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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><SPAN class=TopStory>Harbour View retain KO crown</SPAN>
    <SPAN class=Subheadline>Football - Sherwin Williams Colour Scape KO</SPAN></TD></TR><TR><TD>BY KAYON RAYNOR Observer staff reporter
    Monday, August 07, 2006
    <P class=StoryText align=justify>DEFENDING champions Harbour View blanked Barbican 2-0 to retain the Sherwin Williams Colour Scape Knock Out Women's Football title at the Constant Spring playing field yesterday.<P class=StoryText align=justify>Shakira Duncan and Nicola Bell scored in the 84th and 90th minutes to give the Vin Blane-coached 'Stars from the East' their third hold on the trophy in a game which was lacklustre for the most part.
    "It wasn't as intense as I thought it would have been," said Blane, who hinted that neither team wanted to give up any advantage.<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=330 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD><SPAN class=Description>Goalscorer Nicola Bell of Harbour View (left) challenges Barbican's captain Hishamar Falconer during yesterday's Sherwin Williams Colour Scape Knockout final at the Constant Spring playing field. Looking on (from left) are Jodi-Ann McGregor of Barbican and Shanique Mitchell of Harbour View. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) </SPAN></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P class=StoryText align=justify>However, he added, "In the end, we came out victors as we stuck to the task - I think we played a good, disciplined game - we lost concentration for about 10 minutes in the first half and I thought we were going to lose it (game) at that stage, but the character of the girls came out and we won."<P class=StoryText align=justify>Substitute Nardia Edwards, who replaced Peta-Gaye Soman in the 67th minute, provided a well-executed pass from the centre of midfield to Duncan, before she dribbled and scored to the left of a helpless Tashana Taylor in goal for Barbican in the 84th minute.
    Six minutes later, Bell outjumped two defenders in the six-yard box to finish a lofted cross from a free-kick, supplied by national representative Kimmia Parker, to seal the win in the last minute of regulation time. Bell is a former Barbican player.<P class=StoryText align=justify>Coach Blane, who revealed that he went into yesterday's final with only three players on the bench, said he'll be looking to strengthen his team as he tries to capture the double. "Looking forward, we are hoping to get back some players and we are going to take each league game one at a time."<P class=StoryText align=justify>Barbican are the defending league champions and their coach Charlie Edwards was disappointed that he couldn't wrest the knock-out crown from Harbour View. "We tend to get better as we go along in the league, but I was really looking to snatch the knock out from them this year. I won't lie to you.<P class=StoryText align=justify>I didn't come here to surrender a cup to anybody and I think Harbour View played well enough and they won it. In the latter part of the game, where I thought we would've dominated, they dominated and I think it was because of indiscipline and the attitude of some players on the field that we really lost it," said Edwards.<P class=StoryText align=justify>He added: "I don't feel like we played to our game plan at all, which was not to allow Harbour View so much attacking space. We can't blame it on the slippery ground, because we have played good games on these types of surfaces before. I just think the girls weren't ready for the game today - they may have been a bit too tight for the final."<P class=StoryText align=justify>Teams: Barbican - Tashana Taylor, Philisha Lewis, Latoya Panton, Samantha Kinglock, Yolanda Hamilton, Petrona Ricketts, Hishamar Falconer, Alicia James, Jodi-Ann McGregor, Sheree Marrow (Kenesha Reid 36th), Nadol
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