Goalscorer Gooden elated at Super Cup win
He might have missed out on the FLOW Super Cup Golden Boot award, but Wolmer's Boys' School's title-winning forward Alphanso Gooden is happy to win the prestigious cup for his team and all Wolmer's fans.
With six goals overall, and the all-important 91st minute final decider, Gooden was menacing in the Super Cup and hopes to continue his rich form in the Manning Cup.
Gooden has bagged over 20 goals so far in all competitions this season.
He says his hard work has paid off in the final.
"It is an important victory for us as we worked and prepared hard for it. The team looked up to me to score and get the win, and I am glad I repaid their faith in me," an emotional Gooden said.
"I hope we continue winning, and hope to win the Manning Cup," he added.
Gooden was beaten to the Golden Boot award by Cornwall College's Jourdaine Fletcher, who was kept quiet for much of Saturday's final against Wolmer's.
He scored seven times in the competition.
The Cornwall marksman was tightly marked for most of the game, and unlike his opposing number, Gooden, given little time or space to do any damage.
"It feels very wonderful to score and win the FLOW Super Cup for the very first time for my school, and for all Wolmer's fans. It wasn't easy but we are happy," he continued, noting that Cornwall was a tough opponent.
It was the seemingly unstoppable Cornwall College's first loss all season, and a devastating one in which Fletcher and company were left in tears.
"Yes, it was an upset. My teammates look up to me and we did well. They were very strong but we know we could beat them and that's what we did, and we will celebrate this important win," Gooden added.
Another of Gooden's teammates goalkeeper Shamar Jamieson came up big Saturday night to deny a dangerous Fletcher and company on at least three nailed-on scoring chances.