Mico capture treble again in inter-col netball

first_imgMico University College repeated their performance of a year ago by winning the treble in intercollegiate netball after a 59-48 overtime win in the intermediate A final last Saturday over home team G.C. Foster B.The intermediate champions blew away G.C. Foster by 24 goals in preliminary action two weeks ago, but it was a more determined G.C. Foster College team which played the final. Mico led 11-10, 21-17 and 30-28 after three quarters. However, G.C. Foster fought hard in the fourth quarter as, spurred on by their vocal home supporters, they rallied to even the score at 43-43 at the end of the quarter, sending the game into overtime.In the two periods of overtime, it was all Mico as the Connie Francis and Janet Guy-coached team led 52-44 after the first stanza before pulling away for a comfortable 11-goal winning margin in the end.Mico’s two other titles came over the past two weeks. The senior team defeated UWI in the final last Thursday while the junior team had earlier beaten G.C. Foster in the intermediate B final.Excelsior Community College finished third in the intermediate A competition after stopping UWI B 32-26 in the playoff for third and fourth.last_img read more

Chelsea line-up v Man City: Blues’ free-scoring ways to return?

first_imgLeague leaders Chelsea travel to champions Manchester City on Sunday, after a disappointing 1-1 Champions League midweek draw against Schalke.The Blues boast something of a psychological advantage having beaten City 1-0 at the Etihad in February. Now they will be looking to open up an early eight-point gap over their strongest title challengers.Even though City could hand Chelsea legend Frank Lampard a league start against the club he represented for 13 years, he will find a formidable foe in replacement Cesc Fabregas, who continued his extraordinary debut season with his first goal for the club in their Champions League opener.Boss Jose Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash, with star striker Diego Costa, who has scored seven goals in four games, expected to start at the Etihad having begun on the bench against Schalke. Possible Chelsea could line-up: 1 1 Chelsea line-up v Man City GoalkeeperSooner or later the goals Thibaut Courtois keeps conceding will cost him his starting place, but it doesn’t look like happening this weekend. Petr Cech didn’t start against Schalke and probably won’t start here as Courtois pits his wits against the league’s most feared strike force.DefenceAs great as Chelsea’s league start has been the defence has conceded six goals in four matches, which isn’t good enough. They are the team’s weak link, but Gary Cahill and skipper John Terry are still the best central defensive option to keep out Sergio Aguero and co. Filipe Luis on the left should complete the defence. MidfieldWhere free scoring Chelsea would be without the class of Cesc Fabregas is anyone’s guess. The midfield maestro has orchestrated decisive attacks and goals, covered by Nemanja Matic, and will surely relish the chance to play against ex-Arsenal team-mates Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy. Eden Hazard is starting to show flashes of brilliance around the box, pacy World Cup winner Andre Schurrle is due a start and Oscar can slot into a strong midfield set-up.AttackDespite his injury concerns, Diego Costa seems destined to start this game as the Blues look to continue their table-topping form. Didier Drogba missed a good chance and looked off the pace against Schalke and new signing Loic Remy surely isn’t ready to lead the line in the biggest game of Chelsea’s season so far. Mourinho said his star striker can only play one game a week and a rested Costa can enhance his burgeoning reputation with a goal at the Etihad.Chelsea fans, do you agree with this line-up? Comment below…last_img read more