STETHS hold off gal­lant Cedric Ti­tus

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Kavarly Arnold Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BU­REAU A DE­TER­MINED Cedric Ti­tus High team pushed 2015 cham­pi­ons St El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­cal (STETHS) all the way be­fore fall­ing 3-2 in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup at Jar­rett Park yes­ter­day.

The third seeded STETHS were a bit lack­lus­tre in their over­all per­for­mance against a team that was drafted as the 30th seed. Coach Omar ‘Rambo’ Wed­der­burn said his boys gave a re­laxed per­for­mance that al­most cost them.

“I think we gave a re­laxed per­for­mance while the Cedric Ti­tus team came out to play. This re­sult will make Satur­day’s game in­ter­est­ing. We have seen what they had to of­fer to­day and this will mo­ti­vate us to play bet­ter come Satur­day,” said Wed­der­burn.

Coach of Cedric Ti­tus, Del­roy Delisser, be­lieves his team has what it takes to over­haul STETHS and added that they have noth­ing to lose come Satur­day.

“We gave up two soft goals, but I think we came out in the sec­ond half and re­ally gave it a shot. This just shows peo­ple out there that Cedric Ti­tus is not just here to par­tic­i­pate. We are a team to com­pete, so we just have to go back, start all over again and pre­pare our­selves for Satur­day,” Delisser said.

STETHS started the game in com­mand­ing fash­ion, and She­mar Mur­ray opened the scor­ing in the 30th minute. Five min­utes later, De­mani Hen­der­son made it 2-0. Cedric Ti­tus coach Del­roy Delisser threw Tris­ton War­ren into ac­tion after con­ced­ing the sec­ond goal and this shifted the mo­men­tum in their favour.

Within a minute, War­ren made a bril­liant run get­ting and scored in the 38th minute. Then De­mani Hen­der­son scored a minute be­fore half­time, to put STETHS back on a two-goal cush­ion.

Cedric Ti­tus came out for the sec­ond half a very com­posed team and Kyle Mar­shall pulled a goal back in the 54th minute. Ac­tion swung from end to end through­out the sec­ond half, but the score re­mained at 3-2.

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