David Duncan wants Kotoko to be sexy again.The recently-appointed head coach has hinted that the team will be approaching their second leg CAF Champions League game against MC El Eulma with attacking intent.Advancing to the next round is the overriding objective, but pleasing the fans is important to him, as well. “We obviously need to win the game and the obvious approach is very important,” he notes.”Eulma will obviously be approaching the game with a particular strategy which will in a way affect us but we are approaching the game with an attacking mind.”The Algerians are in Ghana ahead of the game, following a 0-0 game played in North Africa two weeks ago. The Porcupine Warriors have made several plans to make the atmosphere intimidating, including offering free bus services to fans in and around the Kumasi catchment area.”I am personally not interested in what the scoreline will be but I can assure fans that will will make them proud come Sunday.”–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith
Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire lead the way after they each won their matches on the first day of Women’s County Finals at Wilmslow, Cheshire.Yorkshire, who have been absent from County Finals for the past two years, made a successful return by defeating Kent 7-2. Gloucestershire beat Warwickshire 6-3, while Lincolnshire beat Hertfordshire 5-4.Today’s matches were played in the most difficult conditions of heavy rain showers, strong gusting winds and even hail at times. But the players battled around the course and produced some quite remarkable golf.Yorkshire county captain Carole Waights remarked: “Everyone played very well in the most awful conditions and they all deserve a good pat on the back.”Yorkshire took control of their match after they won 2½ points from the morning foursomes . Kent’s young team – seven are aged between 14 and 18 – held on tight over the front nine of the singles, but the more experienced Yorkshire side pulled away over the inward half.Carole added: “They have all been good matches and my team have been fantastic, I’m chuffed to bits to have such a nice start to the week.”Gloucestershire were also on convincing form. They held the upper hand all day, winning two of the morning foursomes and, led by South West champion Bethan Popel secured four of the singles points.“It was a really good result,” said county captain Jan Pickersgill. “There was some surprisingly good golf played in awful conditions and Bethan, in particular, was superb, she really showed her class out there.“I was very pleased that even in the games we lost we kept pushing right to the end and kept fighting.”Lincolnshire won a tight match against Hertfordshire. The two teams shared the morning foursomes and Lincolnshire finally came out on top when Emily Slater (Image top © Leaderboard Photography) produced a classy up-and-down on the last to win her singles game 1 up.The other games were equally hard-fought, for example, Jess Wilcox managed to win on the 17th, despite her opponent chipping in twice. Meanwhile Helen Hewlett looked odds on for a win after getting to two up with two to play – only to lose both the 17th and 18th to birdies.“It was a great day, a realty good match played in a great spirit,” said county captain Cindy Ireland. “Conditions weren’t easy and so they have all done very well.”ResultsKent 2 Yorkshire 7FoursomesEmily Royer & Ainee O’Connor lost to Becca Wood & Emma Brown 3/1Marnie Barber & Jerri Sewell lost to Charlotte Austwick & Holly Morgan 6/4Tita McCart & Cloe Frankish halved with Ellie Goodall & Megan LockettSinglesMollie Lawrence lost to Brown 3/2Sewell beat Rochelle Morris 2 upRoyer halved with AustwickO’Connor lost to Morgan 3/2Fiona McCann lost to Kirsty Beckwith 3/1McCart lost to Lockett 4/3Gloucestershire 6 Warwickshire 3FoursomesShelby Smart & Bethan Popel beat Abbey Gittings & Melissa Nicol 3/2Sue Elliott & Alexandra Saunders lost to Claire Howells & Charlotte Dalton 5/4Lucy Padley & Alison Kelly beat Katrina Gani & Rachel Rusted 2/1SinglesPopel beat Gittings 4/3Padley lost to Nicol 2/1Jemima Gregson beat Dalton 3/2Saunders lost to Howells 1 downKelly beat Rusted 3/2Smart beat Gani 5/3Lincolnshire 5 Hertfordshire 4FoursomesHelen Hewlett & Emilee Taylor lost to Alison Franklin & Lucy Goddard 2 downIndia Clyburn & Emily Slater beat Steph McEvoy & Ella Ofstedahl 4/2Jessica Wilcox & Emma Tipping halved with Charlie Field & Nicola CallanderSinglesTaylor beat Goddard 1upHewlett halved with FranklinWilcox beat Ofstedahl 2/1Sophie Beardsall lost to Field 2/1Slater beat McEvoy 1 upClyburn lost to Callander 5/4 16 Sep 2013 Players battle the elements at Women’s County Finals
The members of the team include, back row, L-R, Naomi Perkins, Christina Champlin, Erica Tolles, Courtney Shrieves and coach Rachel Stewart.Front, Shaen Panko Dool, Morgan Sabo, Soleil Babcock and Charly Defouw. Missing, Sophie Borhi and coach Yoshie Measures. Nelson Figure skaters did more than just turn in solid performances at the Rossland Mini Competition, the Heritage City contingent won the event for the second time in 30 years.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute members of the winning Nelson Figure Skating squad with Team of the Week honours.