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Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 7:00 AM
Towana Whyne (second left), captain of Holmwood Technical Strikers, accepts the champions’ trophy from Dalton Wint, the Manchester FA president, following her team’s 1-0 win in the Manchester Under-20 final on Wednesday. Also featured are MFA treasurer Janice Grant (left) and office administrator, Kedene Longmore.

 

Holmwood Technical strikers take Manchester Women's U20

 

It took just one goal to decide the 2017 female football tournament organised by the Manchester Football Association earlier this week as Holmwood Technical Strikers defeated Mile Gully 1-0.

Petagay Dixon followed up her two-goal performance in Holmwood's 5-0 rout of Belair Academy in the semi-final, by scoring the all important goal in the 76th minute.

The tournament which featured just a handful of teams, was played on a round robin basis before four teams were placed in the semi-finals. All the matches were played at Kirkvine Sports Club. This is the second straight year that Holmwood were winning but they previously played under the name, Christiana Academy.

 

South Central Youth tournament starts today

 

The annual South Central Confed Youth Football tournament kicks off today at Juici-Park, Clarendon Park, home of the sponsors Juici-Patties. The Juici-Patties sponsorship dates back a whopping 31 years.

The four parishes of the Confed compete in both the Under 13 and Under 15 categories. The U-13s are named in honour of former Clarendon youth organiser John Green while the U-15s are named in honour of Lloyd Plummer, also of Clarendon. Both men are credited for negotiating the original sponsorship from Juici-Patties boss, Jukie Chin. They are both deceased.

Manchester are the defending U-13 champions while St Catherine are the defending U-15 champions.

Competition starts this morning at 10 a.m. with Clarendon versus St Elizabeth before Manchester take on St Catherine.

The post-lunch session will see two U-15 games beginning with St Catherine against Manchester before Clarendon and St Elizabeth close the proceedings at 3:30.

An official opening ceremony will take place at 1 p.m.