Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Barbican FC women's team retained the Sherwin Williams Colourscape knockout trophy after a 3-2 win in an exciting final against Harbour View at Waterhouse Mini-Stadium last Saturday.
The Charles Edwards-coached team won the trophy for the fourth time. That victory added to the Sherwin Williams mid-season title won earlier in the season.
The champions also earned $100,000 courtesy of goals by Jodi-Ann McGregor (12th), Shanique Smith (47th) and Tashan Vincent (58th), while Harbour View responded with goals by schoolgirl Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw in the 32nd and 68th minutes. The runners-up pocketed $60,000.
Barbican's long-serving coach, Charles Edwards, was naturally elated that his club was winning another silverware to add to those won during his 12 years in charge of the team.
"We did not play up to standard but the team showed championship spirit and fought off a resilient Harbour View team," Edwards said.
"With the return of our inspirational captain Alicia James in midfield, we took a little time to settle as we had not played competitively since the start of the season. However, we came out on top and are now looking to capture the league title," Edwards pointed out.
"Harbour View have been improving and did not give up. They played well and this is good for women's football in Jamaica," he added.
Having already qualified for the Sherwin Williams Women's League semi-finals, Barbican will play their last preliminary round game against Olympic Gardens at Cling Cling Oval on October 5, starting at 3:30 p.m.