WESTERN BUREAU:Rural kingpins St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) stormed back from the brink of elimination to edge Holy Trinity High 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller in the FLOW Super Cup round of 16 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.STETHS’ leading marksman, Jovoney Brown, struck a brace in the 12th and 85th minutes, respectively, as the Santa Cruz-based school rallied to score two goals late into the action to erase Holy Trinity’s 3-2 lead.Holy Trinity took the lead on three occasions, but were pegged back each time by STETHS. The Kingston-based Holy Trinity took the lead with a Rajhae Welsh goal in the eighth minute.Brown found the equaliser when he rose above the Holy Trinity defenders to flick a header into the far corner. Shortly after, Holy Trinity were again in front when Shemar Farmar scored.Again, STETHS showed character and poise to level things through Demar James, who lobbed Holy Trinity goalkeeper Antonio Millington.With the teams going into the breakeven, STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn said he only told his players to relax, enjoy the game and remain focused.On the 68th minute, Dante Green, Holy Trinity’s second-half substitute, scored the easiest goal of the evening to put his team in the lead again after a goalkeeping error.SUPERIOR STRENGTHThereafter, it was practically all STETHS. They used superior strength and their usual courage to orchestrate a fightback that resulted in goals from Rojay Robinson in the 83rd and Brown in the 85th minutes, respectively, to log the win, which resulted in them sweeping into the quarter-finals.”We never doubted the outcome. Even when we are trailing, I know we have the ability to win games like these,” said Wedderburn.”This is a match that typifies how tough mentally this STETHS team really is, and the guys did everything we asked of them in securing this victory,” he said.Everton Russell, the assistant coach at Holy Trinity, said the loss was a severe blow to his team, especially after holding the lead three times.”The boys are distraught. I think we did enough, but they had some more as you see in the result, but it was a good game. both teams counter-punched with skill, but in the end, there could only be one winner,” conceded Russell.
Mo Farah is one name that resonates with the world of distance running. The 5,000m and 10,000m runner won gold in both the events in two consecutive Olympics (2012, 2018) and his famous ‘Mobot’ celebration became instantly famous.Farah switched from track race to being a road runner last year after the Diamond League at home, where he won the gold medal in 10,000m and silver in 5,000m. Usain Bolt took retirement and so did Mo Farah and just like that, two poster boys of athletics had left a void.Mo Farah recently won the Chicago marathon in two hours, 5 minutes and 11 seconds to set a European record and there are constant whispers that track may not have seen the last of Mo Farah yet.However, with Mo Farah off the long-distance track, there is a question mark on how to take distance running to people and who will fans admire and look up to in distance running. Farah, himself, gives out a little bit of secret.”I think you have to make it interesting, you have to make people enjoy, you have to be honest with them and you have to be able to connect. I just tried to be myself, I am crazy, I’m mad and I just love this sport,” Mo Farah told indiatoday.in at the sidelines of a Royal Stag Perfect Strokes event in New Delhi.It has been perfect career in many ways for Mo Farah, achieving possibly everything that an athlete dreams of and he believes, success lies in keeping things simple.advertisement Mo Farah and AB de Villiers, were in New Delhi for a Royal Stag Perfect Strokes event (Royal Stag Photo)”If you enjoy and love what you are doing, you are bound to achieve success and the perfection you strive for. Sometimes we complicate things more than needed and instead, just stay focused and keep working,” Mo Farah said.Of all the success that Mo Farah has seen in his track career, the 2012 London Olympics gold in 10,000m and 5,000m remains the most special for him.He feels to have won Olympic medals in front of his home crowd and having an extremely diverse crowd of 75,000 cheering on for him was special.”I came to Britain at the age of 8 from Somalia and I didn’t even know the language. It was tough to settle in. When I began running, I didn’t even dream of being an Olympic champion and then to do it at home was incredible.”Four years before 2012, we were all so excited that the Olympics are going to happen in London and then to win in front of home crowd — that was as close to perfect as it can be. People from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and people back home, Muslims or Christians — everyone came together that time to cheer for me and it was beautiful.” London Olympics gold in 10,000m and 5,000m remains the most special for Mo Farah (IndiaToday Photo)Mo Farah is currently running marathon, he has taken the road. His fellow iconic athlete Usain Bolt is looking to pursue a professional footballing career in Australia. Mo Farah loves football too, he’s an Arsenal supporter but it is actually a little bit of tennis that he doesn’t mind playing.”I love football and many other sports. I am not really good at cricket, I have tried it. May be a bit of tennis.”Mo Farah said he would be following the Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday and wishes the best for the athletes. Despite the pollution concerns in Delhi, Mo Farah stated that he has raced all over the world and it is all about discipline.”I don’t really know what kind of race it is going to be but you’ve got to do the best of you can. I have ran many many races, in Japan, in China, pretty much everywhere really. You’ve just got to do you best as an athlete and not try to complicate because there is only as much pollution as you and the runners will feel alike.”