January 19

Wedderburn: Team needed stern half-time talk

first_imgWestern Bureau Omar ‘Rambo’ Wedderburn, coach of St. Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), revealed yesterday that he gave his team a stern halftime talk before they came back from a goal down to defeat Charlie Smith High 2-1 in their ISSA Champions Cup match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. yesterday. Kemoy Bailey gave Charlie Smith the lead in the first minute of the game which they held to the break. However, ten minutes into the second half goalkeeper Devontae Clarke equalised from the penalty spot with his third goal of the season. STETHS continued to apply the pressure which resulted in substitute Adam Griffiths netting the winner in the 65th minute. “I think it is always good to fight from one goal down. The halftime made a difference as the players came out a different team in the second half. It didn’t need any technical or tactical adjustment we just needed heart. We know how to play the ball on a good surface which was lacking in the first half. However, in the second half we came out, and put the ball on the ground,” said Wedderburn. “We had a strong talk in the changing room. Sometimes you have to deal with it like you’re on the street to make them understand,” he added. In their semifinal on Friday STETHS will meet defending Manning Cup Champions Jamaica College who also recorded a come from behind 2-1 win over Holy Trinity. In the other semi-final Cornwall College will face St George’s College.  Yesterday Cornwall defeated Camperdown High 2-0 while St George’s whipped St Andrew Technical 5-0.last_img read more