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Marshall powers STGC to Eltham drubbing

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman
St George’s attacker Alex Marshall (left) tries to shrug off a challenge from Eltham High School’s Leonardo Shakespeare during their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup encounter at St George’s yesterday. Marshall netted four times in his team’s 4-0 win.

Former national under-17 captain, Alex Marshall, seemed in a league of his own, bobbing and weaving his way to four superb goals, leading many time winners St George's College (STGC) to a 6-0 win over Eltham in their Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/Flow Manning Cup competition at Winchester Park yesterday.

Marshall, who had a hand in all six of STGC's goals, scored himself in minutes; 13, 41, 51 and 55. He has scored seven times so far this season.

Hakim Williams scored in the 32nd minute, while Akeem Prawl scored in the 44th.

"I feel elated with my four goals because I listened to the coach's instructions, and he said that we need to start kick from the 18 yard box, and inside the 18, so I went out there and executed," Marshall told The Gleaner.

"I thank God for my performance. My mother said I must start scoring goals now, and stop passing the ball when I can kick," he underlined.

Interestingly, Marshall said he is most looking forward to facing Wolmer's Boys in the competition this season.

"From I was a little boy, coming up from Pepsi (Colt under-16), they always knock me out of competitions, so I want to repay the favour this time," he stressed.

The George's machine was no doubt up and running yesterday, as they bounced back from a shock 2-1 defeat to Innswood, earlier this week.

Aside from a few chances which went wide of goal, or those which became regulation catches for goalkeeper Cyle Elliot, there was nothing in the game for Eltham.

"Usually we don't do as well in the first half, and today we were four nothing up at half-time. We came out much more relaxed in the second half, so it was a good performance, and we give thanks," said STGC coach, Neville Bell.

"We (St George's College) still have some work to do, and we will continue working hard," he stressed.

Meanwhile, coach Glenville Holmes blasted his winless Eltham team.

"So far, we have had a very poor season due mainly to indiscipline. The guys are not following instructions. They go out there and do what they think they should do and not what we as the coaching staff want them to do, and it is costing us dearly," he bemoaned.

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS

GROUP A

Clan Carthy 0-1 St Catherine

GROUP B

Haile Selassie 1Hydel 4

GROUP C

Denham Town 2 Innswood 3

St Georges College 6 Eltham 0

GROUP F

Ascot 1 Norman Manley 3

Vauxhall 2 Jonathan Grant 1

Excelsior 3 Spanish Town 0

TODAY'S GAMES

GROUP A

Tivoli vs Jamaica College

GROUP D

Penwood vs Holy Trinity

Charlie Smith vs St Andrew Technical

GROUP E

Kingston High vs Wolmer's

Bridgeport vs Mona

GROUP G

Jose Marti vs Kingston College

Campion vs Waterford