STETHS hold off gallant Cedric Titus
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.