Village win Trelawny under-20 football competition
VILLAGE United won the recently-concluded Social Development Commission (SDC) Trelawny under-20 football competition, when they defeated Kinloss United 2-1 to take the championship.
A total of 25 teams participated, an increase of eight from last year. There were a number of entries from south Trelawny, necessitating an elimination process, which saw defending champions Harmony United bowing out early.
Nicholas Dixon, former goalkeeper of William Knibb high school, was the leading goalscorer, having netted 15 times. He is now signed up with Kajumulo in the St James division one competition.
Teofore Bennett was the season’s Most Valuable Player, representing Clarkstown United. He has now joined Village United’s National ‘A’ League team.
The competition continues with a regional playoff between Hanover and Trelawny, where the top two teams from each parish will batte for regional honours. Tomorrow (Sunday), Village take on Rising Star in the first game of a double-header at 2:00 pm, and two hours later Kinloss go up against Malcolm Heights.
The competition was sponsored by the SDC in conjunction with the community clubs and members of parliament Doreen Chen (south Trelawny) and Wendell Stewart (north Trelawny), as well as councillor Claudette Jackson. The top four teams were Village United, Kinloss United, Sawyers, and Flamingo.