Super Cup heading for exciting quarter-final round
Four intriguing quarter-final contests are in store for the second week of the 2016 staging of the ISSA/FLOW Super Cup competition, following an explosive start at the weekend.
The four-week long tournament dubbed the "Champions League of Schoolboy Football" remains evenly balanced between the urban and rural area teams, as some 29 goals were scored in the opening round. Wolmer's Boys, Kingston College, Excelsior High and Bridgeport are left carrying the flag for the corporate area teams against their rural counterparts.
Clarendon College, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Cornwall College and Rusea's High are the daCosta Cup teams that are still in with a chance of pocketing the $1 million grand prize and the new Italian-designed trophy.At Sabina Park, Wolmer's Boys scored a 6-0 win over the unseeded Little London on Friday and will meet Kingston College who got by VereTechnical 2-1 on Saturday.
Excelsior defeated Ocho Rios High 5-0 on Friday and will oppose Clarendon College who were the surprise 1-0 winners over former champions Jamaica College in a hard-fought match-up on Saturday. Meanwhile, over at Catherine Hall, Jourdaine Fletcher scored all three goals as Cornwall College beat Denham Town 3-0 on Friday and booked a date with Rusea's High who were 3-0 winners over Haile Selassie on Saturday.
Carlo Redwood, FLOW's vice-president of marketing and television is beaming about the prospects of even more entertaining match-ups to come and by extension, the possibility of more than one rural team getting to the semi-final this year.
"Fantastic opening round the thing that you can see is the development of the daCosta Cup teams ... now you see their pedigree coming out. I think I am most excited about the fact that it is still even between both rural and urban teams now versus the last two years. It is the most exciting thing for me," Redwood explained.
"The games next week promise to be exciting, some very good match ups with Wolmer's and KC renewing their rivalry in the Super Cup and there is no bigger place to have that type of rivalry; but like I said all the match-ups are looking very good so I am excited," he added.
5 p.m: Excelsior High vs Clarendon College
7 p.m: Kingston College vs Wolmer's Boys
Montego Bay Sports Complex
5 p.m: STETHS vs Bridgeport High
7 p.m: Cornwall College vs Russea's High