Lit­tle Lon­don seal his­toric FLOW Su­per Cup berth

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Paul Clarke Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BU­REAU: THE 2016 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup sur­prise pack­age Lit­tle Lon­don High yes­ter­day cre­ated a lit­tle big deal of their own by ad­vanc­ing to the round of 16 as group win­ners and also qual­i­fy­ing for the FLOW Su­per Cup in the process, the first time they are reach­ing this far in his­tory.

Mean­while, de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons ST El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal High School (STETHS), who de­feated Mile Gully 3-0; Corn­wall Col­lege; Rusea’s; Claren­don Col­lege; Ocho Rios; Vere Tech­ni­cal and Dinthill joined the West­more­land-based team to rep­re­sent the ru­ral area in the cash-rich FLOW Su­per Cup.

The Jef­fery Reece-coached Lit­tle Lon­don edged Kemps Hill 3-2 in a thrilling en­counter for their sec­ond win of the in­ter­zone round. They com­piled seven points from the three matches, af­ter drop­ping points in a draw with Paul Bogle High.

Lit­tle Lon­don’s rise is no sur­prise, as Reece has been work­ing hard to cre­ate a win­ning men­tal­ity among his squad, and ap­par­ently they have bought into his teach­ing.

Paul Bogle High, which also ended the round on seven points, will join them in the round of 16 af­ter edg­ing Gar­vey Maceo 1-0.

At Jar­rett Park, a good-look­ing Corn­wall Col­lege brushed aside Green Is­land 4-0 to re­main un­beaten this sea­son and top Zone One.

“We are just be­gin­ning to look like the team we want to be. We have achieved noth­ing yet so far, but we are mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion,” said Corn­wall Col­lege head coach Dr Dean Weatherly.

“We are just about 60 per cent in terms of our readi­ness to chal­lenge for the ti­tle.

“To­day, we showed we can win in dif­fer­ent ways, and that speaks to our qual­ity. We started slowly, but come sec­ond half, we turned it on in a tough game given to us by Green Is­land,” he said.

Peter-Lee Vas­sell was again on the score­sheet for Corn­wall, net­ting his fifth goal in three matches, at the 13th minute. His strike part­ner, Jour­daine Fletcher, hit a brace, with goals in the 78th and 92nd min­utes. Sub­sti­tute Garnet Hud­son also hit the tar­get, in the 81st.

Rusea’s High matched their ri­vals in goals scored, beat­ing Spot Val­ley 4-0 in the sec­ond match of the Jar­rett Park dou­ble-header, to top Zone Two.

The daCosta Cup round of 16 will be con­tested by teams fin­ish­ing first and sec­ond in the eight sec­ond-round zones, with the win­ners ad­vanc­ing as au­to­matic qual­i­fiers to the FLOW Su­per Cup, which will get un­der way on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 22.

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