JC, KC advance to Walker Cup final

October 20, 2016
Ronaldo Banks from Bridgeport (right) and Troy Barnett from Kingston College in their Walker Cup semi-finals at at the Constant Spring playing field on Tuesday. The game was continued yesterday and KC won 1-0.

Two well struck goals in both halves of ISSA-Flow Walker Cup knockout action from forward Duhaney Williams led Jamaica College to a fighting 2-0 win over underdogs Haile Selassie High at the Constant Spring playing field, yesterday.

Jamaica College booked their place in the final on November 26 against Kingston College who defeated Bridgeport 1-0 in their continued match.

The KC-Bridgeport match had been discontinued at the end of the first half after heavy downpour in Tuesday's originally scheduled game.

forced to defend

Meanwhile, the experience and depth of the reigning Manning Cup champions JC was too much for Haile Selassie, who were forced to defend stoutly and play the ball out of their half most of the game.

The goal scorer was a mix of skillful dribbling and clinical passing, netting a powerful 25 yard strike from direct play in the 14th minute and finishing his brace in the 60th minute, pouncing on a rebound and spanking home from close range after the goalkeeper failed to collect.

Williams is now the scorer of three Walker Cup goals in as many games, and seven so far this season.

He is now relishing meeting former champions Kingston College (KC) in the final.

"It feels very good to score and better to help my team reach the Walker Cup find," he said in a post game interview.

"We are the real blue, Jamaica College, and yes we can beat KC. We wanted to face KC," he stressed, adding "a good team has to play strong teams and win."

weak team

When asked who the favourites for the final are, Williams told STAR Sports: "We (JC) will win. We can give KC probably 2-0."

According to Williams, JC "didn't want to play any weak team in the final."

Sealasie's best chance of the game came in the first half when Hamish Smith striking a curling free kick which dipped perilously close, and into the top of JC's net.

He was later injured by a kick from a JC player and had a ball hit his stomach, to be taken off for medical attention at half time.

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