Friday 7 August, 2020

Clarendon College win Olivier Shield

daCosta Cup champions Clarendon College defeated Manning Cup winners Jamaica College (JC) 4-1 on penalties at the National Stadium to retain the Olivier Shield on Saturday.

Both schools had battled to a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes regulation. Oquassa Chong had given JC the lead minutes before the final whistle, but Clarendon's goalkeeper Prince-Daniel Smith scored a dramatic equaliser with just seconds remaining.

The match was disrupted after 26 minutes, when the lights inside the stadium failed to switch on because of a power outage in the area. This lasted for approximately 45 minutes.

Chong scored from close range after picking up a loose ball, but that was nullified by Smith, who bundled home a corner, after his counterpart custodian, Daniel Russell, committed an error. Smith had advanced upfield for the corner.

In the penalty kicks, Clarendon were perfect from the spot, with JC missing two chances.

It is Clarendon's fifth hold on the Olivier Shield, which is contested by the winners of the Corporate Area Manning Cup and the rural area daCosta Cup schoolboy football competitions.

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