KSAFA, Clarendon clash in Challenge Cup final

June 20, 2018
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KSAFA scored an impressive 10-0 win over Portland in their women's under-15 Challenge Cup semi-final on the weekend to book a date with last season's beaten finalist, Clarendon, who beat St James 6-1 in the other semi-final.

But despite their impressive run in this year's tournament, where they have blew away most challengers, KSAFA coach, Tamara Williams, expects an unusual tough game from the central Jamaica side in the decider, tentatively set for Drax Hall on Saturday.

Shaniah Dixon, Shaneif Buckley and Dacia Francis got two goals each, while Edna Macuca, Natanya Burke, Davia Richards and Abigail Mulling, the team's leading scorer with 17 goals, scored one each.

Williams said her team was sloppy in the first-half against Portland but discovered their rhythm in the second-half to run away with the match.

 

STEPPED UP

 

"At the start of the game, we didn't play as we normally do, but we settled in the second-half, stepped up our game, and scored six.

"We move the ball better (in the second-half) and did things correctly based on our training. The team was more organised, more comfortable, and was enjoying the game more," she said.

She admitted to seeing Clarendon this season and expect the Deon Mullings-coached team to give them their toughest test.

"They are looking to be a very formidable opponent. They bring something that we are not used to, they are going to give us a run for our money, so it should be an exciting final," she stated.

However, she believes her team has the quality to come through with the win.

"Whoever start can do the job. We will come out on top but it will not be a massive scoreline like earlier rounds. Clarendon is well coached and very organised, so we expect a difficult game," she said.

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