S L Horfords St. Paul’s United has for the third straight year defended their SKNFA FA Cup title, when they came from behind to defeat Rams Village Superstars 3-2 in the dying moments of the game recently at the Warner Park. The match was a thrilling encounter before a sold-out crowd. St Paul’s taking the lead in the 26th min by Jovaughne Leader. But Village Superstars were not to be outdone and just minutes before halftime scored two quickfire goals from G’vaune Amory and Kimaree Rogers going in at halftime leading 2-1. But St. Paul’s never say die attitude kicked in along with a burst of rain. Keithroy Freeman equalized from a corner kick in the second half, and Vinceroy Nelson, in the dying moments of the match sealed the win.
After the match, manager of St. Paul’s Derionne Edmeade, spoke about the character of his team to win a third straight FA Cup title. “To be honest, when we started this season, one of the things that we (spoke about) were all the championships that would be available this year. The first one was the President’s Cup. For us getting that was important,” he said. “So, we went in the locker room, after we gave up the goal (down 2-1); we came out the second half and we gave it all that we had,” he added. St. Paul’s now set their sights on defending their SKNFA Premier League title for a third straight year, as they participate in the 2023 Super Six playoffs, which got underway on Friday.