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Wadadah, Sandals Whitehouse hunt spot in Western Confederation final

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:

All four of this year's Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League semi-finalists are still in with a chance of locking up a place in the coveted title-decider, following similar first-leg semi-final results in Sunday's double-header at Frome Sports Complex.

Granville, Savannah, Wadadah, and Sandals Whitehouse will seek improved performances in the respective return-leg matches today and tomorrow at Jarrett Park to stake a claim for top honours.

Today, Wadadah will take aim at Sandals Whitehouse at 3:30 p.m., and tomorrow it will be Savannah's turn to stave off Granville. This game also is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m.

In the first game on Sunday, high-flying Savannah were made to labour in a game of attrition against Granville. Neither team was able to successfully penetrate the others defence, and a 0-0 stalemate was par for the course.

dogged defending

The Tracey-Reid coached Granville might feel they have the upper hand playing the reverse leg closer to home in Montego Bay, and especially after some dogged defending against the much-vaunted Savannah attack.

Meanwhile, in the day's feature, Sandals' AndrÈ Vassell struck for the Westmoreland-based side in the 21st minute, and the scoreline remained intact up until the 84th minute, when the referee pointed to the penalty spot, giving Wadadah their greatest chance of finding the equaliser.

Forward Tyshan Hill stepped up and blasted his spot kick beyond the reach of the Sandals goalkeeper to make the score 1-1 and break the hearts of Sandals' supporters.

With everything still to fight for, the finalists in this season's Western Confederation Super League will be known tomorrow evening at Jarrett Park, where home support could prove tangible for Wadadah and Granville.