DEFENDING junior champions Denbigh high and senior champions, Holmwood Technical will take another step to defend their title when quarter-final action of the Rural ISSA Schoolgirl Netball Competition gets under way today at Manchester High starting at 10:00 a.m.After weeks of intense competition the top eight junior and senior teams have sorted out themselves and it should be interesting in both sections in Manchester today as close battles are expected with Montego Bay High, Manchester High, Dinthill Technical, Holmwood Technical, Glenmuir, St Thomas Technical and Bishop Gibson High have all joined Denbigh among the juniors.LEADING THE WAYDefending champions, Holmwood Technical, who are also all-island champions will lead the way among the senior teams. Also advancing with them are Denbigh, Manchester High, Herbert Morrison Technical, Thompson Town, Knox College and Anchovy High.The opening matches today among the juniors at 10am will see Holmwood going up against Glenmuir and Manchester High playing Dinthill. All four teams topped their groups in second round action, winning all five matches to finish on 15 points.Denbigh will go up against Montego Bay high at 11:30am, with St Thomas Technical and Bishop Gibson squaring off at the same time.Senior action will get under way at 10:45 am, with home team Manchester High facing Thompson Town and defending champions Holmwood going up against Glenmuir. The remaining games will begin at 12:15pm and will see Denbigh high meeting Herbert Morrison and Knox College playing Anchovy.
1 Andre Schurrle in action for Germany Wolfsburg are still struggling to agree a deal for Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle.The Germany international is expected to leave Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day, with the Blues in turn bringing in Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.However, Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has revealed that the two clubs are still haggling over a fee for Schurrle’s services.“There is no agreement at the moment,” Allofs told Bild. “Time is running out for us and the options are diminishing every hour. It is the money [which is holding up the deal].“[But] we will go on [and continue to negotiate].”