Spring Village take National Club Football Championships First Division title
January 7, 2014
Spring Village take National Club Football Championships First Division title

Garden Care Plus Spring Village United has lifted the first division of the National Club Football Championships.{{more}}

The Georgetown based outfit edged out General Hardware Richmond Hill one-nil, in the final played at the Victoria Park on Sunday, December 22. It took Decklan Spring’s strike in the 27th minute to make the difference in the score line.

Spring Village, however, looked the better of the two, as Ivan Clarke was sturdy in the defence and midfielder Jamal Blake showed the team’s superiority over a numerically disadvantaged Richmond Hill.

Richmond Hill played most of the match with 10 players, as Nikita Roberts was ejected in the fourth minute of play for dissent, as he directed comments to referee Jomal Ashton.

But Richmond Hill also had themselves to blame, as Deptor Culzac missed a penalty late in the second half, which, if converted, would have sent the match into extra time.

Both Spring Village and Richmond Hill recorded one-nil wins in the semi-finals to advance to the final.

Spring Village did so over Avenues, while Richmond Hill stopped Cane End Gunners.

By virtue of reaching the first division final, Spring Village and Richmond Hill head to the Premier Division of the 2014 club championships.

It was a happy ending to Spring Village’s 2013 season, as they were defeated three-nil the previous day by Greiggs in the National Lotteries Authority North East final.

Spring Village though, had taken the Biabou Nine -A-Side league and knock- out competitions last May.

Richmond Hill claimed glory in the Hairoun/ Comsports/Computec Arnos Vale League. (RT)