Rural junior football finalists to be decided
LLANDILO, Westmoreland — The finalists in the ISSA Burger King Under-14 and Under-16 football competitions will be decided on Friday, following double-headers at Llandilo Sports Complex in Westmoreland and Glenmuir High in May Pen.
Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical face Clarendon College in one Under-14 game at Glenmuir High while Rusea’s High and Manning’s School will meet in the other at Llandilo. Both matches are set to kick off at 1:00 pm.
Meanwhile, Central High and Manchester High will meet in the Under-16 semi-finals, the second game at Glenmuir High with Mannings School and BB Coke meeting at Llandilo.
The schools had booked their places after Monday’s third and final games in the quarter-final and the winners will advance to the finals set for Tuesday, December 12 with the national finals set for Saturday, December 16.
Rusea’s High topped Group 1 of the Under-14 with a perfect record of three wins after beating Denbigh High 3-1 in Lucea.
STETHS finished as runners-up with six points after beating Green Island 4-2 in Santa Cruz, winning back-to-back games after losing to Rusea’s in their opening quarter-final game.
Clarendon College topped Group 2 with seven points, beating Holmwood Technical 3-1 in their game while Manning’s grabbed the other spot, drawing 1-1 with Glenmuir High to finish with three points.
Manning’s were however perfect in the Under-16s, ending with nine points from three wins in Group 2 after edging Kemps Hill High 1-0 on Monday, while Manchester High took second place with six points edging Maldon High 2-1.
Central High won Group 1 with seven points, beating Petersfield High 4-0 at Petersfield while BB Coke rallied to snatch second place with four points after a 3-0 win over Holmwood Technical.
– Paul Reid