Salt Marsh secure Trelawny KO title
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Oshane Hunter produced a performance he will long remember as his two goals in Saturday's final of the Trelawny FA President's Cup Knockout gave Salt Marsh United a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Prospect Links.
Ian McAnuff fired Prospect into the lead on the brink of half-time with a powerful free-kick to spark celebrations among their supporters.
The half-time break did them some amount of good for Salt Marsh and they turned the tables on Prospect Links with football worthy of any final.
Led by Hunter, Salt Marsh took the game by the scruff of the neck when the wily attacking midfielder scored the equaliser in the 69th minute.
When it seemed they were heading for extra-time and possibly the dreaded penalty shoot-out, that man, Hunter, again found space in front of the Prospect Links goal to fire home in the 90th minute, making the score 2-1 and sealing a memorable victory to delight the fans.
Dave Larkin, head coach for Salt Marsh United, said the win proves his template for success at the club is a solid one.
"I want to believe that we train hard and play hard, while taking care of the things that make this club a success," he told The Gleaner.
"This is a very important win for us. This title means that our short-term goal to be the number one in the parish is fully on track, and while we take it one step at a time, the vision for this football club is alive and well," he said.