STETHS shootout win boots defending champions KC from Champions Cup

By November 02, 2018

Last year’s beaten finalist St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) turned the tables on defending champions Kingston College (KC) to claim a thrilling penalty shootout win in the ISSA Champions Cup first round, on Friday, at Sabina Park.

STETHS goalkeeper Devonte Bancroft proved to be the hero of the tense shootout after scoring from the spot and making two big stops in the 6-5 sudden death penalty shootout win.  However, several players also missed from 6 yards with Kingston College’s Ari Rodgers, Dwayne Atkinson and Scott McLeod all failing to hit the target.  For STETHS Shemar Murray and Tahjae Palmer missed from the spot, before Deangello Brown crashed the ball into the back of the net for a famous win.

In regular time, Kevaun Garwood, who would also later score from the spot, gave STETHS the lead after calmly passing the ball into the back of the net from the top of the area in the 29th minute.

 KC’s Jahmari Morrison then scored an exquisite free kick to bring the North Street school back on level terms in the 56th minute.  Despite carving out a few chances, neither team was able to wrest the advantage before the game would have to be decided from the penalty spot.    

In the earlier encounter of a double header, St Georges’ registered a 2-0 win over Garvey Maceo.  Emelio Rousseau gave the North Street team the lead with a brilliant free kick two minutes into the match, with Damini Harris later polishing things off for the Blues with a tap in from close range in the 31st minute.

 

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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