Un­beaten Corn­wall in FLOW Cup fi­nal

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

Corn­wall Col­lege’s hat-trick hero Jour­daine Fletcher cel­e­brat­ing one of his goals in the first ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup semi-fi­nal at Sabina Park yes­ter­day. Corn­wall will meet Wolmer’s Boys in the fi­nal on Satur­day at the Na­tional Sta­dium. Wolmer’s de­feated St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal 6-5 on penal­ties in the sec­ond semi-fi­nal.

MON­TEGO BAY’S Corn­wall Col­lege, the self-styled orig­i­nal CC, cooled fel­low da­Costa Cup high-fly­ers Claren­don Col­lege 4-2 in a hotly con­tested first ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup semi­fi­nal at Sabina Park yes­ter­day to reach next Satur­day’s fi­nal.

The match was a thrilling en­counter high­lighted by sharp­shoot­ing for­ward Jour­daine Fletcher, whose hat-trick se­cured a fa­mous win for Corn­wall. He got his goals in the 59th (penalty), 62nd and 89th min­utes. Ai­den Jokomba had scored the open­ing goal for Corn­wall.

With yes­ter­day’s three-timer, Fletcher took his FLOW Su­per Cup tally to seven and he promised fire­works in the fi­nal.

“To­day is my best game. I was wait­ing on this match a while and I just ex­e­cuted. We are the orig­i­nal ‘CC’, and we will give 100 per cent in the fi­nal,” he told The Sun­day Gleaner.

He added that beat­ing Claren­don gave him a great feel­ing.

“Words can’t ex­plain how I am feel­ing right now. I am feel­ing very great. We played to the game plan, and that’s what coach had asked the team. I LAST THURS­DAY, West Indies beat Pak­istan for their first Test win in 19 months and first on for­eign soil in four years, and Est­wick said the vic­tory would be a huge boost for the side as they pre­pared for the Tri-Na­tions Se­ries. have a lot more goals to come and I want to go past 30 in the sea­son,” the clin­i­cal for­ward added.

Claren­don’s scor­ers were She­mar Hunter, who scored with a long-range strike to draw his team level in­side the 36th minute, while cap­tain Creg­gton Charl­ton slammed home a bril­liant free kick from 20 yards in the 40th minute to reg­is­ter his fifth Su­per Cup goal.

FLETCHER IN TOP FORM

Corn­wall, with their star man Fletcher in top form, dom­i­nated the sec­ond half with their crisp short-pass­ing and rapid coun­ter­at­tacks. Fletcher with his deft body swerves proved dif­fi­cult to han­dle.

Tem­pers also flared dur­ing the half and a num­ber of yel­low cards were is­sued as play­ers clashed on the field.

Corn­wall’s coach, Dr Dean Weatherly, called it a very big win for his un­beaten team.

“It was a very, very big win, con­sid­er­ing we are in a fi­nal, and it shows how hard we are work­ing and ev­ery­thing is com­ing to the fore now. We said we are cham­pi­ons and you have to be­have like cham­pi­ons,” he said.

The coach and man­age­ment team of Claren­don Col­lege de­clined to com­ment.

Windies gear up for Tri-Na­tions with camp

“I’m a great be­liever in mo­men­tum and I be­lieve this win is go­ing to be im­por­tant. We’ve still got the Tri-Na­tions Se­ries to play against Sri Lanka and Zim­babwe, so this win will give us some kind of con­fi­dence,” Est­wick said.

GLAD­STONE TAY­LOR/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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