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Arnett awarded points for unplayed KO match - KSAFA Appeals Committee overturns Competitions Committee ruling

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2013 | 12:00 AM

 The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Appeals Committee awarded Arnett Gardens Football Club full points and a 3-0 scoreline after their game against Santos FC in the Jamaica Yellow Pages Jackie Bell KO competition was not played two weeks ago.

KSAFA's administrator, Latoya Edwards, told The Gleaner yesterday that the Appeals Committee met on Monday night and ruled on the "basis that they (Arnett Gardens) turned up at the field (Santos' Bell Chung Oval) and it was not marked, as well as Santos did not turn up".

As a result, the committee ruled that Arnett will get the points and the second leg will now be played today at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, starting at 6 p.m.

That decision overturned a previous one taken by KSAFA's Competitions Committee, which had ruled that the game be rescheduled. However, that was appealed by the Arnett Gardens executive.

Today's quarter-final

Meanwhile, one quarter-final is set to be played today, with Super League contenders Barbican tackling Red Stripe Premier League leaders Harbour View at Barbican playing field, starting at 3 p.m.

The other quarter-final games are on tomorrow, with Boys' Town vs Rockfort at Collie Smith Drive Complex, starting at 3 p.m., and Waterhouse vs Cavalier in an all-Premier League clash at Waterhouse Mini-Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.

The winner of the Arnett-Santos game will oppose Tivoli Gardens in the fourth quarter-final.

The competition, now in its 27th year, kicked off last November with 30 clubs from the Corporate Area competing for the winning trophy and cash prize of $350,000. The runners-up will receive $250,000, while the third-place team will get $150,000 and the fourth-place team set to pocket $100,000.

The final is set for February 13 at a venue to be named. Arnett Gardens are the defending champions.