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Tivoli, Waulgrovians headline semis showdown

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

A pulsating encounter is expected when netball power-houses Tivoli Gardens 'A' and Waulgrovians 'A' clash in today's feature semi-final of the Jamaica National Building Society Super Open League at the Leila Robinson courts, starting at 6 p.m.

In the second semi-final of the double-header, defending champions Jamalco will oppose University of the West Indies Pelicans, starting at 7 p.m.

The Pelicans will enter the game high on confidence after defeating Jamalco 24-21 earlier in the preliminary round.

However, since their defeat to the Pelicans, Jamalco have gone on to win four consecutive games and finished atop the standings with 18 points.

"It is going to be a difficult game because they have been playing well and they have quality players, so we're not going take them lightly," head coach Winston Nevers said.


Jamalco's attack will be led by former national representatives Elaine Davis and Marsha Murphy.

National representative Patricia McCalla will feature in midcourt, while former national players Althea Byfield and Naudia Brown will marshal their defence.

The Pelicans, who finished fourth in the standings with 13 points, will be depending heavily former Jamalco player and national captain Nadine Bryan. She is expected to receive valuable support from national players Malysha Kelly and Thristina Harwood, along with Shannon Lambert.

The opening match between Tivoli and Waulgrovians should be a very entertaining affair, as both teams are evenly matched in all departments.