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Heavyweights clash in Super Cup quarter-finals

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 10:00 AM
KC's ace goalscorer Rashawn Mackison (right).
STETHS' ace striker Jovoney Brown (left).
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Montego Bay's Catherine Hall Stadium and Kingston's Sabina Park will form the stages as the blockbuster ISSA/Flow Super Cup heads into the quarter-final stage, with the island's top teams looking to get one step closer to the prestigious title.

Wolmer's Boys and Kingston College (KC) is perhaps the game which will pull most eyes with the 7:00 p.m Sabina Park contest pitting two of the most hyped squads against each other in what is sure to be a spirited clash.

Before those two take the field, Manning Cup hopefuls Excelsior and daCosta Cup heavyweights Clarendon College will flex muscles at 5 p.m., with the western double-header seeing defending rural area champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) facing Bridgeport (5:00pm) before the western derby between Cornwall College and Rusea's at 7:00 p.m.

 

FULL OF CONFIDENCE

 

Vassel Reynolds, the Wolmer's Boys' coach, says his charges will line up full of confidence and are ready to beat a highly touted KC team, especially after their recent Walker Cup loss against their opponents.

"I think our chance to win the Super Cup is as good as any other team. I am very confident that we can challenge them. I didn't think that we had our best game against them in the Walker Cup, and we still tied 2-2, so I think if we have an improved game from that performance we can come out with a very positive result," said Reynolds.

Wolmer's are competing for the Super Cup, Manning Cup and Olivier Shield, while KC are unbeaten, and playing for four titles, including the Walker Cup.

According to Reynolds, his team is fit and will not be allowing KC much space to play.

"I think we have to dictate the game for long periods. I think that we gave the KC team too much room and space to play in the Walker Cup.

"We can't allow them time and space to play," stressed Reynolds.

Meanwhile, KC's coach, Ludlow Bernard, is expecting Wolmer's to throw everything at his team.

"It's a very big game. Wolmer's must be chomping at their bits for the game. We expect them to be very revengeful," he pointed out.

Bernard's charges are yet to record a loss under their belt, amid what all Purples fans hope will be a long-awaited title winning season.

"The vibes in our camp is high among the players. We knocked Wolmer's out of the Walker Cup by the penalty shoot-out decider. We have prepared mentally and physically for another tough challenge from Wolmer's... and this is the Super Cup, so spectators are excited," added Bernard.

- S.F.

TODAY'S GAMES

Excelsior High vs Clarendon College 5:00 p.m. @ Sabina Park

Wolmer's Boys vs Kingston College 7:00 p.m @ Sabina Park

STETHS vs Bridgeport High 5:00 p.m. @ Catherine Hall, Montego Bay

Cornwall College vs Ruseas High 7:00 p.m. @ Catherine Hall