Denbigh, Gaynstead seek doubles at ISSA netball finals

first_imgDENBIGH and Gaynstead High Schools will be seeking the double when the finals of the ISSA rural and urban schoolgirls netball competition are played today at G.C. Foster College. Both teams had good wins in junior and senior semi-finals on Tuesday at the same venue. In rural junior action Denbigh had an easy 24-9 over St Thomas Technical and will meet Holmwood in the final after they stopped Manchester High 25-19. This game is set for 1:30 p.m. Denbigh’s seniors, who easily defeated Knox College 41-23, will take the court one hour later against Manchester High. Manchester advanced to today’s final after a close 39-37 win over defending champions Holmwood. Defending urban junior champions Gaynstead will face many-time champions The Queen’s School in the urban junior final at 3:30 p.m. Gaynstead easily brushed aside Norman Manley High 33-15 in Tuesday’s semi-finals while Queen’s got by Camperdown 26-17. In the senior finals at 4:30 p.m., the high-riding Excelsior will take on Gaynstead. Excelsior clipped defeated defending champions Camperdown 28-23 and Gaynstead turned back Queen’s 26-17 to move forward. Following their first double in 2003 under then coach Annette Daley, the Clarendon-based Denbigh will start favourites for two titles today following their impressive wins on Tuesday. The Dalton Hinds-coached Gaynstead will be seeking their first double success. They are undoubtedly the most improved school in local netball. Excelsior’s seniors, under new head coach Christopher Smart, have been in great form all season, losing just once to Queen’s a week go in their final game of the second round. However, they bounced back in fine style on Tuesday to eliminate defending champions Camperdown easily, and they will definitely start favourites to deny Gaynstead the double here. Action today will start at 9:30 a.m. with the third- place matches.last_img read more

‘We haven’t got many wingers’ – Klopp hints at Liverpool future for Markovic

first_imgJurgen Klopp has hinted that out-of-favour winger Lazar Markovic could still have a future at Liverpool.Markovic is currently on a season-long loan at Fenerbahce after former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers deemed him surplus to requirements at Anfield, although there was no buyout option included in the deal.And Klopp insists he is open to giving the Serbian a chance to prove himself next season.“We have to decide early and at the right moment on transfers,” said Klopp.“But it is about a squad where you can play different systems and react to different situations.“We have enough strikers – five with Roberto [Firmino] – but not too many wingers, just a few young ones with great potential.” 1 Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic last_img read more