Dependable Dinthill Technical striker Rajae Layne struck twice as the team served up a surprise 2-1 win over Cornwall College to secure a place in the daCosta final at the Montego Bay Complex on Wednesday.
The typically lethal Layne, however, may have considered himself a bit fortunate to give the team the lead, against the run of play, as it was the favourites who dominated the early exchanges. The forward took full advantage of the team’s first meaningful attack in the third minute, however, his weak connection to a deflected cross looping over Cornwall College custodian Peter Sinclair and high into the net.
Cornwall would continue to pour forward, however, but found reply, much as they have for most of the season, through Brandon Curate’s trusted left foot. The converted striker scored his 11th goal of the season after whipping in a trademark freekick, which nestled into the net at the far post.
Despite Cornwall again having the better of the place for a good chunk of the second half, the day would belong to Layne and Dinthill.
This time, the striker made use of sloppy handling of the ball just outside the 18-yard area by the Cornwall defense, before driving into the box to calmly slot past Sinclair, in the 73rd minute. Dinthill will meet Clarendon College in the final, following their 3-0 victory over McGrath.
It must be noted that the New York Chapter of Dinthill Technical High School Alumni Association is a Major sponsor of the Football Program.