Central ready FA semis against Malabar
Tomorrow’s semi-cinal stage for the 2013 TTFA FA Trophy competition will see last year’s runners up Central FC up against Super League campaigners Malabar FC and W Connection against North East Stars at Ato Boldon Stadium. This was determined at the draw for the semi-finals at the TTFA head office, Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday morning.
Central, which lost 2-0 to Caledonia AIA in last year’s final, will face Malabar from 5 p.m. in the opening game of a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday December 11th, Connection and North East will clash from 7.30 p.m.
“We are very excited about this competition and the fact that we are one match away from making it to our second consecutive FA Final,” Central FC manager Norris Ferguson said. “And we are proud to be able to vie for the $50,000 first prize and would like to thank the organisers, the TTFA, for their efforts in bringing this incentive forward.”
Connection’s manager Raymond McLean said the Toyota Cup champions would be looking to capture yet another Cup this season
“We are definitely looking to take the FA as well. No match is expected to be an easy one but we take each game on its merit. At the same time we will not be overawed by any team,” McLean said. “We have a pretty decent record in the FA Trophy and this is also a prestigious title to play for.”
The final will take place on December 18th from 7.30 p.m., following a third place playoff at 5 p.m. at the same venue.
The TTFA also wishes to officially announce that the winners of the 2013 FA Trophy will receive $50,000 along with the prestigious Trophy, with $30,000 going to the runners up and $20,000 for the third place finishers.
FA TROPHY SEMIS:
5 p.m. — W Connection v North East Stars, Ato Boldon Stadium
7.30 p.m. — Malabar FC v Central FC, Ato Boldon Stadium