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Foster’s goal secures INSPORTS/Babsy Grange title for McKoy Lands

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange (third right, front), Member of Parliament for Central St Catherine, presents the cheque to the winning team, McKoy Lands, following the final of the INSPORTS/Babsy Grange Community Football competition. Looking on are INSPORTS’ administrative director Ian Andrews (right, back row) and INSPORTS officers for the parish (at right).


McKOY LANDS crowned themselves king in the INSPORTS/Babsy Grange Community Football competition, registering a 1-0 victory over Genosyde in the final. The winning goal was scored by Christopher Foster in the seventh minute of a highly entertaining and competitive final on Sunday.

Genosyde made several well-intentioned attempts at securing an equaliser, but were unable to breach the defensive tactics of McKoy Lands.

For their well-deserved win, McKoy Lands were awarded a $100,000 cash prize, while Genosyde received $50,000.

In the third-place play-off, Rebel United hammered Brunswick United in an embarrassing 8-1 thrashing.

Rebel United took the lead at the fifth minute through Marlon Robinson.

However, Devon Francis was the star player for Rebel United, as he netted a hat-trick (13th, 16th, 31st). Father and son duo Wilson Herrera Jr. (19th) and Wilson Herrera Sr. (20th) also got in on the act with a goal apiece.

In an embarrassing turn of events, Brunswick United scored an own goal, increasing Rebel United's substantial lead.

Brunswick United's Robert Junior scored his team's only goal of the match, in the 32nd minute.

The second half proceeded with no additional goals and Rebel United were the clear third place winners.

For that outstanding effort, Rebel United pocketed $25,000, while Brunswick United received a $10,000 cash prize. The leading goalscorerwas Dawayne MacDonald of Genosyde, who received a $10,000 prize, while Viper FC were awarded $15,000 for being the most disciplined team.


Great conclusion


"This was a great conclusion to the INSPORTS/Babsy Grange Community Football competition and we would like to congratulate McKoy Lands for taking the title," declared Ian Andrews, INSPORTS' administrative director.

"All teams played very well and we are pleased with the level of community support. We are now looking forward to seeing more teams in action for the upcoming INSPORTS All-island Football Championship, which is popularly referred to as the 'Ghetto World Cup', where I am confident we will see many more talented athletes," he added.