Feet on the ground

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

Davis re­jects favourites tag af­ter Su­per CC per­for­mance

DE­SPITE HIS team’s an­ni­hi­la­tion of cor­po­rate area heavy-hit­ters Ex­cel­sior High, Claren­don Col­lege (CC) coach Paul ‘Te­gat’ Davis does not be­lieve his team is the favourite for the ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup ti­tle.

Davis, who led his team to a re­sound­ing 7-1 de­mo­li­tion of Ex­cel­sior to se­cure a spot in the semi-fi­nals, be­lieves the other teams in the fi­nal four have just as much chance to lift the ti­tle at the end of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“CC are not favourites. (We are) just com­ing to play some foot­ball and win,” Davis said.

The 2014 daCosta Cup cham­pi­ons were mer­ci­less in their con­test at Sabina Park on Satur­day in what was one of the most one-sided games in the his­tory of the young com­pe­ti­tion.

The re­sult sets up a semi-fi­nal clash this Satur­day against fel­low daCosta Cup heavy­weights Corn­wall Col­lege, while Wolmer’s Boys, which clipped Kingston Col­lege 1-0, will play St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal, who got the bet­ter of Bridge­port, 2-0.

Corn­wall Col­lege bet­tered Rusea’s,

4-3, on penal­ties af­ter a 1-1 reg­u­la­tion and ex­tra-time score­line in their clash at the Cather­ine Hall Sta­dium.

“Best win of the sea­son? Yeah, I would say yes, this is our best per­for­mance, (but) ev­ery team is favourite. We are just com­ing to play some foot­ball, and win,” Davis told The Gleaner, while not­ing he was not sur­prised by the mar­gin of vic­tory.

“To be hon­est, we could see it in train­ing. We came to Kingston (on Fri­day) and the fo­cus was (re­ally high),” he out­lined.

STUDY­ING EACH OTHER

“There was no doubt about to­day (Satur­day). They (Ex­cel­sior) came to our game in the week and watched us play, but we watched them on TV. They are one of the bet­ter teams, they say, in Kingston, and when you play one of the bet­ter teams, it gets the bet­ter per­for­mance out of us,” Davis con­tin­ued.

Davis added that he is look­ing for­ward to the up­com­ing test against Corn­wall Col­lege.

Team cap­tain and lead­ing striker Creg­gton Charl­ton, who scored an im­pres­sive hat-trick and was in­stru­men­tal in three other goals, was beam­ing fol­low­ing his team’s state­ment win.

“My team dropped seven, and that’s my favourite num­ber, and I am so happy,” said Charl­ton, who wears the num­ber-seven jersey.

“I don’t fear any team and I am go­ing to take all four tro­phies. I am go­ing to be the stand­out from Su­per Cup and the lead­ing goalscorer and the MVP,” the con­fi­dent player promised.

JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Claren­don’s Col­lege cap­tain and hat-trick hero Creg­gton Charl­ton cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing in his team’s 7-1 win over Ex­cel­sior High dur­ing the ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup at Sabina Park on Satur­day.

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Paul ‘Te­gat’ Davis

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