Wolmer’s lift FLOW Super Cup
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.
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.
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).