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Kingston College ease past Tivoli High

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey
Kingston College's goalscorer Ronaldo Robinson (right)comes under pressure from Tivoli High's Sakema Blake during their ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup match at the Stadium East yesterday. KC won 4-1.

Kingston College's (KC) coach Ludlow Bernard said yesterday that they have their sights set on more important assignments ahead after his team's 4-1 victory over Tivoli Gardens High in the first leg of their second-round match of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup at the Stadium East field.

Omar Thompson (fourth), Renato Campbell (13th), own goal (63rd), and Rashawn Mackison (72nd) were the scorers for KC. Tivoli's captain, David Rogers, scored for his team in the 26th minute.

Bernard said they are using both games against Tivoli to prepare themselves for the quarter-final round of the competition.

"They are extremely confident, but we want to use these games as part of the preparation going into the next round because the way it is shaping up now, it is not going to be easy going forward," said Bernard.

 

Resolute in defence

 

Bernard added that his team played in patches throughout the match against Tivoli.

"When we went 2-0 up, we got complacent ... But we remained resolute in defence," Bernard said.

Meanwhile, in the second match of the double-header, defending champions Jamaica College (JC) had to come from two goals down at half time to earn an exciting 2-2 draw against Charlie Smith High.

Tyrick Reid (25th) and Wendell Reynolds (42nd) were scorers for the Jerome Waite-coached Charlie Smith, who led 2-0 at half time.

However, goals from Shaniel Thomas in the 48th minute and Norman Campbell in the 64th secured the draw for the Miguel Coley-coached JC.

Coley said that he was pleased with his team's performance.

"We are the defending champions and so we are expected do well. We are expected to come back, and so it didn't surprise me that we came back and tied the game," said Coley.

Waite said that despite the absence of two of his keys players, they played well.

"It was a good tactical game by the Charlie Smith team," Waite said. He added that one key player is suspended because of a red card, while the other has three yellow cards.

 

Yesterday's results

 

- Camperdown 1 STATHS 1

- Calabar 2 Excelsior 0

- Bridgeport 0 Wolmer's 0

- Kingston College 4 Tivoli 1

- Jamaica College 2 Charlie Smith 2