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Last four decided in INSPORTS All-Island Community football

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Fairy Hill, Content, Douglas Castle and Christiana United are all through to the INSPORTS All-Island Community Football semi-finals following quarter-final action on Sunday.

Portland's Fairy Hill beat back the challenge of St Thomas' Rovers at Carder Park, winning 3-1 in the end. After a goalless play in the first 45 minutes, Twayne Smith (48th) gave the hosts the lead. Brian Seivwright of Rovers levelled, however, in the 63rd minute only for Okeem Thompson (73rd) to fire Fairy Hill ahead once again. Victory was assured five minutes from full time when Jamar Webber converted a penalty following an infringement inside the area.

Ricardo Scott, coach of Rovers, accepted his team's loss. “It's just one of those things. This match is the poorest match (we have played) so far. It's just one of those things.”

Fitzroy Johnson, coach of Fairy Hill, was elated. “This victory means a lot to us. These guys we have here they don't want to train, so I have to be out there night and day pressuring them to train. So I really like how my boys put it together.”

Fairy Hill's semi-finals opponent Content were leading 2-0 in their contest at Rio Nuevo when Kingston's representatives Majestic Gardens walked off the field in protest with 78 minutes on the clock.

Dane Richards (35th, 51st) scored both goals for the St Mary champions. But with 12 minutes remaining in the game, the referee awarded the hosts a penalty which the Majestic Gardens camp believed was unfair.

The competition's organising committee will make a formal decision after receiving the referee's report. Until then Content are through to the last four as it stands.

At the Mile Gully community centre, Christiana United spanked St Elizabeth's Fyffes Pen 4-0. Reo Rochester (7th, 52nd) scored twice, while Romario Moore's own goal in the 76th minute put the game beyond doubt after teammate Jermaine Brown saw red two minutes earlier. Sean Campbell (82nd) then added a fourth for the hosts to register an impressive win for the Manchester side.

Clarendon's Douglas Castle prevailed 3-2 on penalties over St Catherine champions Chedda Empire at Crofts Hill community centre. Both teams remained locked at 1-1 after full and extra-time. Chedda Empire looked to have won it when Dennis Nicholson (70th) scored only to be denied by Oral Waysome's strike two minutes into stoppage time.

The semi-finals are set for September 30 at venues to be announced.

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