Sat | Dec 15, 2018

STETHS on a high after beating KC

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey
St Elizabeth Technical’s goalscorer Kevaun Garwood (centre) is mobbed by teammates after opening the scoring against Kingston College in the ISSA Champions Cup match at Sabina Park on Friday night.

Head coach of St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), Omar Wedderburn, says his team is now highly motivated after they knocked defending champions Kingston College (KC) out of this year's ISSA Champions Cup, after an exciting 6-5 penalty shoot-out victory at Sabina Park on Friday night.

The game went into penalties after both teams played to a 1-1 draw at full time. The victory was sweet revenge for STETHS who were beaten 3-0 by KC in last year's final. Deandre Brown netted the winning penalty for STETHS in a very tense shoot-out. This, after STETHS's custodian Devonte Clarke had saved a penalty from KC's Scott McLeod.

"The players are feeling good just now because this is added motivation for them," Wedderburn said yesterday. "I think after dropping out of the daCosta Cup, they were feeling down and this is [the] only thing that they can use to lift themselves.

"Now we will just take it game by game because this victory cannot help us to win the next game, because it is what we do on the day that will help us to come out victorious," Wedderburn said.

 

SCORERS

 

Ronaldo Webster, Tajay Green, Kevaun Garwood, goalkeeper Devonte Clarke, and Antonio Briggs were the other scorers for STETHS from the penalty spot.

Trayvone Reid, Brandon Allen, Jahmari Morrison, substitute goalkeeper Nathaniel Francis and Sakeem Edmonson scored from the penalty spot for the Purples, while Ari Rodgers and Dwayne Atkinson missed from the spot.

The winners of the competition will receive $1 million along with a redesigned trophy, runners-up $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $100,000.

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