JC books spot in semis
“I feel that we can do it all this season,” said a confident Fletcher, “We want all four titles, so being in the semifinals of the daCosta Cup is a great feeling,” He added.
“Today we played hard football and it paid off. I am just enjoying the football right now, and I know that we have enough quality to win each time we play,” stated Fletcher.
Cornwall is on a sixteen game winning streak in the daCosta Cup and have successfully negotiated three games in the Flow Super Cup to reach Saturday’s final against Wolmer’s.
Meanwhile, Tavis Grant was on target for Lennon in their 1-0 win over Rusea’s to win Zone Q with 9 points.
Elsewhere, despite going down 1-2 to a plucky Spot Valley in Zone S, Clarendon College advanced on goal difference over Little London, who defeated Steer Town 3-1 to end their promising season on a high note.
The four semi-finalists and Ben Francis hopefuls are Cornwall College, STETHS, Lennon and Clarendon College.
STETHS 2, Petersfield 0 Clarendon College 1, Spot Valley 2 Little London 3, Steer Town 1 Vere Tech 2, Fair Prospect 0 Dinthill 2, Paul Bogle 2 Ocho Rios 1, Glenmuir 1 Lennon 1, Rusea’s 0 Cornwall 5, Manchester 2 Manchester High School’s Ajay Chin (left) shields the ball from Howard Dent of Cornwall College during their ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup quarterfinal match at Jarrett Park yesterday. Cornwall won the contest 5-2. Jamaica College striker Duhaney Williams (right) celebrates after sscoring the lone goal in his school’s 10 win over St Jago High in yesterday’s ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup match at Constant Spring Complex.
FORWARD DUHANEY Williams’ lone strike in the 14th minute secured an outright win for reigning ISSA-Flow Manning Cup champions Jamaica College over St Jago High, while at the same time, securing the holders’ comfortable passage to yet another semi-finals.
The ‘dark blues’ pretty much went untested in Group I action which saw them spank second place team Denham 6-0 in their opening game, overcome Hydel High 3-1 and down bottom placed St Jago 1-0, yesterday.
Ironically it will be goal-scorer Williams’ first Manning Cup semifinals. He formerly played for Manchester High in the rural-area daCosta Cup competition.
“I feel very good helping the team reach another semi-final. I am really excited and looking to help the team go all the way,” he told The Gleaner after scoring what was his 10th goal this season.
“I am confident we can win another championship, and I will be going out
there, and hoping to make a difference and do my best every game, and help get the win,” he underlined.
The game was played on a slippery and watery Constant Spring Complex surface in St Andrew, which made ball control almost impossible.
The poor underfoot conditions clearly had an effect on the team and in truth JC could have swamped St Jago by a bigger score, but the conditions certainly did not encourage clinical finishing.
Nonetheless, goal-keeper Akeem Chambers was the Monk Street-based school’s best player and was kept busy throughout the contest, commanding his area to make several telling interceptions and blocks to keep his team interested.
JC’s assistant trainer Donald Stewart said he was happy with the win, and his team’s progress.
“I am confident that we can retain the Manning Cup. We don’t wear confidence; we go out there and display it,” Stewart reasoned.
Meanwhile, at Prison Oval in Spanish Town, in the other 3 p.m. game, Denham Town clipped Hydel 3-2.
Denham Town’s scorers were; Jermaine Lyons in the 10th, Rojaun Bennett 65th, with Lloyd Carter rounding out the scoring with an 86 minute strike.
Hydel suffered their second loss of the campaign, with Brad Tully (43) and Nicholas Nelson (87), getting their goals.