Claren­don 7 XLCR 1

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

IN WHAT could well go down as the best ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup per­for­mance so far this sea­son, Claren­don Col­lege, at their vin­tage best, de­mol­ished Ex­cel­sior High 7-1 at Sabina Park yes­ter­day.

Bril­liant Claren­don cap­tain and for­ward Creg­gton Charl­ton dom­i­nated the ac­tion as he scored a hat-trick and had a hand in three of the other four goals as his team eased into the semi­fi­nal of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Charl­ton’s goals came in the 25th, 51st and 86th min­utes.

He then sent a warn­ing to his ri­vals in semi-fi­nals.

“This is not one of my best per­for­mances. I can do bet­ter be­cause I am Creg­gton Charl­ton. I can per­form a lot bet­ter be­cause I want my team to win all four tro­phies and I am go­ing to do my best and I will be lead­ing again,” said the con­fi­dent player.

NO FEAR

“I don’t fear any­body,” said Charl­ton of a po­ten­tial semi-fi­nal clash next week against his daCosta Cup ri­vals.

“I am go­ing to take all four tro­phies and I am hop­ing to be the stand­out – lead­ing goalscorer and MVP,” he stressed.

The Claren­don team’s other scor­ers were Do­minic Le­mont (54th), Dono­van Noble (61st) , Shande James (65th), and Nicque Da­ley (71st).

Ex­cel­sior’s con­so­la­tion goal came in in­jury time (91st) as Claren­don’s con­cen­tra­tion Claren­don’s Col­lege Creg­gton Charl­ton (in yel­low) ri­fling his shot past Ex­cel­sior High’s goal­keeper Ro­mario Palma dur­ing their ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup match at Sabina Park yes­ter­day. Charl­ton scored a hat-trick as Claren­don won 7-1.

dropped. There were five cau­tions in the elec­tri­fy­ing con­test, dom­i­nated by the Claren­don school.

Coach Paul ‘Te­gat’ Davis of Claren­don said the 7-1 win was not a big sur­prise.

“To be hon­est, we could see it in train­ing ..., so I ex­pected this per­for­mance from my guys,” he out­lined.

Ex­cel­sior’s Shavar Thomas called the re­sult a big dis­ap­point­ment.

“Hats off to Claren­don. They had a

spe­cial player in Charl­ton, who made the game for them. It’s just dis­ap­point­ing that we didn’t re­spond, but I guar­an­tee you ... you will never see an Ex­cel­sior per­for­mance like that again,” Thomas said.

JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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