Meadforest, Molynes United battle for spot in Super League final
Meadforest FC’s head coach, Karume Huie, wants his charges to be bold and expressive when they face up against Molynes United FC in their Magnum JN KSAFA Super League semi-final at Constant Spring on Friday, at 8:30 p.m.
The match is the feature encounter of a night-time doubleheader, which brings together Liguanea United and Olympic Gardens in the Magnum KSAFA Major League semi-final, which is set to kick off at 6:00 p.m.
The winner of each game will advance to play the winner of the other semi-finals, which will be played on Sunday, for a spot in the finals that will take place on Friday, January 10, at the Constant Spring field.
Keen on grabbing one of those spots, Huie, whose team finished as runners-up in the Major League last year, have done well since promotion and knocked off one of the most impressive first-round teams in the semi-finals, Central Kingston, by a 2-1 margin last Saturday night.
Huie’s team grabbed a 2-0 first-half lead in that quarter-final contest and showed strong self-belief despite conceding an early second-half goal, to play strong and win. Huie said they need to be just as expressive in the semi-final.
“I know we to do due diligence and give my respects to that team and look at the pros and cons and see where we can take advantage, and where we have advantage we have to make sure to neutralise that,” reasoned Huie.
“We’ve to be brave, it’s the semi-final, we have to be brave. Now it’s going to be about them (players) wanting it,” he added.
In their last match-up, Molynes United battled from two goals down to secure a 2-2 tie against with late goals from regular goal-getter, Tyreek Sutherland and Ronald Smith. Both players will feature among Molynes United FC’s hopefuls, as they seek to make a better start and claim a space in next week’s final.
For Meadforest FC, it was Ian Davis and Earlando Ellis who had given them the early advantage and if they manage to secure an early lead on Friday, they will be looking keep that position to the end.
For the Magnum KSAFA Major League semis, Liguanea United, based on their form all season, are favored to get the better of a tough Olympic Gardens team. The key players on either team and the ones most likely to decide the contest are the leaders, with player/coach and leading goalscorer, Mitchily Waul, leading the Liguanea charge and former Reggae Boy, Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison, headlining Olympic Gardens' title hopes.