`Mayor’s Cup Football 2017 – Which two teams will continue the rich Mayor’s Cup rivalry?

first_img… Answer tomorrow at MSCTHE two teams who will qualify for the final of the Mayor’s Cup will be known tomorrow when the semi-finals of the 2017 edition kick off at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden.In the opening encounter, the in-form Police will collide with Soesdyke from 19:00hrs, while the feature clash pits Winners Connection against Milerock in what is anticipated to be a bruising engagement.The outcome of these two games sets up a highly anticipated final on Thursday, at the same venue.Police have been the most prolific team in competitions this year, making the final or semi-finals on numerous occasions; and because of their rich vein of form and confidence, combined with the quality of players in their line-up, they are clear favourites to proceed to the championship.Players such as Quincy Holder, Kester Dundas, Lescharles Critchlow, Stefan Ramsay, Dwayne Wilson and the in-form Darius Frank between the uprights are all proven match-winners.Soesdyke’s chances of winning will rest on the shoulders of the skilful Tyrone Khan, the only player with a hat-trick in the competition.Players such as Colin McLean, Tyrell Khan, Alvin Batson, Colin Holder and Kelson Benson form the supporting cast and they will need to put together strong performances to guarantee a place in the final.What more could be said of the feature encounter between the two Linden heavyweights!Rawle ‘Boney’ Gittens, who will certainly be one of the more experienced players on the pitch will lead Winners Connection’s bid for a place in the final.His support could come from Marmalique Davidson and Keon Sears, who are proven contributors in the goals column, while Trakel Thomas and Derrol Dainty have been a two-man rock of Gibraltar at the back.The performances from Joel McKinnon, Denzil Fordyce, Nellon Waldron and Lorenzo Miller are crucial for Milerock’s chances of advancing, while Oswald Benjamin and Akeem Green have the formidable duty to snuff out Winners Connection.Over $1M in total prize money is up for grabs with the winners set to receive $500 000 and the Ministry of Citizenship trophy, while the runners-up take home $250 000 and the Busta trophy.The third- and fourth-placed finishers will walk away with $150 000 and $100 000 along with trophies donated by John Fernandes Ltd and Cummings Electrical respectively.A mouthwatering double-header is anticipated.last_img read more