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St Catherine teams square off

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer

Two St Catherine derby clashes at the Spanish Town Prison Oval are expected to highlight play in round two of the South Central Confed Super League this weekend.

The first clash kicks off today at 3 p.m. between Frazer's Whip and Meadows, while tomorrow at the same time Rivoli take on Newlands.

Six of the 12 teams involved in the competition are from St Catherine so their fortunes will significantly affect progression in the standings. Quite remarkably, the two remaining contestants from that parish, Royal Lakes and Bodles, will both host home games this weekend. Royal Lakes, who lost 2-0 to Meadows last weekend, await Clarendon's Four Paths at Lime Tree Oval while Bodles will entertain Manchester's Kendal. Both games will be played tomorrow.

The remaining games for the second round will see Appleton hosting Spartan today and defending champions New Green welcoming Super Action at Brooks Park tomorrow.

The Prison Oval derby involving Frazer's Whip and Meadows will be competitive. As debutants, Frazer's Whip had a dream start to life at this level, spanking St Elizabeth's Super Action 4-0 away in Santa Cruz. Four players - Orlando Palmer, Kemar Beckford, Junior Salmon and Ranique Rowe -got on the scoresheet.

Meadows in rebuilding mode

Meadows also got off to a good start, defeating Royal Lakes 2-0. Meadows, in the past, would have started favourites but they are now in a rebuilding mode, with youngsters making up a high proportion of the team. Quite interestingly, while the two are from the same parish, they have never met, as Frazer's Whip's rise was fashioned in the last two years. Rayon Gordon, coach of Frazer's Whip, has no fears about the encounter.

"They are the only team in St Catherine we have never played but we always wanted to play them. We know this is another level but we have a lot of confidence from last week."