Semi-finalists decided in Fruta’s U-19 league

first_img… GFC vs Uitvlugt, Santos vs ConquerorsTHE last two sides to advance to the final four in the inaugural Fruta Conquerors Academy U-19 football League were decided from the last two preliminary group matches played on Monday at the Tucville ground.Both Black Pearl FC and Buxton United narrowly missed out on making the semis after failing to prevail in their must-win final matches of their respective groups of the 12-team competition that was reduced to 11 teams, following the withdrawal of Linden’s Botofago FC after playing two games.Buxton were closest to advancing, but surrendered a 1-0 lead to tie 1-1 with Santos who missed a penalty kick to seal victory in the last group ‘A’ match that left the East Coast side a point short of making the semis, but Black Pearl were easily put away 5-2 by the host in the final group ‘B’ encounter.The win by Conquerors pushed them to the top of the group on 12 points (4W, 1L) as the unbeaten Uitvlugt Warriors slipped to 2nd with 11 points (3W, 2D). In Group ‘A’, GFC (4W, 1D) topped with 13 points while Santos (2W, 3D) on 9 points finished second.The semi-finals are billed for this coming Friday at the Tucville ground where the Warriors tackle GFC in the first match at 17:00hrs and Santos meet Conquerors at 19:00hrs.The Championship game is scheduled for next Tuesday December 27.last_img

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