The Star (Jamaica)
‘I have two saves in me’
miss,” White said after the game. “So seeing him miss we knew that it was nerves that kicked in. But I already told the coach before the penalties start that I have two (saves in me). I got the two, probably could have had more. But I am grateful for the two because the two made us win the game.”
It is not the first time that
White has come up huge in this postseason. In the second leg of the semi-finals against Tivoli Gardens last Wednesday, White saved a Tivoli penalty deep into the second half which could have forced extra time had it scored. Instead, the save preserved their 1-0 aggregate win which got them to the final.
It is a victory that the 21-yearold White says was significant. The philosophy of the club is to promote its youth players and the youngest squad in the league emerged champions. Technical Director Rudolph Speid said their focus on spot-kicks was something that they had to make sure they fine-tuned going into their title run.
“What I noticed with this particular team they could do a lot of different things. They could play attacking, they could defend if they wanted to and when I saw that I thought we had a very good chance to win,” Speid said. “Once we hit the playoffs we said it could come down to penalty kicks, and we made sure we mastered penalty kicks.”
It is Cavalier’s first title since 1981.