Walker Cup kings – Wolmer’s lift third KO title in four years with penalty shoot-out win over St George’s

first_imgWolmer’s Boys’ School heaped more misery on St George’s College yesterday, defeating their North Street rivals 5-4 on penalties for their third ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup knockout title in four years, and fifth overall. The teams had played to a 0-0 finish in regulation time and were tied 1-1 after extra-time at Stadium East. Alphanso Gooden put Wolmer’s in front four minutes into extra-time. However, St George’s were awarded a penalty and Dominic James converted in the 100th minute. Rojay Smith, Kashaun Smith, Gooden, Shamar Jemison and Jamale Hall netted their spot kicks for the Heroes’ Circle school, while Kobe Steibel was missing. Akeem Prawl, Alex Marshall, Ronaldo Watson and Paul Young Jr scored penalties for St George’s, but extra-time penalty hero James missed on the second time of asking from the spot. Tense shoot-out There was to be more drama as Steibel missed his penalty for Wolmer’s immediately after to bring the ‘Georgians’ back into the contest. But Jemison saved the very next kick, from Jevoun McKella, to give Wolmer’s victory. Wolmer’s coach, Vassell Reynolds, who was winning his first senior schoolboy football title after regular successes at the Under-14 and Under-16 levels, said the knockout tournament was tailor-made for Wolmer’s this season. “The way we play was always going to suit us for knockout competitions. We always play to our strength and we didn’t get many goals. We didn’t have the killer instinct upfront and we didn’t have that marquee player, so we built our platform from defence and it took us this far,” he commented. In a low key first-half, St George’s controlled possession, but Wolmer’s looked more threatening going forward. They nearly went ahead in the 15th minute, but Jahwahni Hinds fired over from inside the box. After the break, the game got better and St George’s created a number of openings where they could have taken the lead. However, captain Shevon Stewart squandered three great chances to give his team the advantage. Four minutes into extra-time, Wolmer’s grabbed the lead when Gooden headed home after a corner was redirected back across goal. St George’s rallied when McKellar was fouled in the box and James tucked away the spot-kick to bring his team level. “We lost the Manning Cup and we wanted this one. We knew we had one to go and we got them (players) back up (from Saturday’s Manning Cup defeat). Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way and we are disappointed that we didn’t win this one,” stated St George’s coach, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell. “But when it goes to the penalty spot it’s a bit of a lottery.”last_img read more

Blackwater owner hoping for the best amid lockout fears

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award With the fire between the Board of Governors still yet to be doused, expressed worries about a possibility of a lockout in the PBA’s 43rd season.Sy shared that the possibility of the seven teams excusing themselves from playing was initially discussed when the status of Narvasa’s commissionership first came up.“When they were fighting for the commissioner, we said that if they force it, the seven teams might not play, so there’s gonna be a lockout because the five other teams cannot play on their own,” he said.But he is hopeful that the whatever issue affecting the league would be resolved in time for the opening of the 43rd season.“Let’s hope for the best. Let’s just hope that there won’t be any lockout. We don’t want to see something like the NBA lockout a few years ago and there’s no tournament. We need to give fans assurance that by December 17, the PBA should be on the roll already,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “Now, it’s no longer that heated in the board room. The five teams are more or less agreeing to have a search committee on the new commissioner,” he said.“I heard there are plans to have a search committee to see who are available candidates and I heard the Board might be working on it. Maybe by next week, there should be a good news that will come up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBut the annual planning held in Los Angeles, where it was expected that the issue regarding Chito Narvasa’s fate as commissioner would be resolved, was for naught with four governors–including chairman Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX—absent from the trip.Blackwater is with the seven-team bloc, together with NLEX, TNT, Meralco, Alaska, Rain or Shine, and Phoenix calling for the head of commissioner Chito Narvasa, while the five others — San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia, have all backed the beleaguered league executive. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The impasse between the PBA Board of Governors remain, but Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy observed that cooler heads have prevailed since the two sides’ war of words two weeks ago.Sy is also expecting the search for the next PBA commissioner to commence soon.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazillast_img read more