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By May 21, 2019
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  • Schoolboy football players struck by lightning 'past the worst' claims ISSA president Wellington Schoolboy football players struck by lightning 'past the worst' claims ISSA president Wellington

    Schoolboy football players that were affected by a lightning strike during a Manning Cup match on Monday are reportedly recovering with very little ill effects.

    The match between urban area schoolboy football teams Jamaica College and Wolmer’s was called off after several players suffered injuries when lightning struck the field at Stadium East. 

    Two players, JC’s Terrence Francis and Dwayne Allen of Wolmer’s were taken to the hospital following the incident, with another player later admitted after suffering from chest pains.  According to ISSA president Keith Wellington, none of the players seems to have suffered significant injury and are on the improve.

     “Thankfully they have shown significant improvement.  The Wolmer’s young man was treated and released.  One young man when he initially went to the hospital wasn’t speaking or walking but eventually, he came around and he has been moving and speaking,” Wellington said in an interview on the Sportsmax Zone.

    “All the tests that have been done ECG, CT scans have come back with good results.  I think the major issue now is that that the flash seems to have affected their eyes so the ophthalmologists will examine them.  It appears as though they have passed the worst.”

     

     

     

  • Penalty miss not the end of the world, says Chelsea's Barkley Penalty miss not the end of the world, says Chelsea's Barkley

    Ross Barkley said his penalty miss in Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Valencia would not have kept him from taking another spot-kick because he swiftly brushed off the disappointment.

    Frank Lampard's men fell behind to Rodrigo Moreno's 74th-minute strike in the Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, and the Blues boss sent Barkley on as a substitute six minutes later.

    The England international had been on the field for just seven minutes when his side won a penalty and he stepped up despite Willian and Jorginho both appearing to stake their claims to take it.

    Barkley's spot-kick grazed the top of the crossbar on its way over and Chelsea began their European campaign with a defeat, but the midfielder told reporters: "If there was another penalty in the game I would have been confident of taking it.

    "You can miss penalties. It's not the end of the world.

    "We've got five more group games to go that we're aiming to win."

    While backing himself to convert penalties in the future, Barkley said his team-mates were not vying to take the kick before he stepped up.

    "We've got a lot of good penalty takers in the squad," said Barkley. "On a sheet in the changing room, it says I'm on penalties when I'm on the pitch, otherwise it's Jorginho.

    "All players feel confident of taking penalties, but we can all miss them. It's more 'good luck with the penalty' type of thing, encouraging me. They would have been willing to take it as well, but I felt confident.

    "They were just encouraging me, encouraging me to score the goal. They are confident of taking penalties as well, but I take penalties every day.

    "I don't miss them in training and in pre-season I was scoring penalties. I've missed penalties before, when I was at Everton.

    "I'm gutted I missed, but these things happen."

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