KC blank Campion
Robert Bailey, Sunday Gleaner Writer
Lenworth 'Teacher' Hyde began his reign as head coach of Kingston College (KC) with 2-0 victory over Campion College in their Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/LIME Manning Cup encounter at Clovelly Park yesterday.
Jerome Coombs scored both goals for KC, in the 36th and 72nd minutes.
Hyde, who took over the head coaching duties from Donovan 'DV' Hayles earlier this year, was pleased with his team's performance.
"I am satisfied with the three points because winning the game was very important for us," said Hyde.
"However, I think we could have played much better because we played in patches and we should have also created a lot more chances," he said.
Hyde added that going forward, they will need to lift their game in all areas.
KC dominated the early exchanges, but their attackers were kept out by excellent goalkeeping from Campion's custodian, Christopher Lynch.
Midfielder Kashane Jones' powerful right-footed shot from 12 yards was spectacularly saved by Lynch, who dived full stretch to his left to parry the ball behind for a corner.
A few minutes later, Coombs' close-range header was cleared off the line by the outstretched left leg of Lynch.
KC were finally rewarded when Coombs collected a through pass from Tajay Nix to calmly slot home past Lynch.
Campion's best scoring chance of the first half fell to Mario Barnes, but his powerful effort from 20 yards was tipped over the crossbar by goalkeeper Akim Larmond.
The fleet-footed Coombs wrapped up the victory for KC when he calmly slotted home from point-blank range past Lynch.
Despite his team's defeat, Campion's Robert Mowatt was pleased with the fight shown by his players.
"We held our own against KC, but an elementary mistake was responsible for the first goal," said Mowatt. "We need to work on things like those, going forward. But apart from that, this is our first outing and we did well," he said.