahead of teammate Raphael Varane (third left) and Barcelona’s Argentinian defender Javier Mascherano (second right) during the Spanish league football match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

Barcelona, Spain (AFP) — Sergio Ramos’s stoppage-time equaliser maintained Real Madrid’s six-point lead at the top of La Liga as the European champions salvaged a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in yesterday’s El Clasico. Luis Suarez looked to have breathed new life into the title race when he headed home the opener from Neymar’s free kick eight minutes into the second half. Neymar and Lionel Messi then passed up huge chances to add to Barca’s advantage, and the hosts ... Read More

D’Cup on the line

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Cornwall’s Pagiel BrownPaul Reid

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), the most consistent and successful rural area schoolboys’ football team in the last decade and 11-time champions Cornwall College, the most successful rural school of all time, will clash in what is expected to be a mouth-watering final of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup at the Montego Bay Sports Complex today. Match time is 6:00 pm. Both teams have survived a bruising, gruelling season that saw over 90 ... Read More

Cornwall have their head in the game

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, December 03, 2016    

GODFREY... football is not just technical and physical, but a mental sport as well (Photos: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College have returned to the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup final for the first time in 15 years since they won a record 11th title in 2001, with discipline and focus seen as the main planks of success so far this season. But before the reasons for the recent turnaround are examined more closely, the St James school has had a rocky ride leading into 2016. Cornwall College had come into the last two seasons with high expectations after winning the national Under-16 ... Read More



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