Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Defending Ben Francis Knockout champions St Elizabeth Technical booked a spot in the last four of the competition with a routine 3-0 victory over Kemps Hill at Santa Cruz yesterday with the versatile striker Khesanio Hall registering a brace.
Substitute Rushane Scarlet scored the other in a win that keeps alive their bid to retain their title and will now face the rampant Paul Bogle High in one of two semi-final games on Wednesday.
The Richard Williams-coached Paul Bogle dismissed St Mary Technical 3-1 at the Highgate Community Centre.
Grange Hill who stopped William Knibb 1-0 at Jarrett Park will clash with Manchester High who defeated Clarendon College 5-4 on penalties after the teams ended 1-1 following extra-time.
But it was Hall who proved a constant menace all afternoon in the rain at the Santa Cruz-based school and grabbed the opener in the second minute of play as they settled early into their passing game.
Despite being kept constantly in their half, Kemps Hill rallied with Ramone Plummer making some good moves to set up his attacking players and in the 29th minute should have done better when his weak attempt on goal was easily picked off by Enrique Rochester in the STETHS goal.
The big defender for the home side, Romario Thompson, was in the right place at the right time to block a powerfully struck shot from Romaine Richards, as Kemps Hill went in search of the tying goal.
The home side should have scored their second in the 40th minute but left-sided player Rohan Lindsey skied his shot after he was fed a beautifully weighted cross from the tireless Hall.
Substitute Jameel Sinclair scored STETHS's second, poking home past the hapless Chadwick Simpson in the goal for Kemps Hill.
They never recovered and found themselves hanging on in the rain before Hall made them pay with another clinical strike in second-half injury time.
STETHS 3 Kemps Hill 0
Manchester 1 Clarendon College 1(Manchester won 5-4 on penalties)
William Knibb 0 Grange Hill 1
St Mary Technical 1 Paul Bogle 3