Bridge­port in Walker Cup semis

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

BRIDGE­PORT HIGH ad­vanced to the semi-fi­nals of the ISSAFLOW 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 Port­more­based 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 Bridge­port High play­ers cel­e­brat­ing one of their two goals in the Walker Cup KO quar­ter­fi­nal match at the Con­stant Spring Com­plex yes­ter­day.

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”.

RICARDO MAKYN/STAFF PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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