Tue | Oct 17, 2017

FLOW Super Cup semis will be hot

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman
Excelsior High's Tyane Wilson (centre) is stopped in his tracks by Clarendon's College Tremaine Williams (left) during last Saturday's FLOW Super Cup quarter-final match at Sabina Park.
Peter-Lee Vassell (right) of Cornwall College.
1
2

It's semi-final day in the prestigious ISSA-FLOW Super Cup.

At 4 p.m., it's a clash of the CCs - Clarendon College versus Cornwall College - while at 6 p.m., the lone Manning Cup representatives, Wolmer's Boys, face top rural team St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS).

The feature match should be very competitive. After two rounds of matches, Wolmer's, one of the more balanced teams in the tournament, are yet to concede a goal. They won their round-of-16 match 6-0 over Little London before clipping highly rated Kingston College 1-0 in last Saturday's quarter-finals.

Their leading scorer is Alphanso Gooden with four, followed by Rivaldo English (two) and Andrew Daley one goal.

FIRST IN KINGSTON

STETHS, meanwhile, edged 2014 finalists Holy Trinity 4-3 and blanked former Manning Cup champions Bridgeport 2-0. This will be STETHS' first Super Cup game in Kingston this year, having played their two matches out west in Montego Bay.

Key players for STETHS are Jovoney Brown (two goals), Demar James, also two, and Rujay Robinson and Alex Thompson, one each.

The all-daCosta curtain-raiser could favour the attack-minded Clarendon College, who have netted eight times, while conceding once.

They have dispatched two of the competition's heavyweights in Jamaica College 1-0 and Excelsior 7-1. Their irrepressible talisman, captain and forward Creggton Charlton, has four goals and three assists. Charlton is definitely one of the most talented players in schoolboy football, and he will have to be stopped if Cornwall are to emerge victorious from this afternoon's encounter. Other top players for Clarendon include Dominic Lemont, Donovan Noble, Shande James, and Nicque Daley.

OUTSTANDING ATTACKER

Rivals Cornwall also have a very outstanding player in Jourdaine Fletcher, who could make it a very busy afternoon for Clarendon's defenders. He has scored four times so far for Cornwall in the tournament. Another Cornwall player to watch is the very skilful Peter-Lee Vassell, who was one of the standout players in their quarter-final win.

Cornwall defeated Denham Town 3-0 in the round of 16 before getting past Rusea's High on penalties after the teams had played to a full and extra-time 1-1 scoreline.

Today's matches

4 p.m.: Cornwall College vs Clarendon College

6 p.m.: Wolmer's Boys vs St Elizabeth Technical