Sun | May 19, 2019

Meadforest FC encouraged by first win in Magnum KSAFA Super League

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:12 AM
Tevoy Colespring (second left) of Meadforest FC holds off Barbican FC’s Damian English during their Magnum KSAFA Super League first-round clash at Constant Spring Complex. Barbican won 1-0.
Tevoy Colespring (second left) of Meadforest FC holds off Barbican FC’s Damian English during their Magnum KSAFA Super League first-round clash at Constant Spring Complex. Barbican won 1-0.

Karume Huie, head coach of promoted Meadforest FC, expressed some amount of contentment that the process of reformation is beginning to take shape, following their 3-1 victory over fellow newcomers Constant Spring in their Zone A Magnum KSAFA Super League football match on the weekend at Constant Spring Complex.

Meadforest had drawn and lost in their first two matches, but scored their first win on Saturday night through goals from Oshane Aaron (15th), Dondre Walker (64th) and Ian Davis (89th). Rohan Shea (20th) scored for Constant Spring FC.

“The transition to Super League for these players is a growing-up process,” said Huie. “We’ve to understand that at this level you’ve to keep your focus, you’ve to keep your head in the game at all times.” Commenting on their first win, he noted: “It builds spirit, it builds motivation and it builds character. For me personally, it’s like a weight (has) come off my shoulder.

“If feels good because we’ve been putting in the work,” he added.

The coach noted that the foundation for success had been laid ahead of the clash.

“It started from last week’s game, for them to believe in the method that we’re showing them, making them understand that some of it, you may not like it, but we’ve to understand that at the end of the day this is how it’s going to work. I’m not going to put a team out there and we just go and play, we’ve to play with a structure, organisation. There’s an approach to it, when people come and watch us they must see that this team is playing with a pattern,” Huie explained.

THIRD GOAL

The third goal, in particular, was quite spectacular and Huie lauded the effort, as well as the tally.

“The whole day Thursday we just kept on shooting constantly and it really paid off. They really put it together, and congrats to the captain to put in a good one,” he said.

“The two games that we played before, we had been creating chances, but in terms of putting away the chances, you spend so much time playing in the defensive and middle third in training and sometimes we don’t spend enough time in the final third. So I told myself Thursday, ‘nothing else but constant shooting’.”

The win lifted Meadforest FC to four points, while Constant Spring remained without a point after suffering their third consecutive loss. Real Mona FC moved to the top of the group on seven points, after defeating Molynes United FC in the feature match. Ryan Reid (17th) and Jamoy Sibles (34th scored for Mona, while Patrick Scheklude (78th) pulled one back for Molynes, who remained on four points.

In Zone B, Boys’ Town FC joined Brown’s Town and Barbican FC in the lead on seven points, each with a 3-0 victory over Mountain View FC in Sunday night’s feature. Shaquille Bradford (1st), Michael Campbell (71st) and Javanni Campbell (86th) scored for Boys’ Town. Defending champions Barbican brushed aside Maxfield Park 2-0 in Saturday’s opener, with goals from Maurice Wilson (13th) and Andrew Christie (90th).

Meanwhile, in KSAFA Major League Saturday matches, Olympic Gardens beat Pembroke Hall 2-0, Shortwood United edged Police National 1-0, and Cooreville Gardens defeated Seaview Gardens 1-0. On Sunday, Liguanea United beat New Kingston 1-0, August Town defeated Allman/Woodford 2-1, and Greenwich Town hammered Swallowfield FC 5-0.