Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Barbican FC will be aiming for their fourth Colourscape Women's football knockout title when they face Harbour View FC in the final at the Waterhouse Mini-Stadium today, starting at 5 p.m.
Both teams will battle for a trophy and winning cash incentive of $100,000. The runners-up are guaranteed $60,000.
Defending champions Barbican are fired up and favoured to take home the trophy and bragging rights. However, Harbour View, who are coming off a big 7-0 whipping of Waterhouse, in the semi-final two weeks ago have improved and are expected to come out fighting to the end. In their semi-final match, Barbican defeated Barbican 2-0.
Barbican's coach, Charles 'Charlie' Edwards, is confident that they will come out winners this evening.
"Harbour View are a pretty strong team. We have beaten them twice in the league (Sherwin Williams Women League). However, they have come on well and scoring lots of goals," Edwards told The Gleaner yesterday.
Barbican will see the return of midfielder and inspirational captain Alicia 'One Left' James for the first time this season. "Alicia James, the captain, is back. She is a bit match rusty. The players are happy to have her back,' he disclosed.
James will get support from Philicia Lewis, Daviina Smith, Yolanda Halmilton, Trudi-Ann Mills, Jodi-Ann McGregor, and Tanisha Vincent.
Meanwhile, coach of Harbour View, Williams, says it will be a total team effort from her players.
"We are coming together at the right time. The girls are in high spirit. Barbican are a very good team, so it will take a total team effort for us to beat them and win the title," Williams added.