JFF Women's semi-finals on today
Reigning champions Barbican FC and Los Perfectos hold advantage heading into today's Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)-Sports Development Foundation (SDF) Women's League second-leg semi-final clashes against G.C. Foster College and Waterhouse FC, respectively, at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Trench Town.
Barbican had defeated G.C. Foster 3-1, while Los Perfectos edged Waterhouse 3-2 in the first-leg semi-finals last Saturday at Drewsland Stadium.
Now, in the return games, Waterhouse face Los Perfectos, starting at 1:30 p.m., while G.C. Foster College square off against Barbican at 3:30 p.m.
Coach of Barbican Charles Edwards says that with a two-goal cushion his team will look to play on the counter and get goals.
"It is a very interesting situation as we hold a two-goal advantage. The intention will be to protect the back and get early goals to put the game beyond G.C. Foster," Edwards told STAR Sports.
Barbican will count on last week's goalscorers Keneisha Reid, Shantel Bailey and Sabrina Brooks as well as captain Alicia James and Rochelle Bryan.
G.C. Foster is fully aware that they need goals to get back in the tie.
"It is clear that we have to go out there attacking. We know that Barbican is under pressure to retain their crown, so we will give it our best," G.C. Foster's assistant coach Jason Henry said.
G.C. Foster key players include Tiffany Bonnick, Monique Pryce and Melissa Bryan.
In the early game, Los Perfectos and Waterhouse should have another close encounter.
"I think it was a close game last week, so I expect another competitive one. I think our team is good technical and will go there to impose our style and win the game," Duane James, coach of Los Perfectos, disclosed.
Los Perfectos danger players include Sashana Campbell, Taneisha Vassell and Shanise Foster.
Meanwhile, the Waterhouse team is looking to make several changes to the starting team in order to get it right today.
"The game plan is to attack from early, but we have to be mindful of not conceding. We will be making at least three changes for tactical reasons," Michael Lowe, Waterhouse manager, said.
Shanel Spence, who is Waterhouse and the competition's top striker on 36 goals, will be trusted to get the goals for her team.
The winners on aggregate will advance to the final.