West Coast and Kick Start Hot Shots hashing it out in the Under-9 semis.
With the top teams in Tier 1 already taking home their titles, it is the turn of the teams in Tier 2 to do the same as the curtain is set to come down completely on the Barbados Football Association's National Youth Cup this coming Saturday. After some of the most illustrious youth clubs went head-to-head in heated competition for the better part of three months, the curtain is about to come down on another successful tournament. With last week's Tier 1 finals seeing Pro Shottas picking two titles after appearing in four finals, there will be nothing of the sort this week as a different club is represented in each of the day's games.
The action is set to get started with an Under-9 clash between Barbados Soccer Academy and Brittons Hill as both booked their berths by beating Kick Start teams in the semifinals. With Brittons Hill beating Kick Start Sparks outright with a 3-1 result, the Soccer Academy had it a bit tougher as they were tied 4-4 with Kick Start Suns at the end of regulation time. However, they got the edge on them at the spot as they won 3-1 on penalties.
In the Under-11s, White Hall Braves are slated to take on Paradise. White Hall sent Pro Shottas out of the competition on penalties after breaking even with a goal apiece. When it came to the spot kicks, White Hall took a slim 2-1 victory. Paradise, on the other hand put two unanswered goals past St. Andrew Lions to advance.
Despite being handed their walking papers at the Under-13 level, the St. Andrew Lions Under-15 team will get a chance to go after a trophy as they dismissed All Stars Elite 4-1 for a spot in the final. This one will be interesting as they will come up against the Under-17 Women's National Team. They secured their spot in the final with a 4-0 win over Empire.
After having two opportunities at a final snuffed out at Under-9, Kick Start Gunners are in with a chance at the Under-15 after they beat White Hall Spartans to the spot with a 3-1 result. They meet up with Fitts Village who sent home Technique FC with a 1-0 win.
In the Under-17 final, it will be Pride of Gall Hill and United Stars Alliance. Gall Hill were 1-0 winners over White Hall Titans while USA took the win against Cosmos in penalties after scoring a goal each in regulation time. From the spot, the game was won 4-2.
Things are set to kick off at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning at the Wildey Turf and the Under-9s will get the ball rolling to be followed by the Under-11s at 9:30, the Under-13s at 10:30, the Under-11s at 11:30 and the Under-17s at 1:00 PM.