CPTSA WINGS SPORTS CLUB NEWSLETTER VOL 2, # 52, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2011Sunday 6th November 2011
Star Girls Shackle Police in CPTSA Female Football Tournament
The 10th Annual CPTSA Female Football Tournament, sponsored by Hutchinson (Antigua) Ltd., and the Antigua/Barbuda Social Security Board, continued at the Johnson’s Football Stadium on Saturday, October 29, 2011, with a doubleheader. In a much improved display, Star Girls moved the ball around diligently to evade the Police women and created numerous chances.
However, of their 24 shots on goal, many of them off target, the Star girls could only find the net four (4) times. The first two (2) goals came in the first half of play from Kitanya Hughes and Eta James, just outside the 18 yards box, giving Veronica George, the Police custodian, no chance. In the second half, Karen Warner slapped one, to ricochet off a Police defender and deluded the keeper. Later, Kitanya Hughes was on target again, to unleash her second goal of the game.
The Law-women, on the other hand, were starved out from play and could not mount any attack, as much as not getting off a single shot on the Star Girls’ goal. The affair ended 4-0 to Star Girls, who are unbeatable, so far, in the Tournament. Defending Champions, 5P’s opened their confidence early with Britney Jacobs slamming two long shots, the first from the right, outside the 18 yards box. earlier, regrouped to attack in the 5P’s half. It was Lena Ibrahim who connected one during a flustering inside the goal box to find the back of the net. But, one would have thought that coming out the first half with only one goal down and spirits lifted, the Wings would have continued to keep the 5P’s in check. Instead, the Defending Champions returned to the second half in almost similar style as the first, hitting two quick goals from Britney Jacobs and Anya DeCourcy.
The Wings retreaded, opening more opportunities for the 5P’s, and allowing Jacobs to hit home another to give her a tally of 4 goals. Anya De- Courcy ended with 3 goals to give a final score of 5P’s 7, Wings 1. The second goal came just five minutes later, from near the side line, almost square with the Wings’ goal that deceived custodian, Jernine Browne . However, Wings, who seemingly looked as though caught off guard,
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