Carib Cement retain Business House KO crown
Carib Cement Company retained the Scotiabank Business House Football Association knockout title following a hard fought come-from-behind win over Jamaica Customs at Alpha Institute last Saturday.
The Carib Cement team was pushed by surprise team Jamaica Customs. The Customs men took the lead courtesy of a well-taken goal by the University of the West Indies premier league striker Anthony Greenland in the 26th minute.
However, with the introduction of Tivoli Gardens premier league striker Elton Thompson and Keino Ross in the second half, the
champions gained ascendancy.
Thompson set up the equaliser when he passed to Alanzo Adlam who netted past Custom's custodian Rashaun Patterson in the 61st minute.
With the game heading for extra-time, Ross rose high and headed home in added time.
After the game, Carib Cement's coach and former national senior striker Paul Laidley said that his team wanted it more.
"As I told you in the pre-match interview, it will be the team that wanted it most. On the day, we were that team. We were the better team in the first half, but went behind. We made two substitutions during the second half and Thompson set up the first goal then Ross found the winner," Laidley reasoned.
With the KO title in the bag, Carib Cement will not be able to do the double as they are not in contention for a place in the League semi-final.
"We are struggling in the league, trying to avoid relegation," he added.