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Wins thrust Rivoli, New Green on cusp of semis Published: Wednesday | February 20, 2013 Comments 0
Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer
New Green and Rivoli are on the verge of qualifying for the semi-finals of the South Central Confederation Super League football competition after recording important home victories in the penultimate round at the weekend.
New Green, courtesy of Kemar Williams’ 63rd minute strike, inflicted 1-0 defeat on Frasziers Whip, while Rivoli, through goals from Devon Hodges and Anthony Greenland, tagged Manchester debutants Kendal 2-0 at Monk Street.
Victory enabled New Green to avenge a first-round 0-2 loss to Frasziers Whip, while Kendal’s loss was an improvement on the 7-1 hit they took at home.
New Green’s win at Brooks Park took them to 18 points and top of the standings, with two games in hand. They are now two clear of Frasziers Whip (16) and five better than Royal Lakes.
The odds overwhelmingly favour New Green and Frasziers Whip to advance, as third-placed Royal Lakes must win their remaining two matches, including one against New Green at Brooks Park next weekend.
Meanwhile Rivoli, who have just one remaining game against Bodles to complete their preliminary fixtures, are on 14 points and can only be overtaken on points by only one team, Appleton.
Both Bodles and Newlands have mathematical chances of reaching 14, but Rivoli are unlikely to be denied because of a healthy goal difference. In fact, Rivoli’s spot in the semi-finals can be confirmed tomorrow, providing Appleton avoid defeat against Newlands in a rescheduled game at Naggo Head.
In other weekend results, Royal Lakes outscored Super Action 3-2, while Meadows failed to show against Four Paths.
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