Camperdown continue strong run
Camperdown head coach Christopher Bender said the best is yet to come from his team despite their 15-0 victory over St Mary’s College in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup encounter at the Alpha Boys Home yesterday.
Camperdown, who last won the title in 1982, were led to victory courtesy of a four-timer from Shaquiel Bradford, as they romped to their 11th straight victory of the season.
Bender, who played on Camperdown’s winning Manning Cup in 1982, said his team has been moving from strength to strength this season and they are now looking forward to the quarterfinals of the completion.
“This victory is not an indication of the strength of the team based on the opposition, because their group is not that strong,” he said.
“We know that we will face stiffer opposition in the next phase of the competition, so we will get a test in those games, but I am sure that is when you are going to see our best.
“We have not been fortunate to play our strongest team that I have in mind because of various reasons. But those people will be ready for the quarterfinals and I will be able to pick from the best of what we have.”
The East Kingston-based institution, who have scored 44 goals while conceding one, have also secured their spot in their quarterfinals of the competition.
Yesterday’s ISSA Digicel Manning Cup results:
Papine 3-2 Penwood
St Catherine 0-0 STATHS
Group D:Mona 2-1 Hydel
Tivoli 2-0 Meadowbrook
Camperdown 15-0 St Mary’s College
Calabar 2-1 Norman Manley (rained out)
Excelsior 4-0 Pembroke Hall
Kingston College 1-0 KTHS
Dunoon 0-0 Cedar Grove