Battle of the Gardens

Rivoli United’s Jermaine Henry (left) shields the football from Cavalier SC’s Davion Roberts during a recent RSPL game at the Bramwell Clarke Complex. The match ended 1-1. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

THE 2014-2015 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) campaign enters its third week of competition today with five matches, including the anticipated humdinger between big-time rivals Arnett Gardens FC and Tivoli Gardens FC at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, starting at 6:00 pm. Arnett Gardens FC, ... Read More

Khori Bennett (left) of Wolmer’s Boys’ and Trench Town’s Ronaldo Nicholson vie for possession of the ball in their ISSA/LIME Manning Cup encounter at Heroes’ Circle, yesterday. Wolmer’s won the game 3-0. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) STGC SPANK KC 3-0
MANY-Times champion St George's College (StGC) easily dismissed Kingston College (KC) 3-0 in their G ... Read More

Cornwall College’s Akeem McCarthy (right) is challenged by St James High’s
Leroy Thompson in their ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup Zone A game at Jarrett Park,
yesterday. Cornwall College won the game 2-0. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) 6 schools remain perfect
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Six schools including former champions Cornwall College, Frome Technic ... Read More

Khori Bennett (left) of Wolmer’s Boys’ and Trench Town’s Ronaldo Nicholson vie for possession of the ball in their ISSA/LIME Manning Cup encounter at Heroes’ Circle, yesterday. Wolmer’s won the game 3-0. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) North Street debacle STGC spank KC 3-0
Khori Bennett (left) of Wolmer's Boys' and Trench Town's Ronaldo Nicholson vie for possession of the ... Read More

Wolmer's march past Trench Town 3-0

By Sherdon Cowan | Sunday, September 21, 2014    

Rojay Smith (foreground) of Wolmer’s slips by Romain Brown (grounded) and
Akeem Wright of Trench Town in the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football
competition at Heroes’ Circle, yesterday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

WOLMER'S Boys' continued their dominance of Group E when they blanked Trench Town High School 3-0 in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup competition at Heroes' Circle, yesterday. Wolmer's were recording their fourth victory from as many games and are now on 12 points; three ahead of closest rivals Holy Trinity, who are on nine points. Chavel Crooks opened the scoring in the 51st minute before Stuart Payne (53rd) and Khori Bennett (90th) completed the victory. ... Read More

Homefield no guarantee of success

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, September 21, 2014    

National football coach Winfried Schaefer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Playing at home is no guarantee for success for Jamaica in the upcoming Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup tournament that will be held in Montego Bay, November 10-17, says Winfried Schaefer, head coach of the Reggae Boyz. Jamaica will be one of eight nations that will be seeking a place in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, with the top four gaining qualification, and the winner earning a place in the 2016 Copa Centennial in the USA, involving teams from the CONCACAF ... Read More

Reggae Girlz off to Florida-based training camp

Sunday, September 21, 2014    

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz celebrate a goal against Puerto Rico in Women’s CFU Championship at
the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. (PHOTO: DEXTER PHILLIPS)

JAMAICA'S senior Reggae Girlz are scheduled to leave the island today for Orlando, Florida, where they will continue preparation for the CONCACAF Women's Championship to be held in the United States from October 15 to 26. The delegation will leave the Norman Manley International Airport in two batches — one set departing at 8:08 am and the other at 1:09 pm. The Florida-based training camp has been organised through the fund-raising efforts of Cedella Marley, the Jamaica Football Federati ... Read More

Cameroon gets 2019 African Cup, CAF backs Blatter

Sunday, September 21, 2014    

HAYATOU… we wouldn’t have trusted
him (Blatter) had we not seen what he
had done for us in the past

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — West Africa will stage three straight African Cup of Nations tournaments after Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea were chosen as hosts for the 2019, 2021 and 2023 events yesterday. The decisions were announced by Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou after a two-day meeting of CAF's executive committee in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Guinea's selection as 2023 host was unscheduled and a surprise. CAF had said its executive comm ... Read More

Ronaldo scores 3 as Madrid thrash Deportivo 8-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014    

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) vies with Deportivo’s French
defender Diakhite (right) and midfielder Juan Dominguez during the Spanish league football
match at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end their two-game losing skid in the Spanish league yesterday. After Madrid romped, defending champions Atletico Madrid slipped to a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo, while Granada quietly rose into a provisional share of second place with Atletico after a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao. Atletico and Granada are one point b ... Read More

Liverpool hammered 3-1 at Upton Park

Sunday, September 21, 2014    

West Ham United’s New Zealand defender Winston Reid (second right) scores the opening goal
as Liverpool’s Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (second left) reacts during the English Premier
League football match at The Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, in east London yesterday.

LONDON, England (AFP) — Liverpool suffered a surprise 3-1 loss away to West Ham yesterday as fresh questions were raised about whether they have the defence required to win the Premier League. Brendan Rodgers's side were 2-0 down inside seven minutes at Upton Park. Poor defending by Liverpool — who've now lost three of their five league games — saw the visitors fail to deal with James Tomkins's knock down and Winston Reid turned the ball in to put the Hammers 1-0 up in the se ... Read More

Words of wisdom from Reggae Boy Mr Kemar Lawrence

Saturday, September 20, 2014    

LILLE, France — France defender
Mathieu Debuchy (right) in a battle with Jamaica defender Kemar
Lawrence during their friendly
international at the Pierre Mauroy
stadium in France.

WE were moved by the sheer honesty and sense of maturity in remarks made in this newspaper by national footballer Mr Kemar Lawrence. Speaking against the background of mounting frustration with the pace at which his professional career is moving, the Harbour View winger summed up aptly the importance of remaining focused even in the face of gloom. Mr Lawrence's predicament of not landing a professional overseas contract at what is considered a very fruitful and promising stage of his football ... Read More

Tame draw - Vauxhall hold Charlie Smith 0-0

BY SHERDON COWAN | Saturday, September 20, 2014    

Tyrone Wilson (right) of
Vauxhall High heads the
ball away from Kimani
Arbouine of Charlie Smith
High in their ISSA/LIME
Manning Cup Group B
encounter at Vauxhall
yesterday. The game
ended 0-0. (PHOTO:

GROUP B favourites Charlie Smith High were held to a tame 0-0 draw by Vauxhall High in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football match at Vauxhall High School playing field, yesterday. Despite dropping points, Charlie Smith remain at the top of the group on 10 points, while Vauxhall were claiming their second point of the tournament. A poor playing surface robbed the game of its quality as both teams found it difficult to keep the ball on t ... Read More

5 derbies to highlight today's daCosta Cup schedule

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, September 20, 2014    

Cornwall College’s Akeem McCarthy (right) against Anchovy High in an
ISSA/LIME Zone A game at Jarrett Park last week. Cornwall College won the
game 5-1. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A number of interesting derby games will highlight today's set of matches in the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup football competition, which is at the mid-way point of the first round. Twenty-nine matches are scheduled with five derbies which are expected to grab the headlines lead by the top-of-the-zone clashes between former champions St James High and Cornwall College in Zone A; Frome Technical and Rusea's High in Zone B, and Glenmuir High and Garvey Maceo High in Zone M. ... Read More

Denham Town tag Innswood 1-0

Saturday, September 20, 2014    

Denham Town goalscorer Howard Williams (left) celebrates with teammate
Romaine Forbes during their Group C ISSA/LIME Manning Cup game against Tivoli
Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex on Saturday. The game ended 2-2.

DENHAM Town took full control of Group C of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition after edging Innswood 1-0 in a top-of-the-table clash at the Edward Seaga Sport Complex yesterday. Searching for solutions to unlock a fairly consistent Innswood defence, Denham Town's coach Earl Bennett introduced Shavon Richards in the 65th minute to replace Tajay Cunningham. The move immediately paid rich dividends as within five minutes the substitute scored to lessen the anxiety and secure the narrow ... Read More



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