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Bernard dedicates win to track team

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer
Kingston College's Oneil Allen (right) skips away from Calabar High's Rasson Rowe during their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup match at Calabar yesterday. Kingston College won 4-0.

Kingston College's coach Ludlow Bernard has dedicated yesterday's 4-0 win over arch-rivals Calabar High, in an ISSA/Digicel Group B Manning Cup match, to the school's track and field team.

Calabar have been dominating the 'Purples' on the track in recent years and yesterday the footballers from the North Street-based school got a chance to punish their rivals at their Red Hills Road home ground.

"This one is definitely for the Kingston College fans, for the track and field fraternity, for the old boys. This is a big one for us," he told The Gleaner after a comfortable victory over the home team.

But despite strolling to victory over their rivals, Bernard was not overly impressed with his team's display.

"These are (KC) players that may have had some difficulty dealing with the situation of playing in Calabar's backyard. We were a bit too respectful of the opposition, not saying that they shouldn't be respected but we could have done better," he said.

"I don't want us to be fooled by the score line. We did not play according to how we wanted to. But I like the response second-half, we dug a little deeper to do better and it was good to see a few people getting on the score sheet," he commented.

Oneeke Allen opened the scoring for the visitors on the stroke of half-time. Treyvon Reid made it 2-0 ten minutes into the second-half when he broke away and lifted the ball over the goalkeeper. Substitute Dwayne Atkinson then came on and sealed the win with a late brace for the group leaders.

Kingston College sit atop the group with maximum nine points from three games. However, for Calabar who were losing their second match in three games, coach David Laylor said they lost the plot in the second-half.

"We did well in the first-half to keep the discipline but after that the team lost it," he said.

 

 Yesterday's results
Group A

 

- St George's 8 Tarrant 0

- Cedar Grove 0 STATHS 6

- Cumberland 4 Papine 0

 

Group B

 

- Mona 1 Clan Carthy 0

- Ardenne 0 Dunoon 4

 

Group D

 

- Tivoli 2 Bridgeport 0

- Greater Portmore 2 St Jago 3

- Innswood v Denham Town (waterlogged field)

 

Group E

 

- St Mary's College 3 Penwood 3

- St Catherine 2 Excelsior 0

- Haile Selassie 9 Oberlin 0

 

Group F

 

- Kingston High 1 Vauxhall 5

- Kingston Tech 0 JC 4

- Campion 1 Hydel 3