Former GK leading Dunoon's ambitions
Former Dunoon Technical goalkeeping hero-turned-coach Gregory Hall said he will be looking to make this season a successful one for the 1998 Manning Cup winners. This follows their 2-1 win over Papine High in the ISSA-Flow Manning Cup football competition yesterday at the Papine High School field in St Andrew.
Renaldo Alridge, formerly of Kingston College, sent the home team ahead with a sizzling bicycle kick in the 11th minute.
Oneil Williams then drew things level with another outstanding goal which came directly from a corner kick in minute 21 before Marvin Henry clinically dispatched a penalty in the 34th minute to hand Dunoon the 2-1 win.
Hall, an All-Manning and national youth goalkeeper, has spent the last three years at his alma mater, taking them to consecutive semi-final appearances in the Under-16 Colts competition.
"It was a stout-hearted effort from these youngsters. We deserved this win. Optimistic is the word all the time. We stick to the game plan, we have a brilliant set of guys," he said.
"I am a former Dunoon player, I know what's it all about to be there, we (Dunoon Technical) won Manning Cup already. Yeah, it's hard work, it's dedication and we are gonna put in the work going forward," he stressed.
Hall kept goal in the 1988 Manning Cup final against Charlie Smith, which Dunoon lost. They were, however, winners in 1998.
Meanwhile, Papine coach Philip Robinson said: "We played well enough to win the match. In the second half, we basically camped out in their half but we just couldn't get the ball into the back of the net."
"I think we still have a good chance to go through to the second round, even though this result will make it hard," he admitted.
Innswood 2, St George's 1
Ardenne 1, Denham Town 1
Eltham 4, KTHS 0
Hydel 5, Cumberland 1
Haile Selassie 1, Greater Portmore 0
Dunoon 2, Papine 1
Jonathan Grant 1, Excelsior 0
Vauxhall 0, Norman Manley 0
Spanish Town 3, Ascot 0