'Londoners' sweep into FLOW Super Cup

October 19, 2016
File Shane Rickets (left) of Little London High is tackled by Manning's School's King Davis in an ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup game at Little London last month. The hosts won 2-1.

Western Bureau:

LITTLE LONDON High, this season's surprise package in the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup, created history yesterday when they won their second group and advanced to the last 16 of the competition for the first time.

In topping their group, the Westmoreland-based institution also qualified for the FLOW Super Cup.

Meanwhile, the defending champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), who defeated Mile Gully 3-0, Cornwall College, Rusea's High, Clarendon College, Ocho Rios High, Vere Technical and Dinthill Technical joined Little London in the cash-rich FLOW Super Cup.

The Jeffery Reece-coached Little London edged Kemps Hill 3-2 in a thrilling encounter for their second win of the round. They compiled seven points from the three matches, after dropping points in a draw with Paul Bogle.

Their rise is no surprise, as Reece has been working hard to create a winning mentality among his squad. Paul Bogle who also ended the round on seven points will join them in the round of sixteen, after edging Garvey Maceo 1-0.

At Jarrett Park, Cornwall College brushed aside Green Island 4-0 to remain unbeaten. Head coach Dr Dean Weatherly feels his team still has a lot more to offer.

"We are just beginning to look like the team we want to be. We have achieved nothing so far but we are moving in the right direction," said Dr Weatherly.

tough game

He added: "We are just about 60 per cent in terms of our readiness to challenge for the title. Today we showed we can win in different ways and that speaks to our quality. We started slowly but come second half, we turned it on, in a tough game given us by Green Island." .

Peter-Lee Vassell again was on the score sheet his fifth goal in three matches, when he netted in the 13th minute. His strike partner Jourdaine Fletcher hit a brace with goals in the 78th and 92nd minute. Substitute Garnet Hudson also found the target in the 81st.

Rusea's matched their rivals in goals scored, hitting four without reply against Spot Valley in the second match of the Jarrett Park double header to top Zone Two.

The daCosta Cup Round of 16 will be contested by teams finishing first and second in the eight second round zones, with the winners advancing as automatic qualifiers to the FLOW Super Cup.

Yesterday's results

STETHTS 3 Mile Gully 0

Lennon 1 Holmwood 1

Petersfield 2 Cedric Titus 0

Garvey Maceo 0 Paul Bogle 1

Kemps Hill 2 Little London 3

Cornwall College 4 Green Island 0

Manchester 3 Spalding 2

Ocho Rios 3 Alston 0

Vere Tech 3 Bog Walk 0

Rusea's 4 Spot Valley 0

Clarendon College 3 Lacovia 1

Steer Town 1 Port Antonio 1

Fair Prospect 1 St Mary Tech 1

Seaforth 1 Glenmuir 0

Godfrey Stewart 3 St James 1

Dinthill 4 Brimmervale 0

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