Munro, Vere in U-14 rescheduled quarter-final match

Friday, December 07, 2018

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MUNRO, St Elizabeth — The final two qualifiers for the semi-finals ISSA Rural Area junior football competition will be decided today when Munro College host Vere Technical in a rescheduled Under-14 quarter-final game, set to start at 3:00 pm.

The game was originally set for Wednesday but was not played as no referees showed up. Today's encounter will determine the two qualifiers from Zone Two.

Vere Technical and Irwin High, who are both on four points, and Munro College, who are on three, are those in contention.

Meanwhile, Garvey Maceo High have qualified for both the Under-14 and Under-16 semi-finals despite contrasting results in Wednesday's quarter-final games.

Garvey Maceo and Spalding High are already through to the Under-14 semis set for Monday, from Zone One with nine and six points, respectively, while the other two qualifiers will be known after today's game.

The four qualifiers for the Under-16s are St Elizabeth Technical and Bog Walk from Zone One and Muschett High and Garvey Maceo High from Zone Two who are tied statistically.

Muschett High and Garvey Maceo finished with identical statistics of two wins and a loss, scoring four goals and conceding two.

Muschett High, who beat Garvey Maceo High 2-0 on Wednesday, will get the edge on the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Three teams are still in contention for the two spots from Zone Two in the Under-14 competition, but Munro College must win if they are to advance ahead of Vere Technical and Irwin High.

Munro College are coming off a loss to out-of-contention Happy Grove High and a 1-0 win for the hosts would see both teams advancing.

On Wednesday, Garvey Maceo, last year's beaten finalists, hammered William Knibb Memorial 5-1 to complete a 100 per cent record in the quarter-final after wins over Spalding High and St Elizabeth Technical earlier.

Spalding took second place after beating St Elizabeth Technical 3-2 in Santa Cruz.

In the lone Zone Two game, Irwin High were 4-2 winners over Happy Grove after a 2-2 draw against Vere Technical on Monday.

In the Under-16 competition, St Elizabeth Technical won their second home game after beating Bog Walk High 1-0, rebounding from their loss at Seaforth High on Monday, to top Zone One with six points.

Despite the loss, Bog Walk advanced ahead of Cornwall College on goal difference after both finished on four points.

Cornwall College beat Seaforth High 3-1 in Montego Bay, thanks to two late goals, but came up just short.

Muschett High blanked Garvey Maceo High 2-0 in Wakefield, Trelawny, while Edwin Allen edged York Castle 1-0.

— Paul Reid

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