All to play for in Major, Championship League showdowns
FITZGERALD... the veteran coach of Meadforest FC.

The curtain is to come down on the shortened version of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association/Campari Major and Championship Leagues, with both finals set for the Stadium East field on Sunday.

In the Championship League (formerly Super League) final, which is to begin at 7:00 pm, first-time finalists Meadforest FC go up against former finalists Real Mona FC.

In the Major League showdown, which opens proceedings at 5:00 pm, Mountain View FC will go up against the unbeaten Maverley/Hughenden in what promises to be the perfect way to put the bow on this captivating Major League season.

The inexperienced bunch from Meadforest, who defied the odds to make it to the final, will be hoping repeat to the feat from their meeting earlier this season when they won 1-0.

Neither team has ever won the Championship League, so both are expected to be extra motivated.

Real Mona looked confident in their 2-1 semi-final win over Boys' Town and will be looking to take that swagger into this evening's final.

The Calvert Fitzgerald-coached Meadforest had a similar margin of victory on Thursday over Barbican — the symmetry between the two finalists is hard to ignore.

In the Major League, Mountain View were convincing in their 3-1 win over Maxfield Park FC over a week ago to advance to the final, and the same can be said for the Richard Bryan-coached Maverley/Hughenden, who blew away New Kingston FC 5-1 on Thursday to book their spot.

When the teams met earlier this season, Maverley won 1-0 and they should be confident they can pull off another victory.

However, Mountain View are also expected to have confidence knowing they have improved significantly as an attacking force since the meeting earlier in the campaign.

With only one goal between them, it is hard to pick a distinctive favourite for this final which adds to the intrigue.

Mountain View may be considered a bit match rusty having not played for over a week, while the island was being inundated with rain, but Maverley are sweating on a few players who have niggling injuries.

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

BRYAN...looking to guide Maverley/Hughenden to their 40th win in their two-year unbeaten run.
Dwayne Richards

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