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I play for the team - STGC star Marshall

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 11:00 AMShayne Fairman
Marshall

Despite a near-perfect season with 21 goals in all competitions, St George's College (STGC) talisman Alex Marshall says he is putting the team ahead of himself when STGC face reigning ISSA/Flow Super Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) in today's final at the National Stadium.

The former national Under-17 midfielder now plays centre forward for STGC to deadly effect, a fact evident also in the Super League where he has helped himself to six goals.

Today, he will no doubt be locked in a duel against the equally gifted defensive grip of JC captain Allando Brown, who himself has impressed all season in the middle of JC's defence.

"I expect it to be a very intense match, so I am looking forward to doing well for the team. I hope, with God's help, I can deliver goals and win the trophy," he said.

Marshall admitted that he was not at his imperious best against cross-street rivals Kingston College in their midweek Manning Cup game, but was happy to score and get the job done.

"I wouldn't say they rely on me, but they expect me to go out there every time I get the opportunity and make use of them.

I aim to score 30 goals, so, hopefully, with God's help I can win each final we play in and I can add more goals," he pointed out.

"We can win three trophies, we have the team that can do it, "stressed Marshall who was in for a rare substitution late in the game against KC.

But no fears over his leading player's fitness, says coach Neville Bell.

"If you watch Alex, he enjoys his game more than anyone else I know. The reason I took him out, we had the game won and he was being beaten up all game," Bell underlined.