St George's College in seventh heaven
Robert Bailey, Sunday Gleaner Writer
Striker Amoy Brown netted a hat-trick to guide St George's College to a humiliating 7-0 victory over Kingston College (KC) in their Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup match at the wet Win-chester Park yesterday.
The speedy Brown scored his goals in the 36th, 66th and 75th minutes to move his tally to 10 for the season. He received valuable support from Alex Marshall, who notched a double in the 64th and 73rd minutes.
Gregory Messam Jr (30th) and Shevon Stewart (61st) were the other scorers for the Neville 'Bertis' Bell-coached St George's.
The Georgians were recording their second victory over KC in the group this season, following a 3-0 win over their rivals two-weeks ago at Clovelly Park.
Marcel Gayle, assistant coach of St George's, said he was very delighted with his team's efforts. "I thought it was a good performance from my team," said Gayle. "The boys stuck to the game plan because they went out and they executed in front of the goal."
Gayle, however, was surprised by his team's margin of victory.
"I didn't expect a 7-0 victory from us, but I knew that we have the quality to go out there and score goals," he said.
Lenworth Hyde, the coach of KC, was a disappointed man.
"We didn't play any football today," said Hyde. "I am very disappointed with how we played, but we lost a couple of players through the chik-V (chikungunya virus), and so we had to make up the squad," he said.
The home side dominated the early exchanges and were finally rewarded when Messam broke inside the 18-yard box and fired home a powerful right-footed shot past goalkeeper Shaquille Graham, who was well beaten at his near post.
Brown doubled St George's lead six minutes later, when he arrived at the near post to head home a cross from Delano Brooks past Graham. KC found the going tough in the first half, as they failed to register a shot on target.
- Group A
St George's 7 KC 0
Waterford 4 Campion College 0
- Group B
Tivoli 2 St Mary's College 2
- Group D
Haile Selassie 1 Dunoon 2
Papine 1 Greater Portmore 0
Camperdown 3 Bridgeport 0
- Group E
Wolmer's 4 Holy Trinity 0
- Group G
Norman Manley 0 JC 3
KTHS 1 Jonathan Grant 1