Mon | Sep 23, 2019

Nervous STETHS edge Maggotty

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:17 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer
Mushtaq Christopher of STETHS (left) and Maggotty’s  Rohan Palmer in action in their ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup group E match at the Appleton Sports Complex yesterday. STETHS won 1-0.
Mushtaq Christopher of STETHS (left) and Maggotty’s Rohan Palmer in action in their ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup group E match at the Appleton Sports Complex yesterday. STETHS won 1-0.

Western Bureau:

Coach of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Omar ‘Rambo’ Wedderburn, who admitted that he was nervous before and throughout the game, was a relieved man as his team carved out a close 1-0 win over Maggotty at a wet Appleton Sports Complex yesterday.

Jedaughni Coleman netted STETHS’ lone goal in the 75th minute to ease the pressure when it appeared the rural powerhouses were heading towards an unfavourable start to their season.

“The result is excellent. I have to give them credit because it’s the first game and we had a lot of jitters. I myself was very nervous from last night because we wanted to get the three points. This is our first game, in comparison to Maggotty’s second,” Wedderburn said.

“We talked about it in our team meeting last night – that it doesn’t matter the scoreline, the three points are very important. I know it’s the rainy time in the parish, so we not going to blame any condition; we knew what to expect. If you notice, we came with a plan not to play through the middle of the pitch,” he added.

“I think the boys fought hard, and Maggotty gave off a good performance, and their goalkeeper was exceptional. Game management was key today, and if you notice, today, we pushed in some youngsters. We introduced a 14-year-old in Chadrick Hendricks, and things like that make the difference as we want them to get some experience.”

Xavier Hendricks coach of Maggotty said he was a bit disappointed in not capitalising on the nerves of STETHS in taking maximum points. He is, however, looking forward to the upcoming game after yesterday’s fairly good performance despite the result.

“I think we started the game well. We know this was the first game for STETHS and they would be a bit nervous and under pressure. In the latter parts of the game, we eased up a bit, giving them too much room to play, and that got them into the game ..., but I thought we played well, and we are just looking forward to the rest of games this round,” Hendricks said.

Yesterday’s Results:

Maggotty 0 - 1 STETHS

Munro College 2 - 0 Sydney Pagon

Newell 0 - 0 Lacovia

B.B. Coke 3 - 1 May Day

Mile Gully 2 - 0 DeCarteret College

Belair 1 - 3 Manchester

Marcus Garvey 2 - 0 Iona

Browns Town 1 - 0 York Castle

Oracabessa 2 - 0 Ocho Rios

St. Mary Tech 0 - 3 Tacky

Carron Hall 0 - 4 Annotto Bay

Bellefield 0 - 0 Denbigh

Kemps Hill 0 - 0 Vere

Old Harbour 1 - 0 Foga Road

Yallahs 0 - 2 St. Thomas Tech

Seaforth 4 - 0 Morant Bay

Paul Bogle 1 - 0 Robert Lightbourne

Today’s Games:

Maldon v Anchovy

Cornwall College v Green Pond

St. James v Irwin

Merlene Ottey v Hopewell

Frome v Green Island

Herbert Morrison v Cedric Titus

Holland v Spot Valley

Godfrey Stewart v Belmont Academy

Mannings v Maud McLeod

Grange Hill v Petersfield