SUPER CUP: Calabar shock Clarendon College, STETHS beat STATHS
Calabar High and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) have booked their spots in the semi-finals of the 2017 ISSA/FLOW Super Cup, following the opening day of action at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Friday.
The Red Hills Road-based Calabar turned in a big performance to shock red-hot Clarendon College 4-3 in the opening game of the double-header.
Striker Colin Anderson led the way for Calabar High with a second half hat-trick, after Khalfani Brown had put the team on course for the unlikely victory with a first minute goal.
Brown's goal handed Calabar High the lead until the 14th minute when Clarendon College found the equaliser through captain Ricardo McIntosh.
Five minutes after the first half break, Clarendon College took a 2-1 lead, but that was short-lived as Anderson scored three goals in 11 minutes to hand Calabar a 4-2 lead with 21 minutes remaining on the clock.
Anderson's goal came in the 58, 64th and 69th minutes. Clarendon pulled back a late goal in the 87th minute to make the score 4-3.
The defeat was the first for Clarendon College this season and came three days after they had won the rural area Ben Francis knockout title following a big 4-1 victory over Dinthill Technical in the final.
Calabar, which was returning to action for the first time in seven days, rebounded from their 6-1 whipping against Jamaica College in the semi-finals of the urban area Walker Cup knockout competition.
In the second game of the double-header, STETHS defeated St Andrew Technical High School 4-3 on penalties after the teams had battled to a 1-1 draw after full time. Extra-time is not a feature of the competition.
This edition of the Super Cup will run for three weeks and features eight teams - the semi-finalists from the Walker Cup and the semi-finalists from the Ben-Francis Cup.
A prize package of $1.8 million will be shared among the eight participating schools.
The winner of the Super Cup will take $1 million dollars cash for school development.
A new champion will be crowned this season as 2016 winners Wolmer's Boys failed to qualify this year.
Calabar 4 Clarendon College 3
STATHS 1 STETHS 1 (STETHS WON 4-2 ON PENALTIES)
Jamaica College vs Dinthill High School – 5:00 p.m.
Kingston College vs Rusea’s High School – 7:00 p.m.