Feet on the ground
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.
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.
Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis