Monday 16 December, 2019

Clarendon College qualify for first Champions Cup final

Clarendon College's striker Rodrick Granville (No. 14), who scored two goals, celebrates with teammates following the ISSA all-island Champions Cup semi-final game against Cornwall College at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  Clarendon College won 3-0. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Clarendon College's striker Rodrick Granville (No. 14), who scored two goals, celebrates with teammates following the ISSA all-island Champions Cup semi-final game against Cornwall College at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Clarendon College won 3-0. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Clarendon College defeated defending champions Cornwall College 3-0 in the first semi-final of the 2019 ISSA all-island Champions Cup Knockout competition at the National Stadium on Saturday to secure their spot in the final.

All three goals came in the second half following an interesting first half where Cornwall College did well to match their more fancied opponents.

Clarendon College vs Cornwall College

Top marksman Rodrick Granville led Clarendon College with a brace, while Tahjay Williams completed the job in the 89th minute to push the Lenworth Hyde-coached team into its first Champions Cup.

Granville scored his first goal in the 53rd minute and completed his double in the 68th minute.

The matchup was the second between the teams in the Champions Cup with Cornwall College scoring a 4-2 victory in the 2016 semi-finals.

With the victory, Clarendon College stretched their unbeaten record to 15 games across the daCosta Cup competition, where they are the defending champions, and the Champions Cup.

In the daCosta Cup competition where the eight-time champions will play Dinthill Technical next Saturday's final, Clarendon College have secured 11 victories and a draw and during that run have scored 44 goals and conceded five.

Clarendon College defeated Wolmer’s Boys 2-0 and St Andrew Technical High School 2-1 in the first two rounds of the Champions Cup.

Clarendon College will play either Kingston College (KC) or Jamaica College (JC) in the final.  The two former champions will contest the second semi-final.

JC won the inaugural title in 2014 when the competition was called Super Cup before it was rebranded in 2018 to Champions Cup; while KC took the title in 2017.

 

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