Wolmer’s Girls beat Meadowbrook High
On Friday March 6, 2015, Wolmer’s Girs’ School beat Meadowbrook High in the ISSA Schoolgirls’ Competition at Meadowbrook playfield. It was an exciting 3-2 win for the girls from Marescaeux Road who had to come from behind twice before clinching the winner in the 2nd half.
The game began with the home team settling early and taking the ascendency. They were rewarded with a well-taken effort by number 7, Jamila Ashley, who was a constant threat throughout, eluding her marker and firing home a low shot from the edge of the box.
The goal seemed to awaken WGS and they hit back minutes later through their star player, Sherese “Frisk” Clarke, who sprinted down the right flank before placing her effort wide of the Meadowbrook custodian. WGS would control the play after that but found the combination of number 10 Kayanna Gordon in midfield and Ashley up front, difficult to contain on the counterattack.
Ashley was eventually fouled on the edge of the box on one of her regular releases from Gordon. The wily little striker picked up herself and curled her freekick over the wall and out of reach of a badly-positioned O’Neilia Yearde in goal for WGS.
Again, falling behind a second time seemed to spark life into the Wolmerians, who responded just before half-time with another equaliser. Clarke, effective in the ‘hole’ position, with her close skills and shooting, released the burly first former, Amoy Braham, up front. Braham hussled her marker and calmed herself before slotting home from close range.
The half ended 2-2.
The 2nd half belonged mainly to the visitors with Meadowbrook’s key player, Ashley, visibly tiring from overwork. This allowed the veteran, Cassanique “Ten-Ten” Bailey in defense for WGS, more time to negociate her movement and nullify her threat. Soon Clarke found the winner and her 7th goal of the season when she squeezed home a corner after a melee in the goal area.
WGS then held on for victory while pressing cautiously for the clincher. The win maintains their 2 points lead of the zone over Edith Dalton who beat Charlie Smith 3-0, also on Friday. Wolmer’s will next play Tivoli, the only team to beat them. The Wolmerians will seek to avenge that loss when they travel to Tivoli on Monday for the return leg.
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by Nicholas Alexander