All to play for in KSAFA/Campari Major and Championship League finals
Calvert Fitzgerald is hoping to take Meadforest FC to their first ever Championship League title.

The curtains will come down tomorrow on the shortened version of the KSAFA/Campari Major and Championship Leagues with the playing of the respective finals at the Stadium East Field.

In the Major League final, which is the curtain raiser that begins at 5:00pm, Mountain View FC who qualified for the final more than a week ago, will go up against the unbeaten Maverley/Hughenden in what promises to be the perfect way to put the bow on the end of this special Major League season.

Mountain View were convincing in their 3-1 victory over Maxfield Park FC to advance to the final. Maverley/Hughenden also blew away New Kingston FC 5-1 on Thursday to book their spot.

Earlier this season when the two teams met, Maverley won 1-0 and are confident that they can repeat that victory today. However, Mountain View are equally as confident as they have improved significantly as an attacking force.

With only one goal between them, it is hard to pick a distinctive favourite for this final which makes it such an intriguing game in the offing.

Mountain View may be considered a bit match rusty having not played for over a week due to the all-island rain, but Maverley are sweating on a few players who have niggling injuries.

Mountain View FC have been sending veiled and not so veiled threats, but Maverley has vowed not to respond verbally to those threats and promise to make their feet do the talking today.

This final is likely to be about fine margins and avoiding critical errors, especially in the defensive third which will be crucial for both teams. In short, it promises to be special.

The Championship League final, (formerly Super League), which begins at 7:00pm sees first time finalists Meadforest FC going up against former finalists Real Mona FC.

In their meeting earlier this season, Meadforest won 1-0 and the inexperienced bunch who have defied the odds to make it to the final will be hoping to repeat that victory.

Neither team has ever won the title before, so both will be motivated to get their first lean on the trophy.

Real Mona looked a confident bunch in their 2-1 semifinal win over Boys Town and will be looking to take that swagger into tonight's final.

Meadforest had a similar margin of victory on Thursday over Barbican and the symmetry between the two finalists cannot go unnoticed.

Like the Major League final, the Championship League final could be one of fine margins in what will be the final match of the 2022-2023 KSAFA football season.

President Wayne Shaw is happy to have brought back senior football to KSAFA despite it being a shortened campaign.

“Coming out of Covid we met with the clubs, and we decided to play a truncated season which only 19 teams participated in, 10 in the Major League and 9 in the Championship League,” he explained.

Shaw is expecting both finals to be close and exciting after what he describes as a successful season.

“It was a successful season, and we are now into the finals. We have seen some exciting football all season and despite the pandemic some of the teams played some really good football.”

Gates will open at 3:00pm and the cost of entry is $1000.

Dwayne Richards

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