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Memorable first goal for Camperdown’s Welsh

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 9:00 AMShayne Fairman
Kingston Technical's High School's Jervon Mathie (left) is challenged by Camperdown High School's Tyreke Harris during their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football match at Clan Carthyl on Monday. Camperdown won 1-0.

Right full back Shelando Welsh, powered home his first goal, a 'memorable' 60th minute strike high into Kingston Technical High School's net, to lift Camperdown back to winning ways in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup on Monday afternoon.

Welsh found himself in a tight defensive space, turned and struck a powerful shot, which ended up high into the net.

"Well I am overjoyed right now to score. It's a goal I am going to remember because it's a pleasure to score in a very crucial game," he told The Gleaner.

The defender said "anything can happen" in subsequent matches, but "I am hoping to score a minimum of five goals and work on my finishing in the coming games".

 

'WILD WEST' BATTLE

 

The game, which was contested at the dusty and grassless Clan Carthy playing field, represented a battle in the 'wild west', for points.

The competitive group fixture left Camperdown winning three out of their last four and have moved to nine points.

Importantly, it was redemption also for the Christopher Bender-coached team, who returned to winning ways following a 0-3 drubbing by Wolmer's Boys' last Friday.

Camperdown dominated the lion's share of the possession and scoring chances.

Due to the bare surface, however, ball control was hard in and around the goals and both team were lacking in decision-making.

"Happy for the three points; it is good to see the reaction of the team after the loss to Wolmer's on Friday. This game in particular, we know that the field wasn't a good one, we knew that we had to come out here and dig out a win," said Bender.

Meanwhile, KTHS have four points from three matches after one win, draw and loss apiece.

Their coach, Lebert Halliman, rued his team "not putting away the chances".