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Charlie take early lead in Group E

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 9:00 AMLivingston Scott

Charlie Smith jumped into the early lead in Group E of the FLOW-ISSA Manning Cup competition after scoring a 4-0 win over Clan Carthy at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday.

Tyrick Reid led the way for the former champions with a goal in each half, while Zemario, Sinclair and Omario Fisher netted the other goals for the Jerome Waite-coached team.

Reid, who scored with the last kick of the first half, scored again six minutes into the second half to take his tally to three for the season, following his opener in their 2-1 win over Mona High in their first match on Monday. The midfielder is hoping his goals can continue to push the Arnett Gardens based school all the way this season.

"My goals were very important today, I scored right at half time and score the other just after the break. I feel very good about the performance.

NOT IMPRESSED

"It means a lot to me to know that my goals can push the team forward, and I look to do the same in upcoming games. We are going for the Manning Cup and the Super Cup and we will be trying our best," he told The Gleaner.

Although happy for the points, Charlie Smith's coach, Waite, was still far from impressed with his team's performance.

"It was a little lacklustre, but in the end, we got four goals. It's a young team and we are still struggling, but we are going to see how we can get them focused and see how far we can go. It's a lot of room for improvement in all areas, but they are doing what they can manage. We now have to focus on the next game against Waterford," he said.

In the group's other game, Holy Trinity stopped Mona 4-0 with double strikes from Jabari Lawrence and Shai Smith. Charlie Smith lead the group with six points, followed by Waterford and Mona with three and Mona on none.

In other games, St George's beat Tivoli 2-0, Greater Portmore outscored Tarrant 4-3, Kingston Technical beat Edith Dalton James 2-1, while St Andrew Technical and Eltham drew 0-0.