East Football Association champions La Horquetta Sporting Academy are just a point away from playing in the semi-professional National Super League for the first time in their short history.
The LH Boys have the game of their lives on Sunday when they travel to Madras ground, Cunupia, for a top-of-the-table clash with Central champions Coosal’s Las Lomas Utd, in the penultimate round of the 2014 National Super League Qualify Series. A point is good enough to give La Horquetta one of two qualifying spots.
Formerly the Champion of Champions tournament, the series is being contested by six 2013 zonal football champions, and will see the top two finishers over a five-match round robin series promoted to the Super League this season.
Last Sunday, La Horquetta edged Eastern Counties champions Matura Reunited 2-1 for a third victory of the series, after previously beating Tobago’s Goal City (1-0) and North champions Queen’s Park (4-1). Meanwhile, La Lomas took their record to one win and two draws, after a 2-2 stalemate with Goal City in Tobago.
NATIONAL SUPER LEAGUE QUALIFYING SERIES RESULTS:
La Horquetta SA 2 (Anslem Jackson, Keron Clarke) vs Matura Reunited 1 (Joel Hoyte—penalty)
D’ Lime Bar Goal City 2 (Kyle George (42nd, 89th) vs Coosal’s Las Lomas Utd 2 (Shaquille Holder 16th, Dion Lewis 89th)
Petrotrin Palo Seco 6 (Tigan Sparks 27th, 58th, Willian Garcia 44th ) Jamal Ayers 48th & 89th, own goal—David Campbell 25th) vs QPCC 1 (Chad De Freitas 74th)
UPCOMING SUPER LEAGUE QUALIFYING MATCHES:
3.30 p.m.—Petrotrin Palo Seco vs Matura Reunited, Palo Seco Rec Ground
5 p.m.—Coosal’s Las Lomas Utd vs La Horquetta SA, Madras Rec Ground, Cunupia
6 p.m.—QPCC vs D’ Lime Bar Goal City, Hasely Crawford Stadium