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Clarendon, Cornwall oust Frome, Dinthill to book daCosta Cup final spots

By Sports Desk November 21, 2018

Cornwall College (CC) striker Matthew Thorpe missed a gaping goal from four yards out but held his nerve to slot home from 12, in a tense 4-2 penalty victory over Frome Technical in the ISSA/WATA daCosta semi-finals on Wednesday.  

In the end, Thorpe polished off a perfect penalty shootout for Cornwall after firing hard to the left of the Frome goalkeeper to spark wild celebrations.  Shavon McDonald, Calvin Gardner, Denyu Ricketts also converted from the spot for CC, while Giovanni Mitto and Jevoy Harvey scored for Frome.

In a hard-fought 0-0 battle during regular time, Thorpe’s 89th minute miss was the most glaring miscue but both teams created enough quality chances to take the lead during regular time. 

Cornwall College will face Clarendon College in the final, who earlier in the day defeated Dinthill 4-0 to secure their spot in the final.  Nicque Daley opened the scoring for Clarendon and added another, the pair of goals split by a Ricardo McIntosh strike.  Javel Ellis closed out the scoring for Clarendon College.  

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