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Peart: JC will rebound

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Peart, the head coach of dethroned Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC), says said his team will shrug off the disappointment of losing their last match and rise to the occasion when they meet Cornwall College in tomorrow's final of the ISSA/Champions Cup competition.

JC, winners of the last five Manning Cup titles, were surprised 2-1 by St George's College in Tuesday's semi final at the National Stadium. Peart said they are now determined to put on a good show tomorrow in Montego Bay.

"We have to use this game to get over the disappointment of losing in the semi finals of the Manning Cup and so the key thing to prepare the boys for Cornwall on Saturday," said Peart.

"I am confident in our team's ability to rise to the challenge, as champions you may fall down but the defeat is not fatal and we have to use the situation on Tuesday to motivate us to do even better than we did there," he added.

The Dark Blues will be seeking their second hold on the title and Peart said his team is ready to regain the trophy.

"There is no greater expectations than that which we have of ourselves. We want to do well and so we will be motivated and prepared to play," he said.

Cornwall College, who will face Clarendon College in this year's daCosta Cup final, secured their place in the Champions Cup showdown with a 2-0 win over St George's College.