We want more – STGC principal

first_img JC A TOUGH TEAM Principal Margaret Campbell believes her St George’s College (STGC) school spirit will soar even higher following that institution’s emphatic ISSA/Flow Super Cup 4-0 beating of Jamaica College (JC) inside the National Stadium, last Saturday. STGC pocketed $1,000,000, JC took home $375,000 for second place, while Wolmer’s Boys finished third after beating St Jago 2-1. 17-year-old Alex Marshall, STGC’s influential striker, was named the Golden Boot winner for his six goals. Following Saturday’s massive final, which saw the Corporate Area kingpins settle at one Super Cup each, STGC’s jubilant principal is eying “more titles and more success.” “This year when our theme is ‘STGC good and true, fanning the flames of the white and blue’, this just brings everybody together. It’s just wonderful to win, and the million dollars of course is wonderful,” Campbell joked. “I have to say our coach Neville Bell is wonderful, but in addition to that, I think because we are now expected to be winning in football the students that choose us choose because of football. “I believe in excellence, win or lose, I am proud of my boys but it’s always good to win, so it would be good to win all four titles. It would do a lot for us in terms of school spirit, support for us and support from our old boys,” the principal told The Gleaner. She added: “JC were not a walk over, they’re a tough team to beat.” “Absolutely, big celebrations for us next week, just a school thing for now until we figure out what we are going to do,” she outlined. Saturday’s final was a vintage performance from Alex Marshall who scored two and played a part in all four goals. Gregory Messam Jr dispatched a fifth-minute penalty after Marshall was dragged down in the penalty box. Marshall then finished off an exquisite strike from captain Shevon Stewart in minute 14. The irrepressible number 11 returned to torment JC in the second half, with his frustrated man-marker Ajeanie Talbott getting his second yellow card for a foul 24 yards out. Former JC player Ronaldo Watson caressed home the free kick in minute 53, while Marshall polished off his superb brace in the 58th minute. “It was always difficult against Stewart and Marshall we applied a man-marker against Marshall, he found space and anytime he got a look on goal it’s a goal. St George’s and Jamaica College is always a tough rivalry, hats off to St George’s, they were the better team, they were decisive in front of goal,” said JC Coach Miguel Coley. – Shayne Fairmanlast_img read more

World Cup 2019 semi-finalists: Australia, India, England, New Zealand

first_imgThe 4 semi-finalists of the 2019 Cricket World Cup have now been confirmed. Australia, India and England had already qualified for the last four while New Zealand made it to semis after Pakistan’s chances were dashed by Bangladesh when they reached 8 in the 2nd over.Pakistan needed an improbable but not impossible margin of victory in their final group match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup to qualify for the semi-finals ahead of New Zealand.However, after Pakistan managed 315 for 9 off their 50 overs, they needed to bowl Bangladesh out for 8 or less.Australia have so far won 7 out of 8 matches and top the points table. India have won 6, lost 1 while the game against New Zealand was washed out.England, the 2019 World Cup hosts, reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. New Zealand, who were the table toppers for most of the tournament, finished with 5 wins from 9 matches.Australia and New Zealand are in the World Cup semi-finals for the 8th time while India have reached their 7th World Cup semi-final.New Zealand and England are yet to win the World Cup unlike Australia who have won it 5 times and India who have lifted the trophy twice.The semi-finals line-up will be decided on Saturday after India and Australia play their final league matches.If India beat Sri Lanka and Australia lose to South Africa, India will finish on top of the table and play New Zealand. In that case, Australia will play England for a spot in the final.advertisementAssuming Australia finish 1st and India remain 2nd in the points table, this is how the semi-finals line-up will look like:1st semi-final: Australia vs New Zealand at Manchester on July 92nd semi-final: India vs England at Birmingham on July 11.Also Read | Babar Azam breaks a 27-year-old World Cup record for PakistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Fans amused as Sarfaraz Ahmed says Pakistan will try to post 500 vs Bangladeshlast_img read more