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Brilliant White earns point for STATHS

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer
Neville Bell, head coach of St George's College.
St Andrew Technical's goalkeeper Jaedin White (left) leaves his line to block a shot from Emelio Rousseau (right) of St George's College during their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup encounter at Winchester Park yesterday.
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St George's College's coach, Neville Bell, said the difference between his team and St Andrew Technical was goalkeeper Jaedin White, who continued where he left off last season, and pulled off a string of saves to earn St Andrew a point in their top-of-the-table Group A Digicel/Manning Cup match at Winchester Park, yesterday.

Akeen Brown fired the visitors into the lead after 58 minutes but Raheem Williams ensured a share of the points with a 69th minute header.

However, had it not been for White's heroics the hosts would have probably come away with all three points. The Cavalier 'shot stopper' denied the 'Georgians' two clear scoring chances in the first-half, then came back second half and produced another three fantastic saves to deny the home team.

"Jaedin White was the difference," Bell told The Gleaner. "He made about four or five saves, so he was the difference. We had opportunities to win the game but White was excellent. We are, however, leading the zone after fives games. The aim is to win the zone and we are on track."

St George's who were dropping points for the first time in five matches this season, lead the group with 13 points. They are two points ahead of St Andrew Technical, who were drawing their second match of the competition.

Meanwhile, White who was named player of the match, said his recent experience with the senior national team has helped greatly.

"It's a performance that comes from mental strength, because coming to 'George's' is never easy, either for a big name team or a little team. But the experience I got from going to New York with the senior team against Ecuador helped me a lot.

"There are mainly St George's supporters here and during the match they are yelling at me and telling me this and that. But I know I am the one leading my team and at any moment I could be called up on, so I had to stay razor sharp.

"I shouldn't have conceded that goal but it is something to learn from. My team should have won the game despite the many chances St George's got," he stated.

 

Yesterday's results

 

 

Group C

 

Charlie Smith 1 Eltham 0

Camperdown 2 Norman Manley 0

Meadowbrook 0 Jonathan Grant 1

 

Group G

 

Wolmer's 4 Jose Marti 0

Holy Trinity 3 Waterford 0

Pembroke Hall 1 Edith Dalton James 2