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STGC ready to Glenmuir fight

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2015 | 10:00 AMLivingston Scott
St George's College's coach Neville Bell celebrates a goal with star striker Gregory Messam Jr.

St George's College go into today's FLOW/ISSA Super Cup quarter-final game against Glenmuir very mindful that they exited the tournament at this very stage last season.

Wolmer's stunned the North Street school 3-0 to advance to last season's semi-final. However, assistant coach Marcel Gayle says the team is determined to get past the last eight, and into the final this year.

"Last year, we were in the same position and we lost, and it cost us, so we cannot take anything for granted. We will have to do what we have to to get the win," he said.

Many people have placed a question mark on St George's character and their ability to fight to the death, with many calling Neville 'Bertis' Bell's team soft.

However, since the end of the first round, the 'Light Blues' have raised their game to another level and their early-round vulnerability seems to be in the distant past, as they have toyed with opponents in their last four matches, with only St Jago putting up any real resistance to their offensive onslaught.

But although they start favourite against the wily Patrick 'Jackie' Walters and his Glenmuir side for the contest, Bell does not expect a walkover and insists that his players will roll up their sleeves and fight tooth and nail if that is required.

"We know it's not going to be a stroll in the park and we will probably have to dig deep and show our determination and our character, but we will if we have to," he continued.

Alex Marshall continue to lead the way for Bell's team with an impressive 16 goals in all competitions. He has been greatly supported by Shevon Stewart (12) and Gregory Messam Jr (12).

Marshall and Stewart, in particular, have proven to be a handful for most teams, and if they are allowed to have their way again today, St George's will only take the game today.

Although the 'Georgians' have conceded nine goals this season, their attack more than compensate for their shortcomings in defence, with over 51 goals scored so far this season.