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Wedderburn, STETHS focus on third title

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke
STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn.

Western Bureau:

Two down, one to go and that one is the Olivier Shield title, one that Omar Wedderburn, the St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) head coach, wants desperately to complete a stunningly successful year.

Having already stashed away the Ben Francis KO crown and the daCosta Cup title, STETHS now have a chance of winning a third title to cap what Wedderburn admits to be a fantastic campaign.

"We are just enjoying ourselves; two titles with a really young team is an excellent achievement, but the work is not yet done. JC are a fine school with good talent and they want this as much as we do, but we hunger for it and that could make the difference," Wedderburn said.

STETHS will enter the Olivier Shield without their leading scorer Michael 'Diddy' Kerr.

The prolific striker, with 29 goals to his name, has undergone surgery on a broken ankle, an injury he picked up in the daCosta Cup final against Dinthill. But Wedderburn is confident his unit can overcome that setback with a resounding victory.

"Kerr will be missed, no question about that. But we have a squad of players that are all capable of delivering what is required. We definitely are going out there to win it for him as he has been a very important part of our success so far," he said of his injured goalscorer.

STETHS is seeking a second hold on the Olivier Shield, with their only lien so far coming in 1999 and with JC somewhat a familiar foe, having defeated STETHS for the crown in 2013, Wedderburn is eyeing payback.

"Looking back to that year, it means they now have another chance to do it to us again, but we are not looking at it from that point of view. We are in this final to win," he stated.