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STETHS blank Bridgeport

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 10:00 AMPaul Clarke
St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) marksman Javoney Brown (left) shields the ball from Bridgeport High’s Romario McPherson during action in yesterday’s FLOW Super Cup quarter-final match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. STETHS won 2-0.

WESTERN BUREAU:

Omar Wedderburn said he told his St Elizabeth Technical players to have fun and enjoy last evening's FLOW Super Cup quarter-final match against Bridgeport High, and they did just that.

They completed a deserved 2-0 victory to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the competition.

Alex Thompson first fired STETHS into the lead after 18 minutes, and then Demar James completed the scoring with a calm finish in the 78th.

Bridgeport did, however, have a chance to cut into STETHS' lead, but watched as goalkeeper Kenroy Wallace saved brilliantly from a Shakeen Powell penalty kick in the 80th minute.

ENJOY THE GAME

"I just told them to enjoy the game; it was a quarter-final matchup and we knew that once we enjoyed ourselves, it would be hard to deny us the win," said a confident Wedderburn.

But while STETHS had the lion's share of ball possession, Bridgeport did have a few good looks at goal, most notably in the 20th minute when Dante Green beat the offside trap. His shot, however, went high over the crossbar to end the first half.

STETHS dominated the second half. James struck the upright with a powerful shot on the 60th minute as the rural area kingpins looked to increase their lead.

His strike partner, Javoney Brown, also produced a thunderous effort off the dribble 35 yards out, but could only pick out the crossbar.

"As seen here tonight, we played like a STETHS team on a mission. On another day, perhaps, we would have scored more, but it is good enough to get us into the semis," Wedderburn said.

Bridgeport's head coach Garnet Lawrence said his team played well although failing to score.

"We played good football tonight. We showed that we are a good team, but sometimes good teams lose," said Lawrence.