Togetherness crucial to Cornwall success claims coach Weatherly

By Sports Desk November 25, 2018

Coach of Cornwall (CC) Dr Dean Weatherly has hailed the togetherness of the team as a crucial ingredient in its success, after the historic capture of the ISSA Champions Cup on Saturday.

Cornwall became the first team from rural Jamaica to lay claim to the Champions Cup title, following a 1-0 over Jamaica College.  Shavon McDonald got the game’s only goal in the 19th minute, which ensured their illustrious opponents would the season without a trophy for the first time in five years. 

Weatherly, who has also led the team to the daCosta Cup final where they will face Clarendon College, had warm words of tribute for the closeness of his charges.

“We were working as a team.  As a whole family.  We cried together and we laughed together and enjoyed everything.  We’ve had sad times, happy times and today is the day we stuck to the task,” Weatherly said in looking back at the season.

In front of a sizeable crowd at the National Stadium, Cornwall put away their early chance, before riding a bit of luck after Jamaica College failed to capitalize on chances to equalize.  Weatherly revelled in the historic nature of the achievement.

“Cornwall is a team that always creates history.  It is in our DNA,” the coach said.



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