Sat | Dec 16, 2017

KC ready for revenge

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Kingston College's Omar Thompson (left) goes past Spanish Town High’s Howard Morrison during a ISSA/Flow Manning Cup encounter at the Stadium East earlier this season.

Kingston College's (KC) head coach Ludlow Bernard said they are cautiously optimistic ahead of today's big semi-final clash against rivals Jamaica College (JC) in the ISSA/Flow Super Cup competition at Sabina Park.

The Purples will be aiming for revenge against JC, who defeated them in the final of the Walker Cup almost two weeks ago at the National Stadium.

KC will enter today's encounter on a high, having thrashed Rusea's 4-1 in the quarter-finals last Saturday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Bernard said their defeat to JC in the Walker Cup knockout is etched in their minds and therefore they are very determined to come out on top today.

"Most definitely there are lessons to be learnt from that game (the Walker Cup final) and starting slowly is definitely one area in which we don't intend to repeat," said Bernard.

After the first match between the sides, many fans and pundits alike said that Miguel Coley does not lose to the same team twice in a schoolboy football season, and that claim seemed to prove true based on the second result.

However, Bernard said that belief is not a factor to him and it can still be proven wrong today.

"He has lost twice to teams that I have coached. I probably have a record against him that is equal in that he defeated me twice and I have defeated him twice," Bernard said.

robert.bailey@gleanerjm.com