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No overconfidence, says JC's manager

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman
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Managing one of the country's most successful schoolboy football teams might seem easy but Jamaica College's (JC) team manager, Ian Forbes, says their past achievements mean nothing coming in to today's ISSA-FLOW Olivier Shield play-off final against St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS).

The 'dark blues' of Old Hope Road will be seeking a third Olivier Shield title in the past three years, but Forbes still expects a close battle today.

"What has happened before is history; we are dealing with the here and now. We are pretty much fully prepared, just a couple niggling injuries, but we will not get complacent or take STETHS for granted," Forbes told The Gleaner.

Though Forbes' JC are unbeaten since 2012 in the Olivier Shield, he says there will be no overconfidence or underestimating his rural-based opponents who won the daCosta Cup in 2010, 2013 and this year while dominating the rural area Ben Francis KO competition for six seasons in a row, from 2010 to this year.

"I think we can win once we go out and have a good match ... we are ready," Forbes said. "We have been preparing well and we are confident of a win even though they (STETHS) are a good team," he stressed ahead of today's rural versus urban match at the Stadium East Field. Kick-off time is 2:30 p.m.

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