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Little London seal historic FLOW Super Cup berth

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 10:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:

THE 2016 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup surprise package Little London High yesterday created a little big deal of their own by advancing to the round of 16 as group winners and also qualifying for the FLOW Super Cup in the process, the first time they are reaching this far in history.

Meanwhile, defending champions ST Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), who defeated Mile Gully 3-0; Cornwall College; Rusea's; Clarendon College; Ocho Rios; Vere Technical and Dinthill joined the Westmoreland-based team to represent the rural area in the cash-rich FLOW Super Cup.

The Jeffery Reece-coached Little London edged Kemps Hill 3-2 in a thrilling encounter for their second win of the interzone round. They compiled seven points from the three matches, after dropping points in a draw with Paul Bogle High.

Little London's rise is no surprise, as Reece has been working hard to create a winning mentality among his squad, and apparently they have bought into his teaching.

Paul Bogle High, which also ended the round on seven points, will join them in the round of 16 after edging Garvey Maceo 1-0.

At Jarrett Park, a good-looking Cornwall College brushed aside Green Island 4-0 to remain unbeaten this season and top Zone One.

"We are just beginning to look like the team we want to be. We have achieved nothing yet so far, but we are moving in the right direction," said Cornwall College head coach Dr Dean Weatherly.

"We are just about 60 per cent in terms of our readiness to challenge for the title.

"Today, we showed we can win in different ways, and that speaks to our quality. We started slowly, but come second half, we turned it on in a tough game given to us by Green Island," he said.

Peter-Lee Vassell was again on the scoresheet for Cornwall, netting his fifth goal in three matches, at the 13th minute. His strike partner, Jourdaine Fletcher, hit a brace, with goals in the 78th and 92nd minutes. Substitute Garnet Hudson also hit the target, in the 81st.

Rusea's High matched their rivals in goals scored, beating Spot Valley 4-0 in the second match of the Jarrett Park double-header, to top Zone Two.

The daCosta Cup round of 16 will be contested by teams finishing first and second in the eight second-round zones, with the winners advancing as automatic qualifiers to the FLOW Super Cup, which will get under way on Saturday, October 22.

STETHS 3, Mile Gully 0

Lennon 1, Holmwood 1

Petersfield 2, Cedric Titus 0

Garvey Maceo 0, Paul Bogle 1

Kemps Hill 2, Little London 3

Cornwall College 4, Green Island 0

Manchester 3, Spalding 2

Ocho Rios 3, Alston 0

Vere Tech 3, Bog Walk 0

Rusea's 4, Spot Valley 0

Clarendon College 3, Lacovia 1

Steer Town 1, Port Antonio 1

Fair Prospect 1, St Mary Tech 1

Seaforth 1, Glenmuir 0

Godfrey Stewart 3, St James 1

Dinthill 4, Brimmervale 0