STETHS stop Trinity in seven-goal thriller

first_imgWESTERN 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.last_img read more

Leverkusen keeper Leno joins Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has completed his move to Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, June 19 – Arsenal have completed a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal are yet to confirm the transfer fee or length of Leno’s contract. The 26-year-old made 230 appearances for Leverkusen across seven seasons in the Bundesliga and has won six caps for Germany but was not included in Joachim Low’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.The Stuttgart academy product holds the distinction of being the youngest goalkeeper to feature in a Champions League match when he played for Leverkusen against Chelsea in 2011 at just 19 years and 193 days old.Arsenal’s head coach Unai Emery told the club’s website: “We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us.“Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”Leno will become Emery’s second official signing since replacing Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, with former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving on a free transfer.Sky Sports News understands the Gunners have also agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with the transfer expected to be formally announced on July 1.They are also in talks with Sampdoria for midfielder Lucas Torreira and an agreement is close, according to Sky in Italy.-By Sky Sports- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more