Excelsior, Bridgeport advance
Excelsior High school made light work of first time qualifiers Ocho Rios, in their ISSA/FLOW Super Cup round-of-16 game at Sabina Park yesterday, beating the St Ann school 5-0 to advance to the quarter-final.
The Shavar Thomas-coached team who had five different scorers, opened the scoring through Kimani Decombre after five minutes. Cadine Graham made in 2-0 seven minutes later and Ryan Spence made it 3-0 going into the break with a curling shot from the edge of the area on 29 minutes.
Excelsior took their foot off the gas in the second-half, however, they still manage to extend their lead to 4-0 after 55 minutes when Chad McKen fired home from outside the box, and national under-17 star, Raewin Senior, sealed the win three minutes from time when he waltz through the Ocho Rios defense and slotted past captain Khari Williams in goal for the rural school.
"We got some goals, we have been lacking finishing in earlier games and it was satisfactory that we got a hold of it today," Thomas said after the game. "We don't have that one striker so when you play against Excelsior you have to watch out and defend against everyone," he added.
Ocho Rios coach, Carlington Dodd, said inexperience was their downfall.
"This is a young team we don't have any experience players.. and inexperience showed up today (Friday). If you concede in the first three minutes and in the first 12 two scored, that's inexperience but we are proud of the players and we are not going to stop here," he stated.
In another game, Bridgeport defeated Dinthill by a goal to nil.
In today's game Jamaica College play Clarendon College in the first game at Sabina Park at 5.pm, while Kingston College take on Vere in the feature game at 7 p.m.
At Montego Bay Sports Complex, Holy Trinity face off against St Elizabeth technical at 5.pm, while Haile Selassie meet Rusea's in the feature game at 7 p.m.