Wolmer’s lift FLOW Su­per Cup

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

THE ISSA-FLOW Su­per Cup will stay in Kingston for the third-con­sec­u­tive year.

Wolmer’s Boys won their first hold on school­boy foot­ball’s most cov­eted tro­phy with a stop­page time (91st minute) win­ner by striker Al­phanso Gooden that was enough to beat a res­o­lute Corn­wall Col­lege at Sabina Park last night.

Two min­utes into in­jury time, Andrew Da­ley, who had a very lively game, drove into the Corn­wall Col­lege 18-yard box and took ad­van­tage of some hes­i­tant de­fend­ing, to take con­trol of the ball, be­fore send­ing a pass to Gooden. The big for­ward was given a lot of space in the Corn­wall area and he picked his spot and sent a thun­der­ous shot into the back of the net.

It was the sixth goal for Gooden this sea­son, and his most im­por­tant, so far.

“It feels very won­der­ful to score and win the FLOW Su­per Cup for the very first time for my school,” he said.

“I am happy, as the team looked up to me to score and get the win. It was tough, but we gave ev­ery­thing to beat them,” Gooden told The Sun­day Gleaner.

BEAM­ING MOTHER

He was joined by his beam­ing mother, Karen Hinds, who praised her son.

“I feel very good. Watch­ing my son all sea­son has made me very happy. He wanted this mo­ment for a very long time (and) it fi­nally came through. I love him,” she said.

Wolmer’s prin­ci­pal Dr Wal­ton Small was ec­static.

“We are go­ing to win the other tro­phies,” he said

Coach Vas­sell Reynolds said his guys were brim­ming with con­fi­dence prior to the game.

“Prior to the game, I had never

seen my play­ers so con­fi­dent. We knew it was go­ing to be a tough game and we were very solid in defence ... we also coun­tered well tonight.”

Wolmer’s came back strong

in the sec­ond half af­ter the danger­ous Jour­daine Fletcher had tor­mented them for long pe­ri­ods. He had two very good free kicks, which were saved by goal­keeper Shamar Jamieson.

The first half was fairly even, and both teams cre­ated chances, but could not find the net.

It was the Mon­tego Bay­based Corn­wall’s first loss in all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son.

Coach Dr Dean Weatherly called it a ‘painful de­feat’ but backed his team to re­bound and chal­lenge for the rest of the tro­phies this sea­son.

GLADSTONE TAY­LOR/ PHOTOGRAPHER

Mem­bers of the Wolmer’s Boys’ foot­ball team cel­e­brate with the FLOW Su­per Cup af­ter they clipped Corn­wall Col­lege 1-0 at Sabina Park yes­ter­day. Also in pho­to­graph are the school’s prin­ci­pal Dr Wal­ton Small (third from right) and FLOW’s vice pres­i­dent for mar­ket­ing and TV, Carlo Red­wood (fourth from right).

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