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Keen tussle for two semi-final spots in TFA Major League

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer

Thursday, May 01, 2014    

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KINLOSS, Trelawny — THREE teams are still in pursuit of the two remaining semi-final places in the Trelawny Football Association's Monymusk Overproof White Rums Major League as the regular season comes to an end this Sunday with five games in the third round cross zone games.

Kinloss FC on 31 points and Prospect Links on 29 points from 15 games played, have already secured their places in the semi-finals, while mid-season champions Salt Marsh United, last season's beaten finalists Spicy Hill and Wakefield All-Stars SC will fight for the remaining places.

Salt Marsh United on 27 points are in the driver's seat to grab one place as they need just a point from their game against Prospect Links at Samuel Prospect -- in a repeat of the mid-season game -- to advance.

A slipup however, would open the door for Spicy Hill SC and Wakefield All-Stars both on 24 points.

Spicy Hill will host Coopers Pen at Georgia Sports Grounds, while long shots Wakefield All-Stars would have to beat Clark's Town by a big margin to get into the last four.

Meanwhile, Kinloss FC will be home to Classic United as they seek to top the points tables with a win.

Despite already securing their place in the semi-final, Prospect Links could be seeking to atone for their 2-0 loss in the mid-season, and stay in the race to top the points tables, depending on the result of the Kinloss game.

Prospect Links have gone undefeated in the third round, but have only won two of their five games, including a massive 8-1 thrashing of Clark's Town.

Salt Marsh United have scored 10 goals in their last three games, but won two, while going down to Kinloss at home.

Spicy Hill have dug themselves out of a hole after a slow start, and have set themselves up for a shot at returning to the semi-finals, but must beat Coopers Pen, losers of the last two games, which eliminated them from semi-final contention.

On the other hand, Spicy Hill extended their lifeline with seven points in their last three games, winning the last two, including a hard fought 4-3 victory over Harmony FC at Bounty Hall last weekend.

Even a win might not be enough for Wakefield All-Stars, as they are the only team in the top five with a negative goal-difference.

The semi-finals are set for May 11 and 18, while the finals will be played on May 25 and June 1 -- all games will be at Elliston Wakeland Centre.





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