HOT SU­PER CUP

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

IT'S SEMI-FI­NAL day in the pres­ti­gious ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup. At 4 p.m., it's a clash of the CCs – Claren­don Col­lege ver­sus Corn­wall Col­lege – while at 6 p.m., the lone Man­ning Cup rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Wolmer's Boys, face top ru­ral team St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal (STETHS).

The fea­ture match should be very com­pet­i­tive. Af­ter two rounds of matches, Wolmer's, one of the more bal­anced teams in the tour­na­ment, are yet to con­cede a goal. They won their round-of-16 match 6-0 over Lit­tle Lon­don be­fore clip­ping highly rated Kingston Col­lege 1-0 in last Satur­day's quar­ter-fi­nals.

Their lead­ing scorer is Al­phanso Gooden with four, fol­lowed by Ri­valdo English (two) and An­drew Da­ley one goal.

FIRST IN KINGSTON

STETHS, mean­while, edged 2014 fi­nal­ists Holy Trin­ity 4-3 and blanked for­mer Man­ning Cup cham­pi­ons Bridge­port 2-0. This will be STETHS' first Su­per Cup game in Kingston this year, hav­ing played their two matches out west in Mon­tego Bay.

Key play­ers for STETHS are Jovoney Brown (two goals), Demar James, also two, and Ru­jay Robin­son and Alex

Thomp­son, one each.

The all-daCosta cur­tain-raiser could favour the at­tack-minded Claren­don Col­lege, who have net­ted eight times, while con­ced­ing once.

They have dis­patched two of the com­pe­ti­tion's heavy­weights in Ja­maica Col­lege 1-0 and Ex­cel­sior 7-1. Their ir­re­press­ible tal­is­man, cap­tain and for­ward Creg­gton Charl­ton, has four

goals and three as­sists. Charl­ton is def­i­nitely one of the most tal­ented play­ers in school­boy foot­ball, and he will have to be stopped if Corn­wall are to emerge vic­to­ri­ous from this

after­noon's en­counter. Other top play­ers for Claren­don in­clude Do­minic Le­mont, Dono­van No­ble, Shande James, and Nicque Da­ley.

OUT­STAND­ING AT­TACKER

Ri­vals Corn­wall also have a very out­stand­ing player in Jour­daine Fletcher, who could make it a very busy after­noon for Claren­don's de­fend­ers. He has scored four times so far for Corn­wall in the tour­na­ment. An­other Corn­wall player to watch is the very skil­ful PeterLee

Vas­sell, who was one of the stand­out play­ers in their quar­ter­fi­nal win.

Corn­wall de­feated Den­ham Town 3-0 in the round of 16 be­fore get­ting past Rusea's High on penal­ties af­ter the teams had played to a full and ex­tra-time 1-1 score­line.

Ex­cel­sior High’s Tyane Wil­son (cen­tre) is stopped in his tracks by Claren­don’s Col­lege Tre­maine Wil­liams (left) dur­ing last Satur­day’s FLOW Su­per Cup quar­ter-fi­nal match at Sabina Park.

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Peter-Lee Vas­sell (right) of Corn­wall Col­lege.

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