Top teams vie for women's league spots
The battles for spots in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/Sports Development Foundation (SDF) Women's League will be on today with two key games.
In a Zone A top clash, defending champions Barbican FC are expected to face a stern test from Los Perfectos at the Barbican Complex. And, in the Zone B top of the table battle, GC Foster College FC host Waterhouse at G C Foster College in St Catherine. The games are set to kick-off at 3:30 p.m.
Barbican are on top in Zone A with maximum nine points from three games, while Los Perfectos come next with seven points also from three games as the main contenders for a place in the mid-season final. The other teams in the Zone A are UWI Women's (four), Olympic Gardens (three) and Trelawny Women's yet to score a point.
In Zone B, Waterhouse FC and G C Foster College are locked on twelve points apiece. However, Waterhouse lead by a superior goal difference. Waterhouse have scored 59 goals with only two against in four games for a healthy goal difference of plus 57, while G C Foster scored 28 goals with three against also in four games for a plus 25 goal difference.
The other teams in the zone are out of contention for the mid-season final.
Charles Edwards, coach of many time Women's Football champions Barbican is bracing for a tough contest against Los Perfectos of Manchester.
"It's going to be an interesting game as we should get the stiffest challenge from Los P. I think they are pumped up to play us," Edwards told STAR Sports.
"We will play a high pressure game. We will play for ninety minutes, so they will have to keep up with our players," he added..
On the other hand, Los Perfectos are fired up to beat Barbican today.
Fitzroy Chedda, manager of Los Perfectos says it is a game that his team must win in order top contest the mid-season final.
'Well, it is a game that we must win in order to make the final. Barbican is the reigning champion. However, we are going there with just one aim, that is to beat Barbican," Chedda strongly stated.
In the other critical game for the other spot in the midseason final, Waterhouse must avoid defeat in order to advance.
Waterhouse manager, Michael Lowe is fully aware of what his team need to do on the day.
"We need only a draw to qualify, but we are going there to win the game. We have lost some senior players to other clubs, but are hoping that the young players hold their nerves and continue to execute," Lowe said.
G C Foster is also determined to win to make the final.
Head coach Jermaine Miller said that: "We are physically and mentally prepared for the challenge. We know what it takes as the midseason final is a part of our objective. We want to win at home," he confidently shared.