Glenmuir High Crowned DaCosta Cup Champs

Congratulations to Glenmuir High School on winning the 2012 ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel DaCosta Cup, defeating STETHS 1-0 in extra time.

Glenmuir High scored a hard-fought 1-0 extra time win over pre-season favourites and Ben Francis KO champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) in yesterday’s final at Montego Bay Sports Complex to notch their third ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel daCosta Cup title and first since 2006.

Newton Henry’s 115th-minute goal was the difference between the schools in a tense game that failed to live up the standard that was expected.

Both teams had combined for over 100 goals leading up the final, but the supporters who turned out were made to wait until the second period of extra time for a goal that came from a goalmouth melee.

Glenmuir’s veteran coach Patrick ‘Jackie’ Walters, who was mobbed by supporters after the final whistle from referee Veralton Nembhard, told the Jamaica Observer that this win was special because of the new direction the programe at Glenmuir had taken.

“We have not brought in a single player (on transfer) in the past three years and we don’t have one single players repeating fifth form,” he pointed out.

“This new administration at the school is stressing academics and have thrown their full support behind the team, even with the limited budget available to the school,” he added.

Walters described his team as “silent assassins”, having managed to keep out of the glare of the media while placing second in Zone M, but stepped up the pace from the Inter-Zone round onwards.

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