Im­pres­sive Corn­wall blank Cedric Ti­tus

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Paul Clarke Gleaner Writer

McGre­gor, said the tour­na­ment will be a com­pet­i­tive one, with over 85 lo­cal-based play­ers con­firmed so far, in­clud­ing topranked play­ers Damion John­son and Dwayne Pagon.

“Ev­ery­one is look­ing for­ward to play­ing on the clay courts,” McGre­gor said.

The cat­e­gories will in­clude Men’s Sin­gles, Ladies Sin­gles, Men’s 35 Pro and Men’s 35 Am­a­teur. The win­ner of the men’s sin­gles will pocket $175,000, while the ladies sin­gles win­ner will take home $75,000, and the win­ner of the men’s pro will re­ceive $85,000.

Spon­sors in­clude ti­tle spon­sors BCIC and Cou­ples Swept Away Ne­gril, Toy­ota Ja­maica, Aus­tro Jam, Lee’s Fifth Av­enue, Caribbean Re­sources, Rain­for­est Seafood and CPJ. This event is sanc­tioned by Ten­nis Ja­maica. WEST­ERN BU­REAU: DE­FEND­ING CHAM­PI­ONS St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal num­bered among the list of vic­tors in yes­ter­day’s matches in the sec­ond round of the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup, edg­ing a spir­ited Holm­wood Tech­ni­cal 1-0 at Manchester High School, while Corn­wall Col­lege im­pressed with vic­tory over Cedric Ti­tus.

The three points gave them joint lead of Zone Three, on points, as Len­non High stamped their class all over Mile Gully in a 4-0 win.

There were fine vic­to­ries for Rusea’s, Corn­wall Col­lege, Dinthill, Claren­don Col­lege and Peters­field, as the seeded teams be­gun their quest for a place in the last 16, from which the win­ners of each zone will con­test the FLOW Super Cup against Man­ning Cup op­po­si­tion.

In the first game of the Jar­rett Park dou­ble-header, St James High were lucky to es­cape with a 0-0 draw against Spot Val­ley in their Zone Two open­ing match. The draw gave them a share of the points with for­mer win­ners Rusea’s, cour­tesy of their 1-0 win over God­frey Ste­wart at Frome.

Rusea’s lead the zone stand­ings with three points. Spot Val­ley and St James are next with a point each. God­frey Ste­wart, the 2005 cham­pi­ons, are lan­guish­ing at the foot of the stand­ings.

How­ever, it was all about Corn­wall Col­lege in the day’s sec­ond fix­ture at Jar­rett Park. Striker Peter-Lee Vas­sell fired a brace to carry the Dr Dean Weather­ley-coached team to a re­sound­ing 3-0 win over Cedric Ti­tus.

The Cedric Ti­tus team never looked like tak­ing the game to Holm­wood 0 STETHS 1 Len­non 4 Mile Gully 0 Claren­don 4 Manchester 1 St James 0 Spot Val­ley 0 Dinthill 2 Port An­to­nio 1 God­frey Ste­wart 0 Rusea’s 1 Glen­muir vs Bog Walk at Juice Beef Com­plex Gar­vey Maceo vs Lit­tle Lon­don at Juice Beef Com­plex Brim­mer­vale vs Steer Town at High­gate Com­mu­nity Cen­tre La­covia vs STETHS at STETHS Fair Prospect vs Alston at Lynch Park St Mary Tech vs Ocho Rios

Corn­wall and suf­fered, as the ploy to soak up pres­sure back­fired and Vas­sell in par­tic­u­lar was se­vere in his ex­e­cu­tion.

Play­ing in his first game of the sea­son, Vas­sell net­ted the opener in the sev­enth minute and got his sec­ond goal of the match in the 77th minute. His strike part­ner, Jour­daine Fletcher, found the tar­get in the 47th minute.

HAPPY WITH OUT­COME

Weather­ley said he was happy with the out­come of the game, adding that his play­ers were now set­tled into the be­lief that they can be special this sea­son.

“It was a very hard fought match. This is the dif­fer­ence from the pre­lim­i­nary round; it’s where teams start to shine and to­day I think we did that,” Weather­ley said.

“We have some bril­liant play­ers, but Peter-Lee is a special tal­ent and his two goals to­day opened his ap­petite I think, so now we look for­ward to our next game Satur­day against Peters­field.”

Else­where, Dinthill ral­lied from a goal and a man down to edge Port An­to­nio 1-0 in Zone Six.

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