Tuesday saw the first live national broadcast of a football game at William Knibb Memorial High. The fine form of Christojay Daley no doubt is what drew TVJ to Martha Brae.
Daley had been in fine form, scoring two hat-tricks in two games. He continued this fine form on Tuesday to give his team a 1-0 victory over fellow Trelawny team, Cedric Titus High.
Cedric Titus are not having their traditionally dominant season and after this game, they have lost 2 and won one. They are now second to last (4th out of five) in the point standings.
From The Observer
Daley’s 25th-minute goal was enough for William Knibb to beat Cedric Titus for the first time in a first-round game, taking his goals’ tally to seven. Cedric Titus ended the game with 10 players after Arrivinda Dixon was sent off minutes after he came on as a second- half substitute. Source.
From : The Gleaner
William Knibb Memorial High School edged Cedric Titus High School 1-0 in Group C action of the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup to break a six-year winless streak in their Trelawny derby yesterday.
Christo-Jay Daley scored the lone goal for William Knibb in the 28th minute after a scrappy Cedric Titus defence failed to clear a cross into the box. The goal was Daley’s seventh goal in three games and followed two hat-tricks in previous matches.
William Knibb head coach Dwight Jeremiah applauded his defensive unit for holding a slim lead for over an hour.
“It is important for us to learn to win even when we are not playing well,” he said. “In a derby, form is thrown out the window, and who wants it more is what you will get. You will get heart and aggression, so quality may dip, and that’s what we saw today.
“Sometimes people don’t appreciate the defensive side of the game, but we defended well today. Yes, Cedric Titus created a few chances, but they didn’t work our goalkeeper, so 1-0 was a fair result,” he added.
Jeremiah dismissed criticism of his team being too defensive in the second half.
“We didn’t come back out to try and defend [the lead],” he said. “I guess with young players, the longer it went and we didn’t score, despite creating chances, they will sit back. It’s natural for players who haven’t beaten this team in six years and leading 1-0.”
Cedric Titus head coach Wade Crawford said that he was disappointed in being the first coach to lose to William Knibb in six years but is confident that they will get revenge in the second leg.
In another game involving a Trelawny team, Herbert Morrison were held goalless for the second-successive game as they played out a nil-all draw away to Trelawny’s Holland High, who were picking up their first point this season.
It snapped a two-game losing start for Holland. The point took Herbert Morrison back into second place behind William Knibb with five points, but they have played one game more than the other schools.
Images via William Knibb DaCosta Cup Team.