Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Montego Bay United are a happy bunch after coming away easy 3-0 winners of the St James Football Association Captain's Bakery and Grill KO final over Reggae Youths on Sunday at Jarrett Park.
MoBay United, who are charting a course for success at the Premier League level, dismissed their youthful opponents in style, as Leon Irving gave them the lead six minutes before the half-time break, which was doubled soon after the interval when Omar Gordon pounced to score in the 47th.
It was a mere formality by the time Jermaine Woozencroft hit the net in the 50th minute to secure MoBay United's first domestic title since their name change from Seba.
Dwayne Ambusley, who has been team captain since January 2012, said winning his first trophy is a special thing. He said it feels great knowing new signings in the just-closed transfer window have been making a mark in the squad, alongside already established players.
"Winning this trophy leaves a great feeling. We came so close to getting to the second end-of-round-final in the Premier League, but were just short, so to come here and to play so well is always good," said Ambusley. "The new players all added something to this team and as a unit we are moving forward.
"This gives us added experience and confidence as we tackle other clubs in the Premier League," said Ambusley.
Reggae Youths, who were chasing another domestic title to add to their 2011-12 Division One and the 2009-10 Division Two successes, fell short but were not disgraced in a performance that saw them being dominated by superior opponents.
"They had nothing to prove, so they came at us, but we are a quality team and we showed by winning easily 3-0 that we are on course to achieve some of our pre-season targets," said Ambusley, "It couldn't have come at a better time."
MoBay United will pocket close to a $100,000 for their efforts, while runners-up Reggae Youth could pocket around $60,000.