Digicel Pro Bowl

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Caledonia set up semi-final meet against defending champs

Caledonia set up semi-final meet against defending champsForwards Keyon Edwards and Kevon Woodley were both on target in Tuesday night’s first clash of a Digicel Pro Bowl quarterfinal double header at the Marvin Lee Stadium as Caledonia AIA registered a 2-0 shutout of Ma Pau to advance into the semi-final round.

The Jamaal Shabazz coached side registered a goal on either side of the half with Edwards in the 39th minute and substitute Woodley in the 74th minute to set up a semi-final meeting with defending champions Joe Public from 6pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday.

Caledonia entered the match on a high following Saturday’s 5-0 CFU Club Champions Cup second leg hammering over St. Kitts/Nevis side Newtown United at the Hasely Crawford Stadium to advance into the Second Round with a 6-0 aggregate win.

Edwards broke the deadlock against Ma Pau following an unsettled start when midfielder Akim Armstorng made a bust through two defenders inside the area before returning a pass to Edwards who made no mistake blasting past goalkeeper Clayton Ince.

The opening item was one of two highlights of the first half, with the other being a 23rd minute free-kick from the edge of the area by Caledonia’s Jean-Luc Rochford which was high overbar after Coneal Thomas’ foul on Walter Moore.

In the second period Ma Pau wingback Nigel Daniel spilled wide from the left in the 57th minute and three minutes later substitute defender Seon Power—who replaced Cyd Gray following the break—had a tame header just wide at the far post off a Leslie Fitzpatrick freekick from the right.

Caledonia coach Jamaal Shabazz then sacrificed midfielder Rochford with the legs of forward Kevon Woodley in search of another goal and got what he asked.

Woodley in only his second match for Caledonia, made it two in two, ending his smart run through the Ma Pau defence with a goal when he met wingback Kareem Joseph’s pass inside the six yard area with a powerful first time shot beating goalkeeper Ince for the 2-0 victory.

Four minutes before his item in the 74th minute, Woodley was denied by Ince when he latched onto a long ball forward and under challenge by a Ma Pau defender he unleashed a leftfooted volley was easily dealt with.

However in the end Woodley and Caledonia applauded themselves into the semi-final round against Joe Public. Joe Public secured its semi-final spot after whipping Police FC 3-0 last Friday at the Marvin Lee Stadium.

In Tuesday’s second quarterfinal clash Defence Force came from behind to steal a 2-1 victory over San Juan Jabloteh and advance into the semi-final round against W Connection. Connection defeated North East Stars 2-0 in their quarterfinal clash last Friday.

Ma Pau SC 0—2 Caledonia AIA
Keyon Edwards 39’, Kevon Woodley 74’

Ma Pau SC—Clayton Ince(gk), Coneal Thomas(capt.), Nigel Daniel, Rennie Britto, Leslie Fitzpatrick, Shandel Samuel(Y), Lyndon Andrews, Trevin Caesar(Shane Calderon 57th), Dwane James(Kerry Noray 75th), Cyd Gray(Seon Power 46th), Aquil Selby

Coach—Michael McComie

Caledonia AIA—Kevin Graham(gk), Stephan David(capt.), Nuru Abdallah Muhammed, Trayon Bobb(Abdallah Phillip 77th), Kareem Joseph, Jean-Luc Rochford(Y)(Kevon Woodley 66th), Walter Moore, Akim Armstrong(Y)(Marcus Ambrose 85th), Daniel Cyrus, Densill Theobald, Keyon Edwards

Coach—Jamaal Shabazz

Full 2010-2011 Digicel Pro Bowl schedule
Quarter Final Round
Friday 18 March
Marvin Lee Stadium

Joe Public 3—0 Police FC(Group A 1)
North East Stars 0—2 W Connection(Group B 1)

Tuesday 22 March
Marvin Lee Stadium

Ma Pau SC 0—2 Caledonia AIA(Group A 2)
Defence Force 2—1 San Juan Jabloteh(Group B 2)

Semi-Final Round
Friday 25 March
Hasely Crawford Stadium

Joe Public vs Caledonia AIA—6pm
W Connection vs Defence Force—8pm

Friday 01 April

Group A winner vs Group B winner