Claren­don stun JC in FLOW Cup

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

JA­MAICA COL­LEGE, the 2014 ISSAFLOW Su­per Cup cham­pi­ons, were booted from this year’s com­pe­ti­tion af­ter they were clipped 1-0 by Claren­don Col­lege at Sabina Park yes­ter­day.

The re­sult is a big one for Claren­don who came into the con­test as one of the un­seeded daCosta Cup teams.

Claren­don played fear­less and free-flow­ing foot­ball which stunned the reign­ing Man­ning Cup hold­ers.

Creg­gton Charl­ton scored the win­ner in the 50th minute af­ter a light­ning fast Claren­don Col­lege counter-at­tack, in a match which was played on a wet field.

Ac­cord­ing to the for­ward and cap­tain, the goal was spe­cial.

“It’s a good feel­ing to score the win­ning goal. To give my team the win is tremen­dous. They beat us in the 2014 Olivier Shield and, now, I have taken my re­venge,” Charl­ton said.

While the first half was an al­most even con­test, JC went on the of­fen­sive early, creat­ing chances but just could not fin­ish. They did get the ball into the net but De­male Sin­clair was ruled off­side.

With six min­utes in­jury time added, Dono­van Dawkins went close to find­ing the equaliser for JC. but his low, hard shot was saved by Claren­don’s goal­keeper Ben­jamin Wil­liams.

Win­ning coach Paul ‘Te­gat’ Davis said Claren­don Col­lege’s Dono­van No­ble (right) mov­ing in to tackle Ja­maica Col­lege’s Duhaney Wil­liams dur­ing a FLOW Su­per Cup match at Sabina Park yes­ter­day. Claren­don won 1-0 to ad­vance to the quar­ter-fi­nals of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Claren­don were al­ways con­fi­dent they could get past JC.

“We did not fear JC. This is Claren­don Col­lege and peo­ple should stop this fool­ish­ness about un­der­dogs, any team can win. Foot­ball is foot­ball. We came here to win, not to lose in the first round,” he stressed.

“You are al­ways up­set when you lose,

but it wasn’t a bad game. Claren­don, in the sec­ond half, were quicker to the first and sec­ond ball, and they were able to score a goal, so hats off to them,” JC’s coach Miguel Co­ley said.

YES­TER­DAY’S RE­SULTS

Claren­don Col­lege 1 Ja­maica Col­lege 0 STETHS 4 Holy Trin­ity 3

RI­CARDO MAKYN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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