Disappointing draw for Reggae Boyz … Costa Rica hold Jamaica to 1-1 result

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz were held to a 1-1 draw by Costa Rica in their key CONCACAF semi-final round FIFA World Cup qualifier inside the National Stadium last night. Goals in either half by Jamaican midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson and Costa Rica’s Johnny Acosta has left things interestingly poised in the group. The Jamaicans grabbed a deserved lead in the 16th minute after midfielder Watson went low to meet a teasing Kemar Lawrence cross at the back post, sending his header in the opposite direction. They could have been 2-0 up just before half time, but Clayton Donaldson could not make contact with a low cross by Joel McAnuff as the hosts looked comfortable in possession, while enjoying the better chances. Earlier, McAnuff missed one of several Jamaican opportunities as he wasted a glorious chance to send the Jamaicans ahead in the 8th minute, after he was found unmarked at the back-post after a flicked header, which came from a long throw by full back Lawrence. HALF-CHANCES The visitors ended the first half with a couple half-chances themselves, but were not able to break the Jamaican backline. They did, however, get the breakthrough in the 67th minute when Johnny Acosta latched on to a rebound to make it 1-1 after Joel Campbell’s shot was well saved by Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake. Both teams traded chances but neither could add to the scoreline, leaving the Jamaicans to deal with another disappointing result in front of their home crowd. The Jamaicans now sit on four points with the Costa Ricans improving to seven points. Haiti and Panama played out a 0-0 draw in the group’s other game. The Jamaicans will travel to Costa Rica where both teams will meet again on Tuesday.last_img read more

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LFA Terminates Services of 5 Sub- Committee Heads

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association has terminated the services of five of its Sub-Committees’ chairmen with immediate effect for administrative reasons.In separate letters to the five individuals, Acting Secretary General Emmanuel Deah said he has been mandated by the LFA Executive Committee to inform the different heads of the five Sub-Committees that they have been relieved of their various portfolios.According to a release, the services of the chairman of the Caldwell LFA Sub-Committee Sylvester P. Mulbah, Sinkor LFA Sub-Committee chairman Samuel Brow and Gnahousname Roberts of the Paynesville LFA Sub- Committee have been terminated.The services of Fayah M. Varney of the Mount Carey LFA Sub- Committee and Thomas Kollie of the St. Paul LFA Sub-Committee were also terminated.The release said the LFA Executive Committee thanked the five football administrators for the able manner in which they administered the affairs of the various Sub-Committees over the years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spartans hang on for title

first_imgMalik poured in 21 of his game-high 33 points in the second half to lift the Spartans to a 54-45 victory at South Pasadena High. With the victory, La Ca?ada (23-2, 8-1) clinched its sixth consecutive Rio Hondo title. But it was far from easy for the Spartans, as Darin Nakauchi scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half to give the Tigers (17-8, 5-3) a 29-27 halftime advantage. “We knew they were hungry and they were doing everything right in the first half,” said Malik, who also grabbed 13 rebounds. “We came out with more heart in the second half and wanted it more.” La Ca?ada scored 15 consecutive points in a span of just over seven minutes. The Tigers were just 3 of 13 shooting in the third quarter and 7 of 27 in the second half. “We were hungry, but hit that drought in the third quarter where the ball wasn’t going in,” Tigers coach Ali Parvaz said. “I’m proud of the way my players fought.” The Tigers were without the services of shooting guard Amir Mohamadzadeh, who was suspended for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl during last Friday’s game against Blair. That game was halted with about three minutes to play in the third quarter with the Tigers leading. An official ruling could be made today on whether the game will be continued on Friday. SOUTH PASADENA – The South Pasadena High School boys basketball team had an opportunity to earn a share of first place in the Rio Hondo League with a victory over visiting La Ca?ada. Spartan big man Adam Malik wasn’t in a sharing mood. center_img Nakauchi hit five 3-pointers, including three in the first quarter, to spark the Tigers. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIT’S D-DAY in the biggest GAA boundary dispute in Co Donegal – as the County Committee meets tonight to decide whether or not to split Letterkenny.At the September meeting, Letterkenny Gaels reiterated their call to have the parish of Aughaninshin part of the town declared as their club’s catchment area.That would have left St Eunan’s with Conwal and Leck part of the town only. However St Eunan’s GAA club say this is a breach of an agreement reached when the Gaels club was founded.The matter is to be voted on tonight after delegates in September said they wanted to discuss it at their clubs before voting on it.The result could have wider implications for other boundary disputes in the county.An independent report by former GAA chair Peter Quinn opposed a parish split in Letterkenny. Here’s our previous report on that:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/10/09/gaa-boundary-dispute-revealed-former-gaa-president-opposed-splitting-letterkenny/© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comD-DAY IN GAA BOUNDARY DISPUTE was last modified: November 7th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BOUNDARY DISPUTEGAALetterkenny GaelsSt Eunanslast_img read more