Unbeaten Barbican face Waterhouse in mid-season final
High-riding Barbican FC will aim to continue dominance in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/Sports Development Foundation (SDF) Women's League when they meet Waterhouse FC in the mid-season final today at Lime Tree Oval in St Catherine, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Barbican have won all four of their Zone A games to end the first round on maximum twelve points with sixteen goals scored and none against. Waterhouse topped Zone A by virtue of goal difference after they ended on 13 points, the same as GC Foster College FC. Waterhouse have a superior goal difference of plus 57 goals to GC Foster's plus 25.
Waterhouse's manager, Michael Lowe is fully aware that it will be a tough task to defeat Barbican, but are hoping that his young players hold their nerve and surprise the many-time champions.
"We have to go there in a positive mind set as anything can happen in a final," Lowe told STAR Sports yesterday.
"I am happy with the young charges, having lost seven players during the transfer window. I'm proud of the team. It is a David vs Goliath situation," he added.
Waterhouse will rely on the competition's leading goalscorer Shanel Spence on 19 goals, as well as national Under-20 player Tariana Clarke and captain Jessica Johnson for an upset win.
Barbican have not lost against since 2011 when they went down to Portmore Strikers 3-2, and coach Charles Edwards is very confident that they will continue to roll on and win another title.
"I am very confident as the team is coming together. It is up to Waterhouse to step up," Edwards shared.
Barbican's victory charge will be led by captain Alicia 'One Left' James, Rochelle Bryan and Shantel Bailey.
The mid-season final winner will collect $120,000, while the beaten team will get $100,000.