STETHS blank Bridge­port

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Paul Clarke Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: OMAR WED­DER­BURN said he told his St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal play­ers to have fun and en­joy last evening’s FLOW Su­per Cup quar­ter-fi­nal match against Bridge­port High, and they did just that.

They com­pleted a de­served 2-0 vic­tory to seal their spot in the semi-fi­nals of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Alex Thomp­son first fired STETHS into the lead af­ter 18 min­utes, and then Demar James com­pleted the scor­ing with a calm fin­ish in the 78th.

Bridge­port did, how­ever, have a chance to cut into STETHS’ lead, but watched as goal­keeper Ken­roy Wal­lace saved bril­liantly from a Sha­keen Pow­ell penalty kick in the 80th minute.

EN­JOY THE GAME

“I just told them to en­joy the game; it was a quar­ter-fi­nal matchup and we knew that once we en­joyed our­selves, it would be hard to deny us the win,” said a con­fi­dent Wed­der­burn.

But while STETHS had the lion’s share of ball pos­ses­sion, Bridge­port did have a few good looks at goal, most no­tably in the 20th minute when Dante Green beat the off­side trap. His shot, how­ever, went high over the cross­bar to end the first half.

STETHS dom­i­nated the sec­ond half. James struck the up­right with a pow­er­ful

St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal High School (STETHS) marks­man Javoney Brown (left) shields the ball from Bridge­port High’s Ro­mario McPher­son dur­ing ac­tion in yes­ter­day’s FLOW Su­per Cup quar­ter-fi­nal match at the Mon­tego Bay Sports Com­plex. STETHS won 2-0. shot on the 60th minute as the ru­ral area king­pins looked to in­crease their lead.

His strike part­ner, Javoney Brown, also pro­duced a thun­der­ous ef­fort off the drib­ble 35 yards out, but could only pick out the cross­bar.

“As seen here tonight, we played like a STETHS team on a mis­sion. On an­other day, per­haps, we would have scored more, but it is good enough to get us into the semis,” Wed­der­burn said.

Bridge­port’s head coach Gar­net Lawrence said his team played well although fail­ing to score.

“We played good foot­ball tonight. We showed that we are a good team, but some­times good teams lose,” said Lawrence. PRO­LIFIC PRINCESS scor­ing a 10-1 up­set win in the in­au­gu­ral run­ning of the Ah­who­fah Sprint over 1200 me­tres at Cay­manas Park yes­ter­day.

IAN ALLEN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

PAUL CLARKE/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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