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Mackinson backs KC to break title drought

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 9:00 AMShayne Fairman
Kingston College’s Rashawn Mackinson wins a header against Denham Town High’s Kimarley Balls, during their ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup football match at the National Stadium last week Tuesday. Mackinson is targeting a 20-goal season to help KC break title drought.

Kingston College (KC) attacking midfielder, Rashawn Mackison, is backing himself to score around 20 goals and provide many assists this season's ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football campaign, as he hopes to lead the 'Purples' to a long-awaited Manning Cup title.

The quiet, but skillful player dictates KC's plays and orchestrates their attack from the centre of the park each game.

Courtesy of Mackison, a man of the match on the three occasions that KC have won, he has netted seven times, despite missing two penalties against Denham Town.

He scored four goals in that game, one in the St Mary's College opener and two against Papine High, last Friday.

"This season, I trained a lot harder in pre-season, I am a lot older now and I have more experience," he noted of improvements that have brought more success.

 

MORE THAN A MIDFIELDER

 

Mackison said he is determined to be more than a midfielder who scores goals, however, but wants to assist his team in winning games.

"I promised my coach that I want to score 20 or more goals this season and give as many assists as possible to help the team," he said.

"We will just continue to do the good work and don't get complacent and keep on working hard."

Asked about his team's title chances, he said: "Definitely, KC can win this year. I am positive I can continue scoring and help to lead the way," he outlined.

Averaging almost two goals per game so far, the player will be hoping to lead his team again with a win over Ascot High when KC play them at the National Stadium at 3 p.m. today.

"I am doing good so far, we just need to keep training hard and continue the good work and always remain focus and calm and follow the coach's instructions," he stressed.