Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Jamaica College's (JC) striker Junior Flemming has scored four goals in three matches this season, and now has his sights set on achieving a personal target of 25 goals.
Flemming, who is also the national Under-17 captain, netted a spectacular hat-trick last Saturday against St Andrew College in their Group E encounter of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup competition at Old Hope Road.
His hat-trick was the first in the competition this season as JC went on to thrash St Andrew College 6-0. Ardenne, Jose Marti, and Bridgeport are the other teams in Group E.
"My aim is to score 25 goals for the season, and to get the leading goal scorer award for the competition," said Flemming. "I just have to continue working hard, and keep focused and, once I do this, then I will achieve my goal," he said.
The Miguel Coley-coached JC who last won the Manning Cup in 2010, are seeking their 25th lien on the Corporate Area's most prestigious schoolboy trophy. They are unbeaten in the 2013 competition, have three straight wins, and are the top-scoring team with 15 goals.
Flemming believes his school has a very good chance of winning this year's competition and that he has a huge role to play.
"The supporters can certainly expect a lot from me because I will surely carry the team to victory this year. We want to win all three trophies," said Flemming, who represents Tivoli Gardens in the local leagues.
"We are going for the triple this year, and I am sure Jamaica College will win all three trophies this year," a confident Flemming said.
Flemming, a JC sixth former with six CSEC subjects, added that he was happy with his performance against St Andrew College. "I am very proud of myself. I didn't score in the first game, and so I went out and scored three goals and led my team to victory," Flemming said.
Ian Forbes, manager of JC, also believes that his team stands a great chance of winning this year's Manning Cup title.
"I think they are a good team and they have good chemistry, and I think that we will do well," said Forbes.
"They have been playing reasonably well, and they are a confident group, and so it's a matter of staying focused not just on football, but on their academics and life skills," he pointed out.