St. George’s College had to fight off a strong come back from Kingston College to retain the High School Boys Taino Cup at Wolmer’s High School for Girls.
The Georgians were ready for the showdown and fielded their strongest side. We played KC earlier in the season and won in that encounter. So, we were pretty confident that if we kept our form, we could pull it off again. In the first half, STGC started off in a spectacular way in front of a vociferous group of STGC supporters and a large number of spectators.
With lighting movement and fancy shooting, within the first five minutes, STGC was 3-0 up, scoring some spectacular goals in the process. But poor defending, resulted in KC pulling 2 goals back in quick succession. The first half of 15 minutes ended 3-2 in favor of the Light Blues.
In the second half the intensity went up exponentially. Both teams were now going all out. STGC again took back the initiative, scoring two good goals early in this half making it 5-2.
This game is very fast and the players have to be strong when your opponent is coming with body charges and stick swinging to hit target areas on the body. It is especially rough when multiple opponents come after a lone attacker with body charges and stick blows!!
As the game progressed, KC would rally, fighting off the STGC defenders to score a great goal making it 5-3. The Georgians would break KC’s dominance in the play and score one more crucial goal mid-way in the half; STGC (6) vs KC (3). With 5 minutes to go, KC now went into all-out attack which included two threatening forward run by the KC’s goalkeeper. They would score 2 goals making it 6-5 in favor of the Light Blues. With 3 minutes to go, STGC had to defend with everything that they had in their defensive armor as KC came relentlessly forward. We would hold on the win by the slimmest of margin.
It was a fantastic final!!!
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