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Relief!

Cornwall College's Jokomba's double sinks Camperdown, sets up semi-final against

BY PAUL A REID
Observer West writer

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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CATHERINE HALL, St James — “Relief,” was the first word from Cornwall College's striker Aiden Jokomba after his double on Saturday night to lead his school to a 2-0 win over Camperdown High and booked a place in tomorrow' semi-finals of the ISSA Champions Cup all-island knock-out.

Jokomba, his team's leading scorer with 18 goals, had gone three games without scoring before he got a brace in an eight-minute span to kill off the contest, and put Cornwall College into their second semi-final.

Cornwall College, who are unbeaten after 17 games, are also in the semi-finals of the ISSA/Wata daCosta competition and will face Frome Technical next week Thursday.

“Three matches without scoring so I knew that I had to come out out and put in the effort today [Saturday],” Jokomba told the Jamaica Observer West.

The striker, who was slowed in his previous two games by a sore ankle, said “I am still not pain-free, but there has been a lot of improvement, and I am able to train much better, so I am okay.”

Cornwall College face St George's College in tomorrow's semi-final at the Stadium East field in Kingston, in a competitive game for the first time since the early 1980s, for a place in the final and will come up against a former teammate, Leacroft Lettman Jr.

Lettman Jr played football for Cornwall College at the junior level — the Under-14 and Under-16 — before moving to the Kingston school.

Cornwall College are seeking their second spot in the final in three years after they lost 1-0 to Wolmer's Boys' in the 2016 finals when they were the first rural area team to make it to the all-island knockout.

Cornwall College got a measure of revenge over Wolmer's Boys' after beating them 3-2 on penalty kicks in the first round of the Champions Cup after they played out a 1-1 draw in regulation, also at the Montego Bay Sports Complex recently.

Shavon McDonald, like Jokomba were part of the team that lost in the final in 2016, and are expected to lead the team tomorrow along with Solana Birch, Matthew Thorpe and Santino Barracks.

In the second semi-final, another daCosta Cup team, St Elizabeth Technical, will face another former champion, Jamaica College.

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