The Fruta Cup is proving to be the toughest test for teams in the Northern Football Association, The final preliminary games have thrown up the toughest eight clubs based on performances this season and Miscellaneous Laventille United are among the top eight so far.
On Saturday 10th. Maple, this year’s league Champions will face a gritty ALCONS team at the TSTT ground on the Queens Park Savannah, while St. Francois Nationals will play New Millenium at New Ground on the Savannah. Both games kick off at 3.30pm.
The other two Quarter Finals matches are equally tempting, on Sunday, when Football Factory play QPCC at TSTT while the ascendant Miscellaneous Laventille Utd will play Belmont FC at New Ground also at 3:30 pm.
The final of the FRUTA CUP will be played under lights at the Queens Park Savannah next Saturday, December 17th. Night Football is an innovation of the new NFA executive as it works towards rekindling interest in football on the Queens Park Savannah, the traditional home of Northern Football.
Laventille United defeated St Ann’s All Starts 3-1 to top their group ahead of second placed Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC). Ellon McConney scored a double and Robert Phillip netted the other goal for the winners. Laventille United had previously beaten QPCC 3-2.
Laventille head coach Cedric Hazelwood commented on his team’s progress so far, saying ” We’ve been pushing on. The tournament has been very exciting and very hard fought because every team wants to end the year with a title. Our last two games proved to be difficult but we met the challenges face on and our players are continuing to improve and develop. We are quite pleased with the progress so far and we are looking to get into the semi-finals and hopefully the final of the Fruita Cup,” Hazelwood said.