Camperdown, Gaynstead in top-of-the-table netball clash

first_imgWITH late afternoon rains affecting the playing of most of the senior games in the second round of the ISSA Urban Schoolgirl Netball Competition, action will continue today at the Leila Robinson Courts with five rescheduled games starting at 1:30 p.m.Among the games today will be the top-of-the-table Group 2 encounter between defending champions Camperdown and Gaynstead High in a clash of unbeaten teams.While both teams have virtually booked their spots in the semi-finals, today’s encounter will be very crucial as the winner will meet the second-placed team in Group 1.VERY IMPRESSIVEBoth have been very impressive so far this season, getting by their opponents with ease. Camperdown got the better of Tivoli 53-17 in their first game in the second round before stopping St Catherine High 38-16 and former champion St Hugh’s 32-18.Gaynstead, who are having their best results ever in the senior competition, easily got the better of St Hugh’s 42-24 in their first game. It was the sane in their next two encounters as they put away Tarrant 37-14 then stopped St Catherine High 50-34.The other matches on today will see Excelsior meeting Norman Manley, The Queen’s School going up against Wolmer’s, St Catherine facing Tivoli Gardens, Penwood battling Immaculate and St Hugh’s and Tarrant squaring off.One rescheduled junior match will also be played today as defending champions Gaynstead, who have already topped Group 2 with four wins in a row, will meet Camperdown.last_img read more

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp apologises to West Brom boss after Anfield fallout

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offered an apology to West Brom manager Tony Pulis for his behaviour during and after last weekend’s heated encounter.The pair interacted with each other on a number of occasions during the feisty 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield and Klopp did not exchange the customary handshake with his opposite number.Speaking immediately after the match, Klopp said he had not shaken hands because “it was not a friendly game” and also criticised West Brom’s style of play.Pulis clearly was still stewing over the incident when he spoke to the media on Friday and argued Klopp’s criticism was to deflect attention from the Reds’ failings.Klopp learned of Pulis’ comments just before his press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Watford but chose to extend an olive branch.The German insisted he had simply forgotten to shake hands in the heat of the moment as he went to his players to celebrate their late equaliser and thank the fans.Klopp said: “I can easily say sorry for everything I said during the game because I am very emotional, I think Tony Pulis is similar, and there were a few words.“We were very close together.“For me it was not a big problem but it was very intense and after the game I wanted to go to my team.“Really I forgot to shake hands. That’s all.“If we meet today, it would be no problem to say sorry and to shake hands, to have a talk about whatever.“I have big respect for his work, no doubt about this.“In that situation it was not easy to switch on the lamps and switch them off.”On his comments after the match, Klopp added: “It was not a game where five minutes were enough to come back to a normal situation.”The 48-year-old, though, denied the relationship with other managers is more heated in the Premier League than the Bundesliga.“Only the coaching zones are closer, that’s the only difference,” he said.“We are all emotional and best friends in the league.“We talk completely normal before the game, we ask about our families after the game and during the game.“We are coaches of different teams and we say things you never would usually.“That’s how it is on the pitch. But it was not that serious.”last_img read more