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Falmouth United search for talent

Observer West writer

Thursday, June 07, 2018

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny —Newly crowned Trelawny Football Association Grandeur Transportation Services/MonyMusk Rum Trelawny FA Major League champions Falmouth United will be seeking to improve the depth of their team as they embark on their first Western Confederation Super League campaign later this year.

Falmouth United, which was created last year, to replace Baca Star United, were promoted to the Super League, after beating Duanvale FC 2-1 in the final played on the grounds of the Elleston Wakeland Centre on Sunday and joins Somerton FC of St James as two of the four teams to be promoted.

Dr Dean Weatherly, coach of the team that was unbeaten throughout the Major League campaign, admitted that despite the success of this season, they will have to strengthen the team if they are to compete in the Super League.

“In the off-season we have to go sit down and see the players who can match up for the next league, as well as to go and do some scouting as we have to recruit better players,” he said, adding that “the next level is much higher and we have to be competitive”.

Falmouth United won 11 of the 13 games they played in the Major League, scoring 35 goals and conceded seven.

Weatherly said their dominance in the season and confidence might have led to their “at times sub-par performances” in the semi-finals and final.

“The final was scrappy and not up to expectation; the game was lack-lustre I expected more,” he told the Jamaica Observer West.

“But the tone was set from the start, so we just have to be grateful to come out as the winners.

“The team played down to the level of the other teams.They were not pushed as they had already beaten all the others teams by wide margins and the other teams must also realise that they have to lift themselves up as well to be more competitive.”

Nicholas Falconer and Jamar Scott scored first-half goals for Falmouth United, before Kenroy Brown salvaged one in time added on for Duanvale FC.

Four players, two from either team, were sent off in a five-minute span in the second half by referee Recordo Sailsman as tempers were rose and threatened to ruin the final.

Falmouth United's Scott went from hero to zero when he was sent off in the 70th minute after getting a second yellow card. Two minutes earlier, Duanvale FC's Rajiv Chung was the first to be sent off only three minutes after he came on the field as a substitute; he was shown a straight red card.

Falmouth United's Phelan Christie and Duanvale FC's Garfield Henlon were both sent off in the 73rd minute for an incident in front of the fourth referee's table on the halfway line as a total of 10 cards were issued in the game.

Falconer set Falmouth United into the lead in the 10th minute when he was well placed on top of the 18-yard box to receive a cross from the right side and powered the ball past goalkeeper Travis Vassell.

Scott added a second just before half-time, taking full advantage of a mistake by Vassell, and scored his ninth goal of the season into an empty net.

Brown got one back for Duanvale FC, a minute into the four minutes added at the end of the second half, as he reacted quicker to a rebound after Falmouth United's goalkeeper David Swaby blocked his point blank shot, but he was first to get to the rebound and toed it across the line.

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