‘Russians’ among heavyweights for Flow Super Cup

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‘COVERATION’: It’s share delight as the eccentric Nazime Mattalie, (on ground peeping) is covered by his teammates as they celebrate his scoring of an exceptional goal for Rusea’s seconds into the second half of their ISSA/Flow Ben Francis Cup Knockout match against Holmwood Technical at Jarrett Park on Wednesday.’ Russia’ won through to the semi-finals 2-0, but were later eliminated. Noelita Lawrence photo

Noelita Lawrence

The first round of the cash laden 4th staging of the Flow Super Cup kicks off later today Friday, November 10, with a classic double header at the Montego Bay Sports Complex beginning at 3 p.m.
another two games are also listed for the same venue on Saturday.

Later today, the likes of newly installed Ben Francis Cup champions Clarendon College, will bid for a place in the next round when they take on heavyweight Manning Cup opposition Calabar in the opening game of the day.

Clarendon College are undefeated so far this year and with one of a possible four trophies already stacked away in the cabinet, they will be gunning at victory as they seek to remain in the hunt.

That match-up will be followed by the encounter involving St. Andrew Technical (STATHS) going up against western powerhouse STETHS in the 5 p.m. clash.

The showdown promises to be an electric affair with both teams having good showings so far in their respective competitions, the Manning and d’Cups.

HEAVYWEIGHT FIREWORKS

The next day, Saturday, should prove equally as exciting as the flamboyant Rusea’s out of Hanover, former winners Jamaica College, Kingston College and Dinthill, are the teams to be on display.

The feature match-up of the day, scheduled to get going at 7 p.m., will see the ‘Russians’ qualifying for a second straight year in a blaze against Kingston College, the beaten Walker Cup finalists.

The Vassell Reynolds team is full of running and has a compact backline which is expected to be tested by the lethal force of the KC team which has banged in more than 40 goals so far this season.

In the meantime, the action gets underway at 5 p.m. and will pit inaugural winners of the tournament, Jamaica College, engaging the beaten Ben Francis Cup finalists, Dinthill Technical.

Flow’s Vice President of Marketing, Carlo Redwood, declared at the launch that this year of the championships could be the best one yet and the most entertaining.

The four semi-finalists from both the Ben Francis and the Walker Cups are the qualifiers for this year’s event, which has been cut from an initial 16 teams to eight.

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