Corn­wall’s Fletcher hits FLOW Cup hat-trick

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

WEST­ERN BU­REAU: CORN­WALL COL­LEGE’S ace striker Jour­daine Fletcher said at the start of the 2016 ISSAFLOW school­boy foot­ball sea­son that he would be happy scor­ing 30 goals for his team, but af­ter slam­ming a bril­liant hat-trick in their 3-0 vic­tory over Den­ham Town in Fri­day’s FLOW Su­per Cup open­ing round, he says he feels like he could, in fact, hit the 40-goal mark in­stead.

“I am feel­ing good to be in this type of form. I am hop­ing it car­ries through as, with my scor­ing, I can help the team win games. Re­ally, I am look­ing at maybe 40 goals this year,” he said.

Fletcher and Corn­wall Col­lege could not be de­nied the win against Den­ham Town, as they re­main un­de­feated now in 15 games, in­clud­ing Fri­day’s FLOW Cup bow, where he struck in the 16th, 37th and 60th min­utes, re­spec­tively, to take his sea­son tally to 23 goals in the daCosta and FLOW Cups, re­spec­tively.

Fletcher and strike part­ner Peter-Lee Vas­sell have struck up an omi­nous part­ner­ship up­front over three sea­sons, and are on the boil again this year, with the two pro­vid­ing for each other to lead Corn­wall to their im­pres­sive record so far. Corn­wall’s Jour­daine Fletcher.

Against Den­ham Town, Vas­sell him­self came close to scor­ing when his ef­fort hit the up­right in the 54th minute af­ter he was played through by Fletcher.

GOOD PART­NER­SHIP

The part­ner­ship al­most struck goal four min­utes later when Vas­sell turned provider fed Fletcher but he sent it over un­der pres­sure from three de­fend­ers.

The win takes Corn­wall into the quar­ter-fi­nals of the lu­cra­tive knock­out for the $1 mil­lion first prize among other awards.

As head coach Dean Weatherly puts it, his Corn­wall Col­lege side is start­ing to be­lieve.

“It’s one step at a time for us, but you can see the team slowly start­ing to be­lieve. We are look­ing bet­ter in each game and that is a good sign for any coach,” Weatherly said.

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