Business House semi-finals on today
The 2017 Western Sports/Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football League semi-finals are on today with two-double-headers at different venues.
At Alpha Boys Home, in Division Two, ATL Industrial Group will meet newcomers Hinduja Global Solutions, starting at 2 p.m. That will be followed by defending Division One champions, Petrojam, against former champions Metrodade Protection and Security.
ATL's assistant coach, Orlando Clarke, will be in charge as coach Jerome 'Jerry' Waite is in Canada with the Reggae Boyz. Clarke will look to goalkeeper Leon Taylor, Quavon Bryan, Al Nesbeth, Jamoy Sibbles and Troy Reid for victory.
Coach Devon Anderson of Hunduja Global Solutions has strengthened his team and they will be seeking to avenge their defeat to ATL. He will look to Nicholas Hamilton, Sherton McPherson and goalkeeper Davian Watkins to surprise ATL.
In the Division One clash, the star-studded Petrojam will seek to make it to their eight straight final. Petrojam's coach Lenworth 'Teacher ' Hyde will rely on Andrew Christie, Cornelius Simms, Lloyd Tyme, captain Jothan Watson, Fabian Reid, Atapharoy Bygrave, and Renae Lloyd.
MetroDade coach, Calvert Fitzgerald, is confident that he can prevent them winning again. He will be looking to brothers Jeremy and Nicholas Nelson, Ross Burton, Lenworth Pine and Kemar Seivwright.
At Winchester Park, preseason favourites Peak Bottling are expected to get the better of National Commercial Bank. Peak Bottling coach, Omar Stanley, will look to Jermaine Savage, David Smith, Andre Wheeler, Fabian Cooke, Daniel Green and prolific goalscorer Troyland Williams for victory.
NCB coach, Rudolph Spied, is doing well in his first season and he is confident that his team can defeat Peak Bottling again, as they stopped them in a penalty shoot-out in the knockout competition.
He will look to Dellon Dixon, Anthony Leslie, Kemar Golding and Deshawn Forbes to be victorious.
The Donovan 'Whitey' Evans coached RJR/GLEANER will have a difficult task without leading goalscorer Ryan Miller, who was red carded in their last match and also goalkeeper Horisha Wallace, who suffered an elbow injury last week.
RJR/Gleaner will rely on captain Fabian Swaby, former national youth player Oshane Jenkins, Locksley Thompson, Kevin Kellyman, Kieron Block and Adjani Blair to lead them to their first final since 2009.
The Marcel 'Fuzzy" Gayle coached Scotiabank is enjoying one of their best seasons since Neville 'Bertis' Bell stopped coaching them in 2014. He will be looking to goalkeeper Damion Crooks, Tivoli Gardens assistant coach, Damion Gordon, Jermaine Gardener, Kevin Lamey, and UWI Premier league players , Kemar Gayle, Davion Garrison, Kemar Cummings and Dravian Williams.
The Division One and Two finals will be played next Saturday.