MoBay champs to be crowned today

Published: Saturday | December 7, 2013 Comments 0

The champions of the Montego Bay leg of the inaugural Samsung Cup youth football tournament will be crowned today at West Pow Park in St James. Action begins at 9 a.m. in the quarter-final stage of the tournament.

Favourites St James Preparatory will oppose Corinaldi Primary. St James, who are unbeaten in this year's tournament, finished atop Zone B with 13 points ahead of Clark's Town 10. They have won four games while drawing one.

On the other hand, Corinaldi are joint leaders in Zone A with Bethel Primary with 10 points each.

An interesting game is expected when Irwin Primary battle Holland Primary. Both teams ended the zone phase with identical records of four victories and one defeat.

However, Irwin will enter today's match oozing confidence, as they are the leading scorers in the competition with 29 goals while conceding six. Holland have scored 16 goals while conceding five.

Howard Cooke Primary, who are also one of the favourites to lift the title, will take on Mount Alvernia Prep in what should be a very entertaining contest. Both schools will enter today's clash with an identical record - four victories and one defeat.

Howard Cooke have one of the best defensive records in the competition. They have scored 22 goals while conceding a mere two. Mount Alvernia have scored 13 goals while conceding 11.

Bethel Primary are expected to get the better of Clark's Town in their quarter-final encounter. Bethel finished atop Zone A with 12 points. They won four games while losing one. On the other hand, Clark's Town finished second in the zone with 10 points. The have recorded three victories, one draw and one defeat in the group stage of the competition.

- R.B.

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