WESTERN BUREAU:Baca Star United prevailed in a 3-2 penalty shoot-out to win the Trelawny FA Knockout title over Harmony FC on Saturday at the Elliston Wakeland Centre.The teams had to settle for the dreaded spot kicks to determine the outcome of a spirited final, which had plenty of twists along the way, but it was particularly a sweet win for Baca Star, which signalled their recent appetite for the big occasions with yet another victory.Harmony grabbed the lead in the 35th minute through Kevin Woollery, the midfielder firing home to complete a sweeping move.Baca Star responded in typical fashion in the second half. Hosawani Mendez’s free kick was too good for the Harmony FC goalkeeper in the 51st minute of play.With neither team able to break the 1-1 stalemate after regulation and extra time, they had to settle for the penalty route.Captain Ziddane France, Nichoy Campbell and Shane Brown scored for Baca Star, while Shaquelle Reid and Fitzroy Shirley converted for Harmony, giving the Cassman Williams-coached Baca Star the title.
1 Ashley Westwood Aston Villa will be without Ashley Westwood for up to four weeks with medial ligament damage, the club has announced.The midfielder was stretchered off during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City following a strong tackle from striker Jamie Vardy.The Villans were confident the injury was not going to be as bad as first feared but the former Crewe man will still miss up to five games, starting with Saturday’s derby at West Bromwich Albion.Westwood, who has impressed with his exceptional range of passing at Villa Park, will also be absent for clashes with Manchester United, Swansea City, Sunderland and Crystal Palace.
Veteran Indian star Leander Paes and French partner Jeremy Chardy fought off a strong challenge from Marcel Granollers and Sam Groth in the quarterfinals of the $514,065 Delray Beach Open being held at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.The Indo-French combination squandered an early lead before staging a superb comeback to carve out a 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 win and enter the semifinals on Thursday.Paes and Chardy will now meet the and top seeded US pair of Bob and Mike Bryan in the last four stage. Mike and Bob moved closer to claiming their third consecutive doubles title here after being handed a walkover in the quarter-finals when a leg injury to Mikhail Kukushkin meant he and Illya Marchenko could not take the court.The Austrian-French pairing of Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin also entered the semi-finals after defeating the American duo of Denis Kudla and Donald Young 6-4,The Czech-Belarussian team of Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi complete the semi-final line-up with a comfortable 6-4, 6-4 win over Australians Chris Guccione and Bernard Tomic. Huey and Mirnyi will clash with Marach and Martin for a place in the final.