Champions Barbican FC seal top spot in Magnum JN KSAFA Super League
Defending champions Barbican FC stretched their unbeaten run while ensuring themselves of the number one position in Zone A when they hammered Constant Spring 3-1 in their Magnum JN KSAFA Super League football match at the Constant Spring Complex on Friday.
With one round of games remaining, Barbican, the only unbeaten team in the league this season, moved to an unassailable 23 points, while Constant Spring remained second from bottom on five points.
Ricardo Henry gave Barbican the lead in the 18th minute, but Javier Wilmot gave Constant Spring hope in the 62nd minute when he equalised from the penalty spot.
However, Barbican found another gear and regained the lead in the 65th minute through Tajahe Dixon and veteran striker Locksley Thompson made the points safe in the 88th minute.
The teams are jostling for positions at different ends of the table, with four teams from each zone advancing to the quarter-finals and the last-placed team set for demotion.
The higher a team is placed in the zone the lower the ranking of the opponent it will meet in the quarters, so Barbican are assured of playing the fourth-placed team from Zone B.
In the meantime, Constant Spring, despite being three points clear of bottom-place Maxfield Park, remain in line for relegation. However, that risk lessened somewhat when Molynes United thumped Maxfield Park 3-0 in the second match of Friday night’s doubleheader. The margin of defeat also worked well for Constant Spring, so if they should lose and Maxfield Park win in their last preliminary matches, then it puts Constant Spring in a better position of staying up due to a superior goal difference. Constant Spring’s goal difference is -10 and Maxfield Park’s is -13.
The latter, despite knowing the value of a win on Friday going into the last game, could not help their cause and were pummelled by Molynes, whose goals were scored by Damion Frankson in the 14th minute, Orane Ferguson in the 65th and Fabiki Farquharson in the 72nd minute.
Victory lifted Molynes United from fourth to third spot on 14 points, two ahead of Meadforest FC (12 points), which played against second-place Real Mona FC (16) last night.
Central Kingston vs Mountain View at Constant Spring at 5:00 pm
Brown's Town vs Boys' Town at Constant Spring at 7:00
MAJOR LEAGUE (All matches are scheduled to start at 3:00 pm)
August Town vs Bull Bay at UWI Bowl
New Kingston vs Swallowfield at Barbican
Greenwich Town vs Allman/Woodford at Tinson Pen