By Carlena Knight
After a number of years without a female league, the 2020 edition of the ABFA female program kicked off last Friday at the ABFA Technical facility in Paynters.
Six teams – Nabu Samuel’s Cutting Edge FA, Ottos Tigress, Fort Road, Trendsetters, Lady Hoppers, Grenades and Wadadli United will compete in this year’s league which will culminate on March 20th with the finals, bronze medal and consolation matches.
Cutting Edge FA and Ottos Tigress opened their 2020 campaigns on a positive note.
Cutting Edge in the first official match of the season defeated Trendsetters, 2-0, with goals coming from Brianna Auguiste in the 19th minute and Donesha Samuel in minute 60.
Ottos Tigress joined Cutting Edge in the winner’s circle after edging Fort Road 1-0 in the feature match-up.
National player, Portia Davis, scored the winning goal in the 21st minute.
Matches will continue every Friday.
Meanwhile, in Division Two matches played that day, Green City and FLOW Bethesda Bald Eagles played to a 2-all draw, JSC Progressors and Young Lions played to a one-all draw, and Sea View Farm defeated Jennings United, 3-1.
Amali Colbourne (54th) and Maharaj Lee (74th) were the goal-scorers for 2nd place Green City who now have 27 points while 5th place Bethesda had goals from Staron Anthony (20th) and Joshua Thomas (55th).
Bethesda now have 21 points.
Ander “Puss” Venture scored the equalising goal for Progressors to move them onto 27 points in the 3rd spot while Young Lions’ Jalan Willock’s goal saw them go onto 27 points in the top position.
They edge Progressors and 2nd place Green City with a better goal difference.
Sea View Farm, with their win, jumped to 4th with 22 points while United slipped to 7th with 17 points.