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STGC's Campbell geared for title challenge

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Nathaniel Campbell (left) of St George's College (STGC) is challenged by Vauxhall High's Jevaughn Williams for an aerial ball during their ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup match at Winchester Park on Friday. STGC won the match 3-0.

Many pundits have written off St George's College as a serious challenger for the prestigious ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup title this year, but the team's leading goalscorer, Nathaniel Campbell, is hoping to prove them wrong.

Campbell, a 16-year-old fifth former, hit a brace in his team's 3-0 win against Vauxhall last Friday at Winchester Park. He added to a goal apiece he scored against Tarrant and Kingston Technical High for a tally of four in as many games.

The diminutive attacking player is leading the charge upfront as his team chalked four wins to lead Group D in the preliminary stage on maximum 12 points.

Campbell will be looking for more goals when St George's College face struggling Denham Town today at Winchester Park, starting at 3:30 p.m.

"The team had a good performance against Vauxhall, and we are looking forward to continue winning and playing good football," Campbell told The Gleaner.

"We are following the coach's instructions by moving the ball around. My performance was good. I am looking to continue scoring and helping the team game by game," he added.

With regards to not being seen as a serious challenger, Campbell said, "It is going good for us. We just have to go out there each game and execute."

St George's have won the title 22 times, and their last came in 2012.

Campbell started playing football while attending Dunrobin Primary. His favourite international player is Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool FC in England.