D-day for Tier II hopefuls
Akieme Gordon (right) of Tuscany Warriors gets the faintest touch on the ball to stop Reggae Youths' Thomas Scott in their JFF Tier II Group D return-round game at Irwin High two weeks ago. Reggae Youths won 2-0. (Photo: Paul Reid)

DRAX HALL, St Ann —The qualifiers for the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) Tier II competition will be decided today following the playing of the semi-finals of the play-offs.

The JFF Tier II league is set to start later this month and the winners of the semi-finals today will be promoted along with the qualifiers from the Kingston and St Andrew confederation.

Group A winners Racing United FC of St Catherine will play Group D winners Tuscany Warriors of Westmoreland at Drax Hall while Brown's Town of St Ann, the winners of Group B, face Goshen FC of St Elizabeth, the Group C winners, at Brooks Park,

Racing United have only had two games in the play-offs, both against Seaforth FC, and will face a Tuscany Warriors team that has played six games against tough competition.

Tuscany clawed their way back from near calamity by winning their last two games — against Harmony FC in a rescheduled game and opposite Sandy Bay United — and will not lack match fitness today.

Brown's Town and Goshen both played four matches in the group stage and this encounter could be closer than the other semi-final.

Both matches are play-to-finish and extra time and penalties, if needed, will be used to determine the winners.

Paul A Reid

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