Contrasting styles highlight KSAFA Super League double header

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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As far as football goes, spectators got a rounded view during Friday night's Magnum KSAFA Super League Zone B double-header at Constant Spring Complex, with Central Kingston FC and Santos FC putting together a beautiful sequence of attacking football in a free-flowing game.

Then arch-rivals Rockfort FC and Brown's Town FC ground out a goalless finish in a real hard-ball, no holds barred feature encounter.

Santos FC, dominant especially in the first quarter of the game, may have felt hard done after suffering a 2-1 loss to Central Kingston, who got their game together to make an exciting contest that was easy on the eye.

Karim Brown and Akeem Robotham scored for Central Kingston, who moved to six points with their second -consecutive win. Santos, in the meantime, endured more frustration as they suffered their second loss to remain second from bottom with one point from three games. Shane Sewell scored for Santos.

Their results, two losses and a draw, are almost exactly opposite to Brown's Town, whose 0-0 draw added to two wins and kept them top of the group on seven points.

Truth be told, Rockfort FC were more deserving of victory on the face of some clear scoring chances, especially in the first half of a rough and tumble good-spirited clash.

“In the end I think it was a fair result, although we created numerous chances, especially in the first half of the game, and we did not score. But in the end we continued and we really played hard, tracked well, ran back and fought to the end,” said Rockfort FC coach, Clive Brown.

“It's a rival match, a border clash match, so at the end of it it's better to come out with a point than a loss. So at the end of the day, I'm thankful for the draw,” reinforced Brown, whose team moved to two points with their second draw in three matches.

Brown's Town FC were last season's beaten finalists and their coach Dwayne “Bruckie” Blake was not pleased with their display.

“We feel bad; [it's] not the result that we really wanted, but at the end of the day the good thing about it is we got a point. We're still unbeaten, our 100 per cent win record was stopped … clean sheet, so we still have a lot to look forward to,” analysed Blake.

The KSAFA competitions continue today with Magnum Super League and Major League matches. In Magnum Super League action, defending champions Barbican FC play Maxfield Park FC at 6:30 pm, while Boys' Town FC tackle Mountain View F in the 8:30 pm feature, both at Constant Spring.

In the Major League there are three Zone B games — New Kingston FC vs Liguanea United FC at Barbican, August Town FC vs Allman/Woodford FC at UWI Bowl, and Greenwich Town FC vs Swallowfield FC at Tinson Pen. All matches start at 3:00 pm.

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