Ticket prices released for FA Cup final on Sunday

first_imgThe FA Cup Committee, today, announced the ticket prices for the MTN FA Cup final at the Accra Sports Stadium on 14th July have been released.The all-premiership final will see league champions Asante Kotoko play Medeama on Sunday.Ticket pricesPopular Stand – GHS 2.00Osu Stand – GHS 3.00VIP Lower/Upper – GHS 5.00 (GHc1 MTN Credit included) VVIP – GHS 10.00 (GHc2 MTN Credit included)MTN FA CUP FinalClubs: Asante Kotoko v Medeama SCDate: Sunday, July 14, 2013Venue: Accra Sports Stadiumlast_img

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Solskjaer makes instant impact, Pogba shines

first_img– Rashford gives United perfect start –It was Pogba who was felled on the edge of the Cardiff area early on and he stepped over the ball for Rashford to take aim with a dipping effort that deceived home goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and nestled in his bottom left-hand corner.Solskjaer won only three of his 18 Premier League games in charge of Cardiff during an ill-fated spell that ended with relegation in 2014.But a winning return to Wales rarely looked in doubt thereafter as the visiting fans enthusiastically chanted the Norwegian’s name throughout.The travelling hordes were enjoying their side moving the ball around with a speed and accuracy more reminiscent of Solskjaer’s days as a player at Old Trafford when United dominated English football.Pogba was at the heart of it and his intelligent pass picked out Herrera, whose shot flicked off Greg Cunningham to loop over the helpless Etheridge.If Solskjaer’s side were fortunate then, it was Cardiff who got a break nine minutes later when the assistant referee adjudged Rashford to have handled rather than control the ball with his shoulder inside the area.Camarasa’s perfectly-taken penalty could have sparked a collapse for a team short on confidence in recent times.Instead, United responded resoundingly with a fantastic team goal as a quick interchange of passes between Pogba and Lingard freed Martial to score his ninth goal of the season.Lingard took responsibility from the spot just before the hour mark after another soft penalty was awarded for a foul by Sol Bamba on the England international.And the England international was the beneficiary of another defence-splitting pass from Pogba a minute from time as he rounded Etheridge and slotted into an empty net.Share on: WhatsApp Cardiff, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made an instant impact as Manchester United caretaker manager with Paul Pogba to the fore in a transformed performance from the final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign in a 5-1 thumping of Cardiff on Saturday.Solskjaer has been put in charge until the end of the season after Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday and could not have asked for a better start in the Welsh capital thanks to Marcus Rashford’s third-minute free-kick.The visitors also had a slice of fortune when Ander Herrera’s strike deflected in to double their advantage.But United shrugged off Victor Camarasa’s penalty, awarded for a dubious handball call on Rashford, with the sort of free-flowing play that appeared so scarcely under Mourinho as Anthony Martial started and finished a fine move also including Pogba and Jesse Lingard.And Lingard struck twice more in the second half to secure United’s biggest win of the season so far. As well as getting Solskjaer off to a flying start, victory also sees United crucially close the gap on the Premier League top four to eight points thanks to Chelsea’s 1-0 home defeat by Leicester earlier in the day.Pogba was forced to watch the full 90 minutes from the bench last weekend as Liverpool inflicted the final blow to Mourinho’s time in charge with a 3-1 win that left United 19 points off the top after just 17 games.The French World Cup-winner was restored from the start for the first time in four league games and looked far more like the player United splashed a then world-record £89 million ($113 million) on in 2016 than the one that clashed with his former boss off the field and disappointed on it for much of the past two seasons.last_img read more

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England sending experienced squad to face the French

first_img8 May 2014 England sending experienced squad to face the French England Golf is sending an experienced team, all of whom have already been capped, for the biennial international against France at Fontainebleau over the weekend of 17th and 18th May. England Golf is sending an experienced team, all of whom have already been capped, for the biennial international against France at Fontainebleau over the weekend of 17th and 18th May. The nine-man squad is: Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex), Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire & Herefordshire), Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon), Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent), Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire), and Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex). All of the squad have titles under their belts at home and abroad and will be eager to reverse the result the last time this match was held on French soil when England lost 13-11 at Chantilly in 2010. Casey, 20, a former boy cap, made his full England debut against Spain at El Prat last year and was also a member of England’s victorious team in the Home Internationals last August at Ganton. In 2013, he won the Selborne Salver and lost a playoff for the Poncat Dutch Junior Open and finished third in the Portuguese Amateur. Chesters, 24, is the reigning European Amateur champion following his victory at El Prat last August. He made his full England debut against the French at Rochester & Cobham in 2012 and was a member of the European team that beat Asia/Pacific in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India earlier this year. Recently he finished runner-up in the Selborne Salver. Evans, 27, was also a member of England’s winning team at Ganton last year on his debut. Over the winter he won two titles in Australia, the Lake Macquarie International and the Avondale Medal and was the leading qualifier in the Australian Amateur. Last year he won the Berkshire Trophy and the Biarritz Cup in France while he was part of the victorious team in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India.  Howard, 23, was another to earn his first full cap in last year’s Home Internationals and earlier this year won the South American Amateur in Colombia. A member of last year’s victorious Lancashire team in the English County Championship, winning five of his six games, he recently finished runner-up in the Hampshire Salver, tied fourth in the Hampshire Hog and equal seventh in the Lytham Trophy. Marsh, 19, a former boy cap, made his full debut in last year’s Home Internationals having won back-to-back events as an amateur on the Gecko Pro Tour in Spain in 2012. Marsh reached the quarter finals of the Amateur Championship last year and finished runner-up in the North of England Youths Championship and the Welsh Open Youths. Earlier this year he was runner-up in the Portuguese Amateur Championship after a playoff. Mullen, 20, was another to make his full England debut in the Home Internationals at Ganton last year and went on to win five of his six games for Devon in the County Finals at Minchinhampton. He finished third to Howard in the South American Amateur and recently won the Duncan Putter in Wales and finished second in the West of England Stroke Play over his home course at Royal North Devon. Saunders, 23, also made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals having finished runner-up in the Chiberta Grand Prix in France. Winner of the Lagonda Trophy in 2012, he finished tied sixth in the Biarritz Cup and seventh in the Brabazon Trophy and the South of England Amateur last year. Smith, 21, represented England for the first time in the 2012 Home Internationals at Glasgow Gailes. That year he reached the semi-finals of the English Amateur and was a member of Wiltshire’s winning team in the County Championship. Last year he was a quarter finalist in the Spanish Amateur, won the Brabazon Trophy at Formby and was a member of the GB&I Walker Cup team. This year he has won the Selborne and Hampshire Salvers. Tree, 19, a former under 16 and boy international, made his full England debut against France in 2012. He won the England under 14 Championship in 2008 and the under 16 title two years later followed by the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters in 2011. Tree represented GB&I against the Continent of Europe in the 2012 Jacques Leglise Trophy and last year helped England win the European Nations Championship and the European Men’s Team Championship. He also has several victories to his name in South Africa and recently finished seventh in the Lytham Trophy. The England v France contests date back to 1934. There have been 32 matches of which England has won 27 and France five. However, four of the French victories have come in the last nine encounters. The match consists of four foursomes and eight singles on each day. Image caption: Nick Marsh (left) and Harry Casey (right). Image copyright Leaderboard Photography.last_img read more

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Three new caps join senior women’s team

first_img22 Jul 2014 Three new caps join senior women’s team Three new caps will make their debut for England at the European senior ladies’ team championship at Golfclub Gut Altentann in Austria from 2-6 September. They are Julie Brown, (image © Leaderboard Photography),  the English senior women’s amateur champion from Staffordshire, Lulu Housman from Middlesex and Debbie Richards from Surrey. The team will be completed by Amanda Mayne of Somerset, Chris Quinn of Hampshire and Cath Rawthore, the English senior women’s stroke play champion, from Cheshire. The reserve is Jo Ashmore of Barnham Broom in Norfolk. The team will be captained by Pat Wrightson of  Huddersfield, Yorkshire. The players: Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the English senior women’s title at her first attempt. She was an England international and then a winner on the Ladies European Tour during a seven-year professional playing career. She returned to amateur ranks in 2006 and has since captained several England girls’ teams, won the Staffordshire championship twice – making four titles in total – and been Midlands North ladies’ champion. Lulu Housman (Highgate, Middlesex) reached the quarter finals of the senior amateur championship and tied sixth in the senior stroke play. She has previously been a reserve for the senior international team. Amanda Mayne (Saltford, Somerset) was the runner-up in the English senior stroke play and made her senior international debut in 2012. Chris Quinn (Hockley, Hampshire) has won six English senior titles and one British senior championship. This year she was runner-up in the senior amateur championship. Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) has just won the English senior stroke play title, playing in her second season of senior golf. She made her senior international debut last year. Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey) tied sixth in the senior stroke play and was a semi-finalist in the senior amateur. She has twice won the second flight at the senior amateur. The team has been selected using the England Golf senior order of merit. The top six players after the two English senior women’s championships have qualified for the European team. The England team for the Senior Home Internationals, which take place in October, will be the top seven players on the order of merit after the British senior championshiplast_img read more

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Playoff picture complete in the City League

first_imgby Malik Vincent For New Pittsburgh Courier The “Dragon Wars” will continue into this year’s City League playoffs.The preseason favorite, the Allderdice Dragons, clinched a postseason appearance—for the second straight year—with a 55-0 win over winless Langley at Cupples Stadium on Oct. 28.With their a 41-0 win on Sept. 30, Allderdice is assured of the final spot  even if Westinghouse wins and they lose in the final week of the season.They leapfrogged Westinghouse to take over the League’s fourth place standing leaving Westinghouse out of the postseason picture, yet again.“We need to stop giving games away,” Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett said. “We’ve given 52 points, and have only given up three touchdowns on defense. On the other side of the coin, the offense has given up five touchdowns on offense.”Allderdice’s three wins have come against League opponents, but none against those they will face in the postseason. Haslett is confident that with a slew of his players returning from injuries, his team will have a legitimate shot to go deep in the playoffs.“We’re healthy now and that is going to be a big deal for us moving forward,” he said. “It’s the right time for us to turn the corner—right now. There are no more excuses for us to not rise to the top.”“Defense wins games:” USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) 36, Jefferson Area (Ohio) 0.USO has given up an astounding 22 points to City opponents this season. Out of the eight games they’ve played in 2011, all 22 points happened in their City Lea­gue ­opening loss at Brashear, 22-13, back on Sept. 8. That loss is the only thing that separates them from first place in the city.This has all come in the very first year of existence as a program.“It’s just amazing to watch them come together,” said Andre McGhee, the team’s athletic director who’s spending a lot of time with the team. “They motivate each other to be the best that they can be. They’re learning of manhood and the value of education. They’re in the midst of transformation, being champions, on and off the field.”The Panthers have one more conditioning test before going into the league’s postseason when they face defending champs, Perry, on the evening of Nov. 4.“I think they’ll be ready for Perry,” McGhee added.McGhee is confident that his team will do whatever is possible for a strong championship chase.“I think that they’re taking the time out to focus,” he said. “It’s not just about the winning on the field; it’s basically being together with the feeling of sportsmanship and brotherhood. That’s what will make this team a winner.”OTHER GAMES*Brashear defeated nonconference Linsly School (WV), 33-8, on Oct. 29.*Perry defeated Westinghouse, 39-0, at Cupples Stadium on Oct. 27.*Oliver beat Carrick, 18-14, on Oct. 28 in conference action.(Send comments to mvincent­@­new­pitts­burghcourier.com.)last_img read more

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