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Petrojam, Seprod claim Business House football titles

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Former champions Petrojam won their seventh Western Sports-sponsored Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football title when they came from a goal down to clip defending champions GraceKennedy, recently.

The game was taken to a penalty shoot-out after both teams played to a 1-1 full and extra time result, with Petrojam winning 5-3.

The victors, who were appearing in their 10th-straight Division One final, lost in 2017 to Scotiabank and last year to GraceKennedy, and they were determined to go one better this year.

GraceKennedy took the early lead in the 20th-minute when Cajay Campbell beat goalkeeper Giovanni Smith from close range. Petrojam got the equaliser in the 44th-minute when defender Donovan Alvaranga headed past Edsel Scott.

Petrojam dominated the second half and if it were not for some spectacular saves from the veteran Scott, the game could have finished in regular time. He prevented Fabian Reid, Andrew Christie, Atapharoy Bygrave, and Renae Lloyd from scoring.

GraceKennedy also got scoring opportunities, but Troy Reid, Jamoy Sibblies, and Shavar Allen could not find the back of the net. Petrojam scored all their kicks in the penalty shoot-out.

In the Division Two curtain-raiser, first-time entrants Mckay Security and returning team Seprod Limited met. Mckay Security were all over their opponents from the start of the game, but poor shooting was their downfall. They took the lead in the 17th minute when Jhani Flemmings scored, but with three minutes remaining in the match Ian Davis scored to level the scores, forcing extra time and then the dreaded penalty kicks.

Seprod won 4-2 in the shoot-out to claim the Division Two title after a 23-year absence.

Petrojam later won their second trophy when they defeated Seprod Limited in the Western Sports-sponsored Raymond Quallo Memorial Challenge Cup 4-3 in extra time after both teams were locked at 2-2 at full time.


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