Clarks Town, Village in Trelawny U-17 football final
THE RYAN Keating (Linton Progressive Group) Trelawny FA Under-17 football competition has reached its climax with Village United and Clarks Town to square off in the final, set for Sunday at the Elliston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth.
Clarks Town, who swamped Harmony FC 5-2 in their semi-final, appear to be the early favourites entering the clash, and based on their demolition job on Harmony, few will doubt the pedigree they will take into the final.
In last Sunday's semi-finals they were led to the showpiece game by Kahail Taylor, who scored a brace in the 18th and 26th minutes, respectively.
But it was a fifth-minute blast from Giovanni Miller that ripped the game open for Clarks Town and they took full advantage thereafter, with Ruel Gordon scoring a second goal in the ninth minute.
Then Taylor took over to score his brace, before Leonardo Broadie netted his team's fifth and final goal in the 70th. Tavayne Kerr and a defender's goal gave Harmony some consolation.
In the second semi-final, Village United ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Duanvale, but should have hit the target at least three more times, having completely outplayed their opponents for long stretches of the match.
They took the lead from open play in the 21st minute when Ontonio Roberts fired home and added the second in the second half, thanks to a nice finish from Roshawn Ferguson in the 59th minute of the match, sending them to a deserved final.
Both clubs managed to avoid each other during the preliminary stage of the competition as well as in the eight-team knockout round, from which the semi-finalists, Harmony FC, Village United, Clarks Town FC and Duanvale emerged.
Match time Sunday is 3 p.m.