WESTERN BUREAU:Omar Wedderburn said he told his St Elizabeth Technical players to have fun and enjoy last evening’s FLOW Super Cup quarter-final match against Bridgeport High, and they did just that.They completed a deserved 2-0 victory to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the competition.Alex Thompson first fired STETHS into the lead after 18 minutes, and then Demar James completed the scoring with a calm finish in the 78th.Bridgeport did, however, have a chance to cut into STETHS’ lead, but watched as goalkeeper Kenroy Wallace saved brilliantly from a Shakeen Powell penalty kick in the 80th minute.ENJOY THE GAME”I just told them to enjoy the game; it was a quarter-final matchup and we knew that once we enjoyed ourselves, it would be hard to deny us the win,” said a confident Wedderburn.But while STETHS had the lion’s share of ball possession, Bridgeport did have a few good looks at goal, most notably in the 20th minute when Dante Green beat the offside trap. His shot, however, went high over the crossbar to end the first half.STETHS dominated the second half. James struck the upright with a powerful shot on the 60th minute as the rural area kingpins looked to increase their lead.His strike partner, Javoney Brown, also produced a thunderous effort off the dribble 35 yards out, but could only pick out the crossbar.”As seen here tonight, we played like a STETHS team on a mission. On another day, perhaps, we would have scored more, but it is good enough to get us into the semis,” Wedderburn said.Bridgeport’s head coach Garnet Lawrence said his team played well although failing to score.”We played good football tonight. We showed that we are a good team, but sometimes good teams lose,” said Lawrence.
Liverpool will beat Manchester United to a Champions League qualification place, Steve Nicol has told talkSPORT.Brendan Rodgers’ side have bounced back from a dreadful start to the season to be the Premier League’s form team since Christmas, taking 29 points from their last 11 games.United, themselves on a decent run of form, are currently keeping them out of the top four, but Nicol insists it is only a matter of time before Liverpool leapfrog their long-time rivals.Speaking on Extra Time, the Anfield great said: “Man United got themselves into a great position but at this stage of the season it is all about momentum.“You can’t argue that Man United are picking up points. But Liverpool at the moment don’t care who is put in front of them – they just go about their business.“The good Liverpool teams of the past have all been about good passing and good movement and this team’s passing is accurate, the movement is fantastic, and they are giving anybody that is put in front of them a headache. If they keep playing the way they are, who is going to beat them?“Nobody likes to play against teams that are moving all over the place and passing accurately. That is the key – the passing is accurate. When it isn’t, you are turning the ball over, teams are putting pressure on you, and it is a different game.“When you are at your best and the passing is accurate, players move because they know they will get the ball, and that is exactly what Liverpool are doing right this minute.“If Liverpool continue to steamroll teams, they even have a chance of third place. I think Arsenal are guaranteed [to finish in the top four]. It is Arsenal and Liverpool for third and fourth.”