Murray’s double puts Dinthill in daCosta Cup final

first_img Murray, who came into the match on 25 goals on the season, showed his class and dragged his team back into the contest in the 43rd minute with a spectacular free kick. In the second half, it was end-to-end action. Manchester’s Duhaney Williams along with Ajay Chin and Jevaughn Bailey troubled the Dinthill defenders with their hard running all afternoon, but to no avail. Neither team was able to break the 1-1 tie even after the first period of extra time, but with two minutes remaining in the second period Murray, shrugged off his marker to slide the ball just under the advancing Manchester goalkeeper for the 2-1 victory. It was yet another sad end to an otherwise promising season for Donovan Duckie and his Manchester side, following their 4-1 drubbing in the Ben Francis KO final last week by St Elizabeth Technical. Western Bureau: Rodave Murray proved how devastatingly good he can be with a clinical double to fire Dinthill Technical into a first ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup final in more than three decades. Murray inspired the Anthony Patrick-coached Dinthill to a come-from-behind 2-1 win in yesterday’s semi-final at the Juici Field in Clarendon. They will meet either Ben Francis KO winners St Elizabeth Technical or Lennon High who meet today in the second semi-final set for 2:30 p.m. at the same venue. There were wild celebrations in muddy conditions for the Dinthill supporters after the final whistle was blown to signal the end of an enthralling match that swung back and forth between two evenly matched teams. In addition to his two goals Murray missed an eighth minute penalty. His effort from the penalty spot struck the upright and went out of play, with Manchester High’s goalkeeper Nicholas King well beaten. Dinthill appeared destined to pay for the miss when Manchester grabbed a 28th minute lead. Central midfielder Jarvis Mattis sent them in front with a well-taken free kick. The goal appeared to have stung Dinthill into lifting their level of play with Murray, Anthony Hewitt, Ramone Brown and Antone Rhule leading the charge with several dangerous attacks. Crucial goallast_img read more

Van Dijk, Ronaldo and Messi shortlisted for FIFA award

first_imgVan Dijk starred in Liverpool’s triumphant Champions League campaign.England full-back Lucy Bronze won UEFA’s women’s award and is on FIFA’s shortlist with the United States’ World Cup-winning duo Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is up against Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham for best men’s coach.Phil Neville, who led England’s women to a World Cup semi-final, is up for the women’s coach award with the USA’s Jill Ellis and Sarina Wiegman who guided European champions the Netherlands to the World Cup final.FIFA Best shortlistsMen’s player:Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)Women’s player:Lucy Bronze (Lyon/England), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/USA), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC/USA)Men’s coach:Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)Women’s coach:Jill Ellis (USA), Phil Neville (England), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)Women’s goalkeeper:Christiane Endler (Paris St-Germain/Chile), Hedvig Lindahl (Wolfsburg/Sweden), Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid/Netherlands)Men’s goalkeeper:Alisson (Liverpool/Brazil), Ederson (Manchester City/Brazil), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)Puskas award (for best goal):Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Real Betis), Juan Quintero (River Plate v Racing Club), Daniel Zsori (Debrecen v Ferencvaros)0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Van Dijk won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award last week © AFP/File / Valery HACHEROME, Italy, Sep 2 – Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is on the shortlist to add FIFA’s best player award to his UEFA Men’s Player of the Year honour.The Dutch international denied Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the European title last week and the same trio are in the running for the FIFA accolade to be announced in Milan on September 23.last_img read more