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STETHS - Powered by rural pride

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
St Elizabeth Technical's (STETHS) players celebrate their opening goal against Lacovia High during the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup match in Santa Cruz on September 18.

Omar 'Rambo' Wedderburn says that his St Elizabeth Technical team is relishing the challenge of leading the rural area school's charge into today's semi-finals of the ISSA/Flow Super Cup competition.

STETHS, who are the only remaining rural area team left in the competition, will oppose Calabar at Sabina Park, starting at 5 p.m.

"There is no added pressure because in the first year of the competition, we made it this far as the only country team, but we are not concerned about that," said Wedderburn.

"We are more concerned about outplaying and outsmarting our opponents and trying to counter whatever they are coming with," he said.

"We are not going to underestimate Calabar because they are a good team. However, we are here, conscious of the fact that we are going into Kingston, and we have nothing to be afraid of.

STETHS secured their spot in the semi-final with the 4-2 penalty kick victory over St Andrew Technical, this after both teams had played to a 1-1 draw.

Wedderburn added that his team has been growing in confidence as the season progresses and that they are confident of victory today.

"We understand that it's a semi-final and you have to have a winner at the end, so if we don't do our job, then we will come out on the losing end, and if we do, then we will come out on the winning end," Wedderburn said.

"It is going to be a nice physical game because Calabar represent Kingston and we are representing country, and so we just have to go out and show who is the better gladiator," he stated.

robert.bailey@gleanerjm.com