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Cornwall hunt the double!

MoBay boys seek Under-14, Under-16 football titles

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Thursday, December 06, 2012    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James - CORNWALL College will be seeking to win the ISSA/Busta rural area Under-14 and Under-16 football double tomorrow when they contest both finals at St Elizabeth Technical in Santa Cruz.

On Tuesday, Cornwall College beat Lacovia High 2-0 in the Under-14 semi-finals while Peterlee Vassell scored twice to beat Rusea’s High 3-1 in the Under-16 semi-finals at Cornwall College to advance to the deciders tomorrow.

On Friday, Cornwall College will meet St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) in the Under-14 final and Manchester High in the Under-16 game, both in Santa Cruz.

Also on Tuesday, STETHS beat Manchester High on penalty kicks in their Under-14 semi-final game at Manchester High while Manchester High blanked Godfrey Stewart High 2-0 in the Under-16 semi-final.

Cornwall College, which qualified for four straight Under-14 finals, squandered a number of good scoring chances before completing a 2-0 win over a plucky Lacovia team.

Shemar Hines had given Cornwall the lead from a free kick in the 15th minute while a spectacular goal from what tuned out to be the final kick of the game in the 70th minute from Emanuel Campbell sealed the victory.

Campbell fired the volley into the roof of the goal from some 20 yards out after his teammates had wasted no fewer than five scoring chance in the second half.

In the Under-16 game, Cornwall College gave long-time rivals Rusea’s little time to settle as Vassell and Alrick Ottey, both members of the daCosta Cup team scored in the first 10 minutes to give them a good start.

Vassell added his second and the team’s third in the second half after the teams had ended 1-1 in an earlier game.

Cornwall College, the losing allisland Under-14 finalists in 2009 and 2010, are seeking their third trip to the play-offs in four years.

The winners of Friday’s Under-14 final will face the winners of the rural area’s eastern section on Monday for the all-rural title.

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