Football KO on today
A?NUMBER?of?lower division teams will be fancying their chances of giant-killing acts in today’s first round of the 2013 KFC Champions Cup knockout competition.
However, the Premier League sides will also be out to send a message that there is a gulf between the divisions by showing no mercy to their junior opponents.
The defending champs, Barbados Defence Force, after playing unbeaten on the Wildey AstroTurf this season, will journey to Blenheim “B” to play Benfica on their grass outfield in a 3:30 p.m. fixture.
Nine-time knockout kings Weymouth Wales should easily prevail over Wavell in their all-St Michael battle at Weymouth “B” home ground starting at 6 p.m.
Playing home team Beverley Hills at Westbury is always a tough task and Gall Hill could be in for a challenge in their 3:30 p.m. clash but Cosmos will be favoured to defeat neighbouring St James side at their Speightstown home ground in a 6 p.m. encounter.
Dayrells Road will also have to tread carefully when they host Oxley at Bayville at 6:30 p.m. The same goes for six-time champions Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame, who travel to St?Peter to play Sunrise at Boscobel at 6 p.m.
In the double-header at Dover, DirecTV?Paradise should have it easy against Welchman Hall at 8:30 p.m. but winless Premiership side Youth Milan, who have been early knockout casualties in recent year, could be under pressure against Lodge Road in their 6:30 p.m. fixture.
There are also double-headers at the Barbados Lumber Company and Silver Sands with a triple-header at Haynesville.
Tomorrow there will also be a triple treat for fans at the Wildey AstroTurf with the highly touted Rendezvous playing Families First St John Sonnets in the main match.