GFF/NAMILCO U-17 Football resumes today

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF)-organised, NAMILCO U-17-sponsored, Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA)-run football championship in Linden will recommence today.The tournament will now be played using the knockout format instead of a league tournament.After the initial round-robin format championship began a couple weeks ago, the inclement weather in Linden forced the UDFA to postpone.Today the matches scheduled for the tournament venue, Wisburg Secondary School ground, will see Botofago oppose Coomacka at 13:00hrs and Milerock against Hilltop United at 15;00hrs.Tomorrow from 13.00hrs Amelia’s Ward United will take on Topp XX and at 15.00hrs Eagles United will meet Hi Stars.With time running out for the decision of which team will represent the Upper Demerara region at the nationwide championship, UDFA has set matches for weekends with next weekend being for the semifinals.According to the UDFA in a release, if any game is deadlocked at the end of regulation time, straight penalty kicks are to be taken. (Joe Chapman)last_img read more

Global Gaming appoints Nigel Balcarres as group compliance lead

first_imgShare Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Industry turnkey solutions provider Global Gaming has confirmed the appointment of Nigel Balcarres at its new Head of Compliance.Balcarres joins the Malta-based firm expanding operations from industry games provider NetEnt where he served as Compliance Officer (2014-2017).As new Head of Compliance, Balcarres will act as a key stakeholder in Global Gaming licensing initiatives being involved in all aspects of the jurisdictional projects, becoming the first point of corporate contact with regulatory bodies.Mark Wadsworth, Director of Global Gaming Malta, commented on the appointment: “Nigel brings with him the experience we need to secure and successfully operate licences in new markets, along with the vital skills required for us to continue to offer innovative services that are fully compliant.“His understanding of gaming and regulatory frameworks around the world is of significant advantage for us, and we look forward to his contribution to the business.”This October, Global Gaming issued a market update detailing that the company would place its corporate shareholding on the Scandinavian Nasdaq North Front exchange, the company expects to begin market trading on the 19 October. Share Related Articles Submit TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020last_img read more

GIRLGAMER Esports Festival returns for second year, sponsored by Sephora

first_imgThe second iteration of the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival is set to take place in Lisbon, Portugal on July 20th-22nd. The event is organised by Grow uP eSports in partnership with The Rainbow, Kaisun Energy Group, Evoloop, and Metta Sport.This festival supports and celebrates women’s inclusion in esports and competitive gaming. It’ll include an esports business conference, as well as competitions in both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends. There will also be a public Clash Royale tournament. Telmo Silva, CEO of Grow uP eSports stated: “The underlying idea of GIRLGAMER was born from the belief that esports competitions should be universal and inclusive. However, the female representation in the professional esports scene is still very low. Therefore, as a way to develop and motivate women’s competitiveness, we have created GIRLGAMER.”GIRLGAMER Esports Festival is sponsored by Sephora, marking the first time that the beauty and cosmetic retailer has entered esports in such a capacity. Paula Rocha, Marketing Director for Sephora discussed the brand’s entrance into esports: “We believe that, just as in the beauty market, gaming is no longer represented nor limited by genders. As a trendsetter brand and promoter of differentiating experiences, we are pleased to partner up with GIRLGAMER!”The conference part of the three-day event will see keynotes delivered by figures in the industry, discussing topics such as the potential of esports and the challenges of the industry. The keynotes will also “present investment opportunities and successful international case studies.”Nuno Sardinha from Casino Estoril, the venue that will host the festival, also commented: “We’ve been considering the best way to get involved with new entertainment trends, and we’re so pleased to host an international event like the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival for such a noble cause as inclusion, in our prestigious venue. It is perfectly aligned with the type of events we want to have in Casino Estoril.”GIRLGAMER Esports Festival is supported by both the Portugese Institute of Sports and Youth and the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The first festival was held last year in Macua, China and was broadcast worldwide – clocking in over 1.4 million views online.Popular female CS:GO team Dignitas fe will be in attendance once again, looking to defend its title after winning the invitational in 2017. Tickets for the upcoming GIRLGAMER Esports Festival are available here.Esports Insider says: We fully appreciate any sort of initiative that supports the inclusion of females and other under-represented minorities in the esports industry, so seeing the GIRLGAMER Esports Festival return for a second year is great news for all. Bringing in a non-endemic sponsor in Sephora is awesome, too!Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

Clippers bench follows Lou Williams’ lead past Memphis

first_img“It was a strange game. At halftime, both teams were shooting 60 percent (actually, the Clippers shot 62 percent and the Grizzlies shot 61 percent) and one of the things we said was that the first team to play any defense in the second half was going to win the game, and I thought our guys did that.“I thought the bench changed the game when they came in with their energy.”The Clippers’ defensive play sparked their offense, which led to the decisive run.Rivers hadn’t played Reed or Thornwell much recently, but they rewarded his faith in them Tuesday. Reed played only 11:50, but made 2 of 3 shots and grabbed a rebound. Thornwell had two rebounds and one assist in 12:27. Rivers praised both for their energetic play, especially Thornwell.“It’s one of those nights, from a coaching standpoint, you’re just searching for energy,” Rivers said. “(Sitting on) the bench makes you hungry, there’s no doubt about that. I knew if I brought (Thornwell) in, I didn’t know if he was going to play well or not, but I knew he was going to play hard. “The fact that he played hard and well was a bonus for us. He’s a tough kid, that’s the one thing we identified with him early (in training camp), and in a physical, tough game, where there’s lots of grabbing and pushing, I thought the game was made for Sindarius.”THE ‘OTHER’ WILLIAMSC.J. Williams is likely to start Thursday in place of injured shooting guard Austin Rivers when the Clippers play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Austin Rivers could be sidelined for the third consecutive game because of a sore right Achilles tendon.C.J. Williams, a 27-year-old rookie, scored a career-high 18 points Tuesday, displaying his customary calm, cool and collected demeanor. If he’s nervous or worried about his temporary NBA status as a player on a two-way contract, he never seems to show it.“When I think about it, it’s just basketball,” he said. “There’s so many other things that can engulf your mind outside of basketball, but I’m playing the sport that I’ve played for over 20 years now. I’ve been playing since I was 4. I just enjoy every moment of it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Lou Williams worked his magic in the Clippers’ victory Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies, their fourth consecutive win, their sixth in seven games and their ninth in 13. He scored 33 points, making 15 of 15 free throws, and added six assists in 35:37.This was by no means a one-man show, though. Williams had plenty of help from his fellow reserves in turning the game in the Clippers’ favor during an electric 15-0 run that transformed an 84-77 deficit in the third quarter into a 92-84 lead in the fourth.By game’s end, Sam Dekker scored six points, Jawun Evans and Willie Reed added four each and Montrezl Harrell and Sindarius Thornwell were scoreless, modest totals, to be sure. The Clippers’ victory was about getting buckets when it mattered most, but it was also about preventing them.“It was huge,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said when asked about the second team’s sustained defensive excellence during the pivotal stretch of play that began late in the third quarter and continued into the early moments of the fourth.last_img read more

Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant signs 2-year extension

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star guard Kobe Bryant to a 2-year contract extension.General manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement Monday, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season. Kupchak said the team’s priority was to have Bryant finish his career as a Laker.Terms of the deal were not released.Bryant hasn’t played this season as he recovers from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon in April. He’s the Lakers all-time leading scorer and currently ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the NL Central

first_imgThe Cubs still appear to have the most talented roster, though they mostly sat out the offseason, while the Cardinals’ response to missing the playoffs was to acquire perhaps the most under-the-radar star in the game, Paul Goldschmidt, and sign him to a long-term extension. The defending champion Brewers shored up their lineup with Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal and rumors continue to swirl that Craig Kimbrel may end up in their bullpen as well as they look to build on an impressive season.  Related News MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the NL East Here is your 2019 preview for the NL Central:Storyline to watch — Whither the Cubs dynasty?That magical 2016 season feels awfully distant as this season dawns. The Cubs’ front office has laid out the stakes by allowing manager Joe Maddon to enter the final season of his contract with no extension in sight, setting up 2019 as a potential pivot point for the franchise. The pieces of a title contender are all there, with the core of the World Series champions still in place throughout the batting order. Whether Chicago can get back over the hump — keeping in mind that this is a team that won 95 games last year — could come down to the rotation. The two marquee staff additions last offseason, Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood, did more harm than good in their first year as Cubs, with the midseason pickup of Cole Hamels the only saving grace. The pressure will be on at Wrigley Field from Day 1, and it should be fascinating to watch how Maddon and the Cubs handle it throughout the summer. MVP candidate — Paul Goldschmidt, CardinalsOne of the most consistent hitters in baseball the last six years, Goldschmidt will find himself on a bigger stage in 2019 after being acquired by St. Louis in December. The first baseman with a .930 career OPS has twice been the runner-up in NL MVP voting, but leading the Cardinals back to the playoffs after a three-year drought could be enough to get him over the top in the voting. Paul Goldschmidt’s first at-bat in front of #CardinalsNation since signing his extension went well! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fJi2GMihi4— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 24, 2019Cy Young candidate — Jameson Taillon, PiratesConsidering their respective career arcs, it’s easy to forget Taillon was the player selected between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at the top of the 2010 MLB Draft. While the other two got their big paydays this winter, Taillon could be poised for a breakout season after settling in at the front of Pittsburgh’s rotation with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts last season.  The offseason wasn’t as wild in the NL Central as it was in the NL East, but this division is similarly difficult to predict heading into 2019. Four of the five teams in the Central finished above .500 last season and the one exception, Cincinnati, was among the most aggressive teams in baseball all winter in trying to upgrade from its 95-loss 2018. That could set the table for a free-for-all in a division that needed a tiebreaker to determine its champion last year.  Prospect to watch — Nick Senzel, RedsThe Reds added plenty of established talent over the winter with trades for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, Sonny Gray and Tanner Roark, but a homegrown player could play a key role in what they hope will be a bounceback season. Senzel, 23, played second and third base last season in the minors but spent spring training learning how to play center field. An ankle injury suffered at the end of spring training will keep Senzel sidelined early in the season, but he figures to be holding down center field in Cincinnati by May, at which point the Reds will see how his bat (career .314/.390/.513 in the minors) plays at the big-league level. Center field is a new position for Nick Senzel, but you’d hardly know it based on this play. No. 1 on the #Reds Top 30: https://t.co/y9LdllkBZ1 pic.twitter.com/HC3qgbn2Sr— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 17, 2019Division prediction — Cubs winThe foundation of Joe Maddon’s remarkable run in Tampa Bay and Chicago is the work he does every day in the clubhouse, not the dugout. Keeping players loose, confident and ready to buy in is at the core of his approach, and the sense of urgency at hand this year should have everyone on the same page from the beginning. It’s not that the Cubs’ proverbial window is necessarily closing, but it’s difficult to imagine so many key pieces staying together much longer. The thought here is that Maddon works his magic again and the Cubs fend off a variety of challengers to return to the NLDS — at least.last_img read more

Nearly 50 Students From Across the State Committed to Pursuing STEM…

first_imgFacebook61Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington STEMJust like signing days for athletes, the second-annual Washington STEM Signing Day presented in partnership with Boeing celebrated high school seniors from across the state as they made their commitments to some of the state and country’s top technical schools, colleges, and universities.Students signed STEM Letters of Intent at the state capitol in Olympia during a ceremony attended by family members, elected officials and leadership from Boeing. Forty-nine students, one from each legislative district across the state, were selected to take part in the event based on their involvement in STEM education in school and community. These students will be bringing their talents in pursuit of careers in STEM fields and putting themselves on the fast track for success.“Supporting these incredible students, and events like Washington STEM Signing Day that celebrate their success, is part of Boeing’s ongoing commitment to the communities where our employees live and work,” said Bill McSherry, vice president of Government Operations at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “By investing in these future leaders, we are helping to create a promising future that serves us all.”“Washington STEM knows that from early childhood to post-secondary, there is nothing better that prepares students for success in career and life than STEM.” said Caroline King, CEO of Washington STEM. “The students that we recognize today are an inspiration to their families, communities, and everyone at Washington STEM and Boeing. By committing to STEM, as our newly released research and data shows, these students are putting themselves on a path towards economic opportunity, personal agency, and a bright future in Washington.”A complete list of honorees follows.AberdeenJulia Isabella Gaynor is a senior at Aberdeen High School. Julia plans to study organismal biology at Montana State University. Julia represents LD 19.Kai Kawashima is a senior at Aberdeen High School. Kai plans to study computer science or game design at DigiPen Institute of Technology. Kai represents LD 24.AmboyTaylor Harpe is a senior at Battle Ground High School. Taylor plans to study aeronautical engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott. Taylor represents LD 18.ArlingtonSadie Hollingsworth is a senior at Arlington High School. Sadie plans to study aerospace engineering at the University of Washington. Sadie represents LD 10.AuburnMichael Kopcho is a senior at Auburn-Riverside High School. Michael plans to study computer science at Oregon State University. Michael represents LD 31.BellevueEshika Saxena is a senior at Interlake High School. Eshika plans to study engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Eshika represents LD 48.Kent Richard Zeng is a senior at Newport High School. Kent plans to study engineering at University of Washington. Kent represents LD 41.BellinghamDavid Blaze White is a senior at Squalicum High School. David plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. David represents LD 40.BlaineAlexandra Hao is a senior at Blaine High School. Alexandra plans to study biochemistry or chemistry at University of Washington. Alexandra represents LD 42.BremertonPrecious Jane Stowers is a senior at Bremerton High School. Precious plans to study computer science at the University of Washington. Precious represents LD 23.Joshua Aguirre is a senior at Bremerton High School. Joshua plans to study health sciences or nursing at Olympic College. Joshua represents LD 26.Jeremy Sabado Tirador is a senior at Bremerton High School. Jeremy plans to study computer science at University of Washington – Tacoma. Jeremy represents LD 35.East WenatcheeBrayden Brown is a senior at Wenatchee High School. Brayden plans to study computer science at Oregon State University – Cascades. Brayden represents LD 12.EverettAlkasem Alzmar is a senior at Everett High School. Alkasem plans to study mechatronics at Everett Community College. Alkasem represents LD 38.Grace Atkinson is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. Grace plans to study behavioral sciences at Western Washington University. Grace represents LD 44.Federal WayJoeseph Cummings is a senior at Decatur High School. Joeseph plans to study aviation maintenance technology at South Seattle Community College. Joeseph represents LD 30.KennewickIrving Ozuna is a senior at Delta High School. Irving plans to study architecture at Washington State University. Irving represents LD 9.KentKevin E. Fabila-Alvarez is a senior at Kentridge High School. Kevin plans to study neuroscience at Washington State University. Kevin represents LD 33.Maleeha Nizar is a senior at Kent-Meridian High School. Maleeha plans to study medical sciences at University of Washington – Tacoma. Maleeha represents LD 47.Liberty LakeKaitlyn Pegram is a senior at Central Valley High School. Kaitlyn plans to study engineering at Washington State University. Kaitlyn represents LD 4.LynnwoodVanesa Jaden Estrada is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. Vanesa plans to study biology or biological sciences at Western Washington University. Vanesa represents LD 21.Teresa Bonilla is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. Teresa plans to study neuroscience at University of Washington. Teresa represents LD 32.Maple ValleyHitesh Boinpally is a senior at Tahoma High School. Hitesh plans to study computer science at University of Washington. Hitesh represents LD 5.MeadNathaniel Boutain is a senior at Mount Spokane High School. Nathaniel plans to study mechanical engineering or automotive engineering at Spokane Falls Community College or Eastern Washington University. Nathaniel represents LD 7.MossyrockDawson Brindle is a senior at W.F West High School. Dawson plans to study aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott. Dawson represents LD 20.Mountlake TerracePhong Bach is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High school. Phong plans to study biology at the University of Washington. Phong represents LD 1.PascoRodolfo (Rudy) Garcia III is a senior at Delta High School. Rudy plans to study mechanical engineering at University of Washington. Rudy represents LD 9.ProsserAshley Ripplinger is a senior at Prosser Senior High School. Ashley plans to study renewable energy engineering at Oregon institute of Technology. Ashley represents LD 16.QuincyJayr Gudino is a senior at Quincy High School. Jayr plans to study computer science at Washington State University. Jayr represents LD 13.RedmondMarkus Hindman is a senior at TESLA STEM High School. Markus plans to study engineering at Western Washington University. Markus represents LD 45.RoyMariah Melena is a senior at Challenger High School. Mariah plans to study computer science and forensics at Clover Park Technical College. Mariah represents LD 2.SeattleCarlos Cura is a senior at Cleveland STEM High School. Carlos plans to study chemical engineering at University of Washington. Carlos represents LD 11.Grant Matthews is a senior at Raisbeck Aviation High School. Grant plans to study aerospace engineering at Purdue University or Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Grant represents LD 34.Michaela Fennell is a senior at Holy Names Academy. Michaela plans to study mechanical engineering at Purdue University. Michaela represents LD 36.Ethan Brown is a senior at Cleveland STEM High School. Ethan plans to study biology at Western Washington University. Ethan represents LD 37.Jackson Miller is a senior at Roosevelt High School. Jackson plans to study aeronautics and pilotage at Central Washington University. Jackson represents LD 43.Nick Tran is a senior at Raisbeck Aviation High School. Nick plans to study aerospace engineering at University of Michigan. Nick represents LD 46.SnohomishKatherine (Katie) Anderson is a senior at Snohomish High School. Katie plans to study biochemistry at University of Hawaii Hilo or Eastern Oregon University. Katie represents LD 39.SpanawayAlex Birkeland is a senior at Bethel High School. Alex plans to study civil, mechanical, or industrial engineering at Central Washington University. Alex represents LD 29.SpokaneJaidan Suber is a senior at Shadle Park High School. Jaidan plans to study marine biology at Western Washington University. Jaidan represents LD 3.Rachel Harwood is a senior at North Central High School. Rachel plans to study biochemistry at University of Washington. Rachel represents LD 6.TacomaKhai Nguyen is a senior at Pierce County Skill Center. Khai plans to study information technology at Clover Park Technical College. Khai represents LD 25.Sam Yost is a senior at Stadium High School. Sam plans to study computer engineering at Boise State University. Sam represents LD 27.Aylish Turner is a senior at Steilacoom High School who attends the Pierce County Skills Center. Aylish plans to study Interactive Media at University of Southern California. Aylish represents LD 28.TumwaterChristopher Gizinski is a senior at Tumwater High School. Christopher plans to study medical sciences at post-secondary institution he has yet to decide on. Christopher represents LD 22.VancouverGrace Fulfer is a senior at Skyview High School. Grace plans to study mechanical engineering or Spanish at Baylor University or Western Washington University. Grace represents LD 17.Yaneri Garcia-Hernandez is a senior at Vancouver iTech Preparatory. Yanerie plans to study neuroscience at Washington State University – Vancouver. Yanerie represents LD 49.YakimaZachariah Coscarart is a senior at Eisenhower High School. Zachariah plans to study computer science at Washington State University. Zachariah represents LD 14.Carter Martinez is a senior at Eisenhower High School. Carter plans to study biochemistry at the University of Washington. Carter represents LD 15.last_img read more

Trout Season Is Underway

first_imgBy Jay Cook |HOLMDEL – It’s time to start digging out those old fly-fishing lures and spooling up the flyreels.The much-anticipated trout fishing season in New Jersey opened this past Saturday, and many Two River water ways are ready to be fished by anglers of all ages.On Wednesday afternoon, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife made its way down to Holmdel for the first in-season stocking of 160 rainbow trout at Holmdel Park Pond. Two more in-season trout stocks will occur over the next two weeks, bringing in 320 more trout over that span.A popular spot known for its easy access, fishermen at Holmdel Park Pond can forget about boat launching or checking if the boat battery was charged overnight. The accessibility from the shore- line makes for worry-free casting right into the water. Holmdel Park is one of 14 freshwater locations throughout Monmouth County that will be stocked with 18-month-old rainbow trout this season, which opened at 8 a.m. April 8. They are 10 1⁄2 inches long.From April 10 through May 26, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking 176 brooks, streams, rivers, lands and ponds across the state with 377,520 rainbow trout, said Ed Conley, superintendent at Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford, Warren County. In total, 560,980 trout will be in state waters by the end of May. Pre-season rainbow trout stocking was from March 20 to April 7 – fishing was not allowed during that period.Brian Kubin scoops out some of the 160 rainbow trout that were stocked at Holmdel Park on Wednesday. The pond will be stocked two more times until the season ends on May 26.All of the rainbow trout stocked in state waters during this period come from Pequest, the state’s main trout hatchery, which has the capability to produce up to 700,000 trout for public fishing, according to the Division of Fish and Wildlife.Conley said that trout fishing has been popular among New Jerseyans for one main reason.“It’s carried down from generation to generation,” Conley said.center_img It’s exactly the reason why Steve Prentiss was out fishing Wednesday morning. Every year, the Florida resident makes his way back to New Jersey to spend the week trout fishing with his dad. They hit a number of different spots throughout Monmouth County, but Holmdel Park is always the last stop before he heads home.“I’ve been coming here since I was a kid, man,” Prentiss said. “This is home for me.”As the delivery truck pulled up to the pond just after 11 a.m., 14-year-old Chris Richter of Middletown emerged from his mom’s car to run down to the pond. He said he enjoys fishing at Holmdel Park.“It’s close, it’s local and they have rangers here,” Richter said. “It’s good that they can regulate people and abide by the rules.”For New Jersey residents, anglers need both a fishing license and a trout stamp for the age group between 16- and 69-year-olds. Licenses cost $22.50 for residents up to age 64. The senior resident fishing license costs $12.50. A New Jersey resident trout stamp runs $10.50, and a nonresident trout stamp would cost out-of-state fishermen $20.Licenses and stamps can be purchased online through the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s website, as well as in person at a number of locations across the state. For Two River residents, the closest stores to purchase a fishing license are Dick’s Sporting Goods in Freehold, and Wal-Mart locations in Freehold and Neptune.Town, Body of Water, and Number of TroutColts Neck, Yellow Brook, 360Englishtown, Englishtown Mill Pond, 1,390Freehold, Topenemus Lake, 1,390Holmdel, Holmdel Park Pond, 690Howell, Echo Lake, 1,170Manasquan, Mac’s Pond, 160Navesink, Garvey’s Pond, 520Ocean, Shark River, 1,850Red Bank, Mohawk Pond, 690Shrewsbury, Hockhocksen Brook, 1,290Spring Lake, Spring Lake, 1,430Wall , Manasquan River, 8,820Wall, Mingamahome Brook, 880West Long Branch, Franklin Lake, 1,170This article was first published in the April 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

KC hunt seven straight wins

first_imgRed-hot Kingston College will be on the hunt for their seventh straight victory today when they face Denham Town High in a top-of-the-table Group C clash in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup at the Edward Seaga Complex. Kick off time is 3:30 p.m.KC are in impressive form, following six wins from as many games, to be on top in the group on maximum 18 points. Denham Town are next on 15 points, followed by Papine High (7), St Mary’s College (5), Ascot High (4) and Norman Manley High (2).A win for KC today would guarantee a spot in the Manning Cup second round and also put them in a good position for automatic spots in the prestigious FLOW Super Cup and Walker Cup knockout competitions.Denham Town were beaten 4-0 by KC in the reverse fixture two weeks ago at the National Stadium, but head coach Ludlow Bernard said it will be a tough away game.”I expect Denham Town will be in the their comfort zone at home. We have three players (Shamar Bloomfield, Trayvon Reid and Nathan Thomas) from the Tivoli community and will play all three,” Bernard told The Gleaner yesterday.LEADING MARKSMAN”The three players will be at home and we also expect the other players to adapt to the situation as the field is a small one,” he added.KC also have in their line-up Rashawn Mackison, who is the competition’s leading marksman on 14 goals. He has scored in all KC’s games.However, Bernard said they are not a one-man team. “He (Mackison) has lifted the tempo in the Manning Cup in terms of goalscoring. It is a team effort and we don’t rely heavily on one player.”Denham Town coach Omar Edwards, says that his team will be ready for the return game against KC.”I believe the team was still in preseason for the first game. We have moved from strength to strength since that game,” Edwards said.”We are mentally prepared for KC as they are a really good team. However, we will give them a fight and, hopefully, come away with a positive result,” Edwards, who is also assistant coach of the national Under-17 team, added.Today’s gamesDenham Town vs KCAscot vs Norman ManleySt Mary’s College vs PapineJonathan Grant vs MeadowbrookHaile Selassie vs ArdenneSt Catherine vs Pembroke HallDunoon vs Wolmer’sJosÈ Marti vs Kingston TechnicalEdith Dalton James vs CamperdownCampion College vs CumberlandCalabar vs St JagoHydel vs Bridgeport*Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.Points standingTeams GP W D L GF GA GD PtsGroup AExcelsior 4 3 1 0 14 3 11 10G Portmore 5 3 1 1 12 12 0 10St George’s 3 3 0 0 13 1 12 9Tivoli 5 1 4 0 6 10 -4 3Tarrant 5 0 0 5 3 21 -18 0Group BJC 3 3 0 0 9 0 9 9STATHS 4 1 2 1 2 3 -1 5Eltham 4 0 2 2 1 3 -2 2Vauxhall 3 0 2 1 2 8 -6 2Group CKC 6 6 0 0 35 1 34 18D Town 6 5 0 1 11 4 7 15Papine 6 2 1 3 12 7 5 7St Mary’s 6 1 2 3 6 19 13 5Ascot 6 1 1 4 6 25 -19 4N Manley 6 0 2 4 4 18 -14 2Group DH Selassie 6 5 0 1 13 5 8 15St Catherine 6 4 2 0 7 2 5 14J Grant 6 4 1 1 14 5 9 13Ardenne 6 2 1 3 5 12 -7 7M’brook 6 1 0 5 5 10 -5 3P Hall 6 0 0 6 2 12 -10 0Group EC Smith 5 4 0 1 13 4 9 12H Trinity 5 4 0 1 10 2 8 12Waterford 5 3 0 2 13 6 7 9C Carty 4 0 1 3 0 11 -11 1Mona 5 0 1 4 2 15 -13 1Group FWolmer’s 6 6 0 0 22 0 22 18C’down 6 4 1 1 13 4 9 13KTHS 6 2 2 2 5 4 1 8Dunoon 6 2 1 3 4 9 -5 7J Marti 6 1 2 3 6 9 -3 5Edith Dalton 6 0 0 6 2 19 -17 0Group GSt Jago 6 4 1 1 12 2 10 13Bridgeport 6 4 1 1 9 3 6 13Hydel 6 3 2 1 19 4 15 11Calabar 6 3 0 3 11 5 6 9Cumberland 6 2 0 4 8 12 -4 6Campion 6 0 0 6 0 33 -33 0last_img read more