February 27, 2020

All about winning the RSPL title, says MoBay United striker Gordon

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Arnett Gardens FC will have just another 90-plus minutes to try and keep hold of their Red Stripe Premier League title when they battle Montego Bay United (MBU) in the return leg semi-final on Sunday at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.Hopes of returning home with an advantage were dashed on Monday night when they stumbled to a 2-1 loss in Montego Bay; a gallant effort, but not good enough on the night against resolute MBU, who showed glimpses of the kind of football their fans love to see.The MBU forward, Owayne Gordon, was at his imperious best once more, capping his night with a spectacular goal in the 23rd minute.Arnett responded like true champions when Michaelos Martin prodded home from close range in the 43rd for the equaliser.Midfielder Ronaldo Rodney sealed victory for the home side when he poked home his chance after some shocking goalkeeping from Peter Harrison in the Arnett Gardens goal.”We deserve the win because all season we have had it rough against this Arnett side,” said Gordon, who was scoring his league leading 20th goal.”It’s all about the final and winning the title. Nothing else matters. Once we get there, if Humble Lion or Portmore make it, we will win it,” Gordon added.NEW-FOUND CONFIDENCEThe forward has been a revelation all season and is relishing his new-found confidence. In tandem with either out-of-favour Dino Williams or the industrious Cory Hylton in attack, he just continues scoring goals.Against one of the better defensive teams in the defending champions, he was great. His goal was sublime to say the least.He picked up the ball in midfield sped by his marker, slid the ball to Hylton, who back-heeled the ball into his running path and without breaking stride Gordon took one touch before curling the ball expertly into the net.”I am really feeling good, and I am promising another goal on their ground next week because we know now that we can defeat them,” he added.Arnett Gardens were left ruing a number of missed chances, but will have loads of confidence playing at home, where MBU have found it difficult this season, as they have not done particularly well on their travels to the capital city Kingston.”It’s an advantage we can work with. We haven’t done greatly playing in Kingston this season, but it is an opportunity for us to show quality if we can hold off this Arnett Gardens team in their home,” said Dillon Thelwell, MBU’s assistant coach.last_img read more

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Youth in Action for Progress Celebrates First Anniversary

first_imgThe Youth in Action for Progress (YAP) of Chicken Soup factory is celebrating one year of service to the MTA community.In their first year of operation, YAP says it has provided dozens of youth in their community with counseling, education and skills. They have delivered these services through innovative debates, group workshops, community events and sponsorship assistance. YAP’s president and CEO, Tanneh Togba, says their interest in forming such a youth group came after seeing youths in her community being ruined due to drug abuse and other illegal activities. “Youth coming up by themselves run helter-skelter doing their own thing. Most of them smoke, drink, gamble and do a lot of things that are very dangerous to themselves. Some youths in my community are very bad. We call on youths who have not yet joined them to help transform them and get their interest away from wanting to do bad to do good. That’s why we founded this organization,” she added.“We are incredibly proud of YAP,” said Tanneh.Joseph Togba, YAP’s sports director added, “Please join us as we celebrate the successes of the past year and renew our pledge to continue YAP’s quality programs for our youths,” he added.Meanwhile, YAP has been sponsored through the year and looks forward to adding more members ranging from ages 18 to 29 to their group. “We counsel troubled youths to help transform their lives because you can’t talk to someone just once. It’s a continual process. Today, we have some in our midst who have changed from those bad habits and want to give back to our society,” he further stated. For now, YAP urges youths to accept that the future leaders of tomorrow in our society depend on them.“Looking at our country now and how hard it is, we advise youths to be rational and see reason to put education first to make a better and successful tomorrow. This society is looking at us to make a change for this nation tomorrow,” Tanneh added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Former AFL star Glenn Archer convicted of assault at son’s junior football match

first_imgFormer AFL star Glenn Archer has been convicted of assaulting a runner at his son’s junior football match in Melbourne and ordered to pay compensation to replace the victim’s broken glasses.Despite pleading guilty to assault the dual North Melbourne premiership player said he would appeal the penalty, claiming he was not judged on the full story.Archer admitted in Heidelberg magistrates court on Friday to assaulting runner Jamie Chilcot at the suburb’s football ground on 25 June.The 44-year-old was fined $2,000 and ordered to pay $955 to replace the victim’s prescription glasses that broke in half during the clash. Read more Share on WhatsApp “It is an abhorrent thing to do,” magistrate Cathy Lamble said as she convicted Archer. “It sets such a bad example for children playing sport.”Archer was watching his son Jackson play in the under-15s for Park Orchards Sharks and ran onto the field when a scuffle broke out between two players. About five minutes later, when players and officials left the ground at half time, the North Melbourne board member clashed with Chilcot, whose job it was to deliver instructions from the opposition coach during the game. “The accused punched Chilcot, striking the right side of his face, which startled him and the force of the blow caused the arm of the glasses he was wearing to break off,” prosecutor Matt Toohey told court in an agreed set of facts.Archer appeared frustrated he did not get to share his side of the story.“Don’t I get to defend myself? You haven’t got the full story,” he said at the end of the hearing.“The decision’s been made, Mr Archer,” the magistrate replied.Parents should never run onto the field at their children’s sporting events, Lamble said.“They should leave it to the umpires and other officials on the ground.”Outside court, Archer, wearing a navy suit and glasses, said he would appeal against the penalty. “I actually find it crazy that someone can read out 3% of a story and then you’re judged on that,” he told reporters. Archer was named in North Melbourne’s Team of the Century and won the 1996 North Smith Medal. Share on Twitter Are ‘non-competitive sports days’ really better for school kids? Share via Email news … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Australia news Reuse this content Australia sport Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Topics Since you’re here… Share on Facebooklast_img read more

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