Bridgeport High advanced to the semi-finals of the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup knockout competition with an easy commanding 2-0 win over Denham Town High at the Constant Spring Complex yesterday. Shane Moodie sealed the victory in the 90th minute with a brilliant goal after Javaughn Dunn had headed the Portmore-based school in the lead in the 40th minute. Moodie’s goal was one of the best seen in urban area schoolboy football this season. He made a good run down the left before controlling a peach of a cross from Ronaldo Banks on his chest. He then struck a ferocious volley which rocketed into the roof of the Denham Town net to end the game in style. It was the midfielder’s second goal of the season. “So far, I have scored two goals; this one is very special because I helped to send the team to the semi-finals in the Walker Cup, so this is a blessing to score on this day,” he said. Winning coach Garnett Lawrence was elated with the victory. “It wasn’t one of our best games of the season, but when you come to a knockout, it’s a knockout, so we give God thanks for the victory, and we will just press on for the next game,” he said. Meanwhile, Denham Town’s coach Andrew Edwards said his team “deviated from our game and paid the price”.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Some call it the most wonderful time of the year, but for more people than you’d think, the winter months and holiday season can bring about feelings of depression and anxiety.“The demands that many place on themselves to attend to and meet the expectations of others may contribute to anxiety and stress,” says Northern Health Clinical Educator Damen DeLeenheer.“On top of all of this, the shorter days and longer nights can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder, making the holiday season even more difficult to enjoy.”- Advertisement -He says family traditions, festivities and financial problems can be big contributors to those adverse feelings.“If maintaining a tradition isn’t making anyone happy, consider letting it go and creating a new one,” he adds. “This is your holiday, and not the Griswold’s.”In regards to finances, he says the expenses of the holidays can bring on stress, especially when the billed are tallied in the New Year.Advertisement “Setting a budget and tracking how closely you are keeping it can help reduce stress associated with finances.”If you think you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or someone you know may have it, DeLeenheer suggests you ask yourself the following questions: ‘Over the past two weeks, have you experienced little interest in doing things? Have you been feeling down, depressed or hopeless?’ If the answer is yes for more than half of the days, he urges considering some support.Northern Health also suggests a healthy diet, staying active, and spending more time outdoors in the sunlight to help combat seasonal affective disorder during the dark, cold winter months.
1 Napoli have beaten Juventus and Leicester City to the signing of Gianluca Lapadula, according to reports in Italy.The Pescara striker was top scorer in Serie B last season and he finished the campaign with a hefty 27 goals.That sparked interest from Juventus and Leicester, with both teams eager to bolster their attacking options.However, according to Tuttosport, it is Napoli who have pipped the pair to the signing of Lapadula and they will announce his arrival on Tuesday.The Serie A side will shell out around £9million to land the 26-year-old and he will sign a long-term contract.Earlier this week it had look as though a move to Napoli had stalled, but the club’s decision to increase Lapadula’s salary has got the deal over the line. Gianluca Lapadula impressed with 27 goals for Serie B side Pescara last season