Barbican FC will continue their hunt for a third straight hold on the Sherwin Williams Colourscape knockout women's football competition when they face Los Perfectos in a semi-final match at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex today, starting at 4 p.m.
The Charles Edwards-coached women's team, having won back to back knockout titles in 2011 and 2012, are closing in on their third consecutive title, and fifth overall.
The four-time champions reached the last four after beating Frazsiers Whip 2-0 in the second round two weeks ago. Los Perfectos edged UWI Women's 1-0 on their way to a matchup against Barbican.
"It is going to be an interesting game against Los Perfectos as they have been playing well. We will try to get them out of their game early as they are a formidable team," Edwards told The Gleaner yesterday.
"I think we didn't play well against Frazsiers Whip as the team was a bit tired. Now we are in the semi-finals and looking forward to a place in the final," Edwards added.
Barbican will still be without captain Alicia James, who continues to recuperate from injury. She is in training but is not ready for competitive action as yet.
However, they have not lost in all competitions this season and are favoured to win today with players such as Abigail Palmer, Felicia Lewis, Davia Smith, Yolanda Hamilton, Taniesha Vincent, Jodi-Ann McGregor and Nickhima James in the line-up.
Los Perfectos have been making their mark this season and will be no pushovers, as they also hunt a place in the final set for September 28 at a venue to be named by the organisers, Jamaica Football Federation.
In the first match of the semi-finals double-header, at 2 p.m., Harbour View FC oppose Waterhouse FC. Harbour View knocked out Arnett Gardens and G. C. Foster College Women's 1-0 and 2-0, respectively, to reach the semi-finals, while Waterhouse FC defeated Trelawny Women's 4-3 on penalties in the second round.
This could be another interesting game as the teams battle for a spot in the final.
- M. S.