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Wolmer's face Bridgeport in key clash

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Reynolds

Wolmer's Boys will face Bridgeport High in a top Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup football competition Group E clash at Dunbeholden field in St Catherine, today, starting at 3:30 p.m.

St Jago and Wolmer's are locked on 13 points apiece in the group, however, St Jago have a superior goal difference. Bridgeport occupy third position on nine points, followed by Mona (6) and Kingston High (0).

With that picture, the Wolmer's camp is fully aware that a win would put them in a better position for one of two automatic spots in the group to advance to the next stage.

 

IMPORTANT GAME

 

"This game coming up against Bridgeport is very important. We knew that the games against the St Catherine teams (Bridgeport and St Jago) are key to us advancing from the group. We had a draw against Jago on Friday, and now we face Bridgeport," coach of Wolmer's Vassell Reynolds told The Gleaner yesterday.

"We are most definitely looking for a win, but that won't be easy playing away to a team that is still in contention," the veteran schoolboy coach reasoned.

Alphanso Gooden is Wolmer's top scorer with four goals, and he should get good support from Delano Smith on two goals and captain Kashaun Smith.

Meanwhile, Bridgeport will also be coming all out for a victory that would improve their slim hope of qualifying for the next round.

Bridgeport's new coach Garnett Lawrence is looking forward to this return fixture after losing the first game 2-0 at Wolmer's last month.

"We have been saying to the team all week that this is the game that could make or break us. It is important to secure all three points to stay in contention for a place in the next round," Lawrence who took over as coach this season, said.

In another game, defending champion Jamaica College is highly expected to easily beat Clan Carthy, and cement a spot from Group A to the next round.

- M. S.

 

Today's games

 

Group A:

- Clan Carthy vs Jamaica College

- Tivoli vs Calabar at Edward Seaga Stadium

Group D:

- Penwood vs St Mary's College at Cling Cling Oval

Group E:

- Bridgeport vs Wolmer's at Dunbeholden field

- Kingston High vs St Jago

Group G:

- Campion College vs Kingston College

- Jose Marti vs Camperdown

(Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.)