Cornwall’s Fletcher hits FLOW Cup hat-trick
Cornwall College's ace striker Jourdaine Fletcher said at the start of the 2016 ISSA-FLOW schoolboy football season that he would be happy scoring 30 goals for his team, but after slamming a brilliant hat-trick in their 3-0 victory over Denham Town in Friday's FLOW Super Cup opening round, he says he feels like he could, in fact, hit the 40-goal mark instead.
"I am feeling good to be in this type of form. I am hoping it carries through as, with my scoring, I can help the team win games. Really, I am looking at maybe 40 goals this year," he said.
Fletcher and Cornwall College could not be denied the win against Denham Town, as they remain undefeated now in 15 games, including Friday's FLOW Cup bow, where he struck in the 16th, 37th and 60th minutes, respectively, to take his season tally to 23 goals in the daCosta and FLOW Cups, respectively.
Fletcher and strike partner Peter-Lee Vassell have struck up an ominous partnership upfront over three seasons, and are on the boil again this year, with the two providing for each other to lead Cornwall to their impressive record so far.
Against Denham Town, Vassell himself came close to scoring when his effort hit the upright in the 54th minute after he was played through by Fletcher.
The partnership almost struck goal four minutes later when Vassell turned provider fed Fletcher but he sent it over under pressure from three defenders.
The win takes Cornwall into the quarter-finals of the lucrative knockout for the $1 million first prize among other awards.
As head coach Dean Weatherly puts it, his Cornwall College side is starting to believe.
"It's one step at a time for us, but you can see the team slowly starting to believe. We are looking better in each game and that is a good sign for any coach," Weatherly said.