Super League semi-finals take spotlight


April 29, 2016
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer (From left) Pietro Gramegna, marketing manager, White Spirits and Beer, J Wray and Nephew, Carlene Edwards Promotions and Events Manager, Jamaica National Building Society, and Kingston and St. Andrew Football Association president Ambassador Stewart Stephenson at the launch of the Charley JB Rum/KSAFA Super and Major Leagues held at J. Wray and Nephew Corporate Office in New Kingston on November 24, 2015.

Maverley/Hughenden FC and Rockfort FC will meet in the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/JB Charley's Rum Super League semi-final tonight at 8:30 at the Constant Spring Complex.

The game is the feature of a double header, where Barbican will challenge Brown's Town in the first game, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The teams are playing for the league title and a chance to represent the KSAFA Confederation in the play-off for a spot in next season's Red Stripe Premier League.

With that at stake, fireworks are expected in the games and spectators could be treated to some exciting play.

Maverley/Hughenden have been impressive in the preliminary stage, winning 12 of 16 games. They defeated Rockfort 4-2 in the first game of the season, but that may count for little tonight.

The camp will be without head coach Lijaysu Simms, and assistant coach Hugh Blair will be in charge.

Team captain, Andrew Peddlar, said they are well prepared and ready.

"We have no fear. The plan is to win the Super League and qualify for the national league play-off. The coach is away, but 'Bingy' (Blair) is there and we will carry out the plan," Peddlar boldly declared.

Maverley/Hughenden will rely on Peddlar in the central defence position, veteran Kasai Hinds, the competition leading goal scorer Phillip Peddie, Andrew White, Odayne Birgher and Wayne Williams.

Rockfort is also oozing confidence, "We played them in the first game and lost but that is a long time ago, and our team has improved. We have beaten them in the Major League semi-final two years ago, so we know that we can repeat that," president of Rockfort FC, Dwayne Dillon told STAR Sports.

Rockfort will rely on captain Calvin Campbell, Chevon Williams and Twain Winter.

In the opening semi-final game, Barbican and Brown's Town should be engaged in a highly competitive affair.

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