Roma target FA Cup and promotion

Roma are the only First Division club to still be in the FA Cup having beaten Tigers on penalties in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

The match at the Ed Bush Sports Complex in West Bay started well for Tigers, who opened the scoring in the first minute through Alfredo Challenger. Eric Brown made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute before Roma’s Gavin Reynolds hit twice in the 80th and 86th minute to take it into extra time.

No more goals came in extra time and it was decided on penalties with Roma winning 4-2, Kemar “16” Boothe scoring the decisive kick. The semifinal draw is on Tuesday with Elite, Bodden Town and George Town also in the mix.

Roma manager Rohan Gidarisingh said: “We are optimistic about our chances of winning the FA Cup. We are the only First Division side still in the competition and that is quite an achievement.

“We are confident and feel we have the players to win it,” he added. “Steve Dunkley, our sweeper and the exciting youngster Gavin Reynolds have been our best players this season, along with Kiegel Atkinson.

“Once they maintain their discipline we can beat any team in this knockout competition.”

Roma are also vying to get back in the Premier League having been relegated last season. They look to have a good chance of doing that as runners-up to Sunset and getting into the play-offs, probably against North Side.

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