'Unfit' champions score double win
Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Despite recording back-to-back victories over Mico University and GC Foster College Strikers 'A', Jamalco's head coach Winston Nevers has expressed concerns over his team's fitness in the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA)/Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Sunshine Super league.
"I don't think that we are at our full fitness as yet," said Nevers, following his team's 26-14 victory over Mico at the Leila Robinson Courts. "However, we have been working on it in training and we are hoping to get there in another four or five games."
In their opening game, the champions registered an exciting 23-18 win over GC Foster Strikers.
The Clarendon-based Jamalco team includes the likes of former national representatives, Elaine Davis, Marsh Murphy, Althea Byfield and Nicole Aiken, leaving Nevers very optimistic about his team's chances of retaining their title.
"I am confident that we can win the league because we still have the core of our players from last year," he said. "We also have quite a few inexperienced players and they have been playing well for us."
ready to win
Continuing, Nevers said: "Waulgrovians, Tivoli and Mico are dangerous teams and they have been playing well, but we are prepared to do whatever it takes to win the title."
In the day's other games, former champions Waulgrovians 'A' also recorded their third consecutive victory in the league, with an easy 25-13 victory over Cable Pro.
Tivoli Gardens 'B' beat Genesis 31-6, New Kingston Raiders stopped Payne Land 18-16, Alexander Strikers got by Greenwich Town 'A' 20-17, Police 'A' whipped Pembroke Hall 27-2, UWI Pelicans outclassed Spanish Town 'B' 43-2, UTech Knights defeated Department of Correctional Services 32-7, Jetsetters 'A' clipped Top Mountain Flames 22-12, Molynes United 'B' beat Blades United 'B' 18-8, Maxfield Park 'A' edged Omega 'A' 13-8, Ebony Strikers got by Edna Manley Strikers 15-8 and Boulevard Baptist stopped Greenwich Town 'B' 19-5.