Clan Carthy, Trench Town fail to excite
Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Clan Carthy and Trench Town finished in a dull 0-0 draw in Group E of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition at Alpha Boys' Home playing field yesterday.
The game lacked excitement as the players failed to play the ball around. Daniel Coke of Clan Carthy came closest to scoring late in the game when his effort smashed against the crossbar and rebounded into play.
Kimarley Fray of Trench Town was a constant threat to the Clan Carthy backline, but for the most part he failed to get the necessary support from his teammates.
out of the running
In the end it was a fair result, one that put both teams out of the running for a place in the next round. Both teams are on four points each, with three games remaining.
"These guys don't like to follow instructions," coach of Clan Carthy, Nallawe Blake, told The Gleaner. "We lost some players in pre-season and that has affected our chances," he added.
"We are using this season to develop players for next season. Our chance has disappeared with the result today (yesterday)," he noted.
Meanwhile, coach of Trench Town, Damion Watson, said he was pleased with the performance of his team.
"I am pleased with the team's performance. However, we got some clear chances to win the game," he said.
"There is still hope, so we will try to win the next three games and see what happens," Watson noted.
The game between Campion College and Kingston College was not played due to heavy afternoon rains.
Campion College vs Kingston College - DNP
Waterford 0 Jose Marti 0
Dunoon 1 Bridgeport 0
Greater Portmore 0 Haile Selassie 1
Papine 1 Camperdown 4
Clan Carthy 0 Trench Town 0
Spanish Town 0 Holy Trinity 0
Jonathan Grant 1 Jamaica College 2
KTHS 1 STATHS 0
Excelsior vs Cumberland at Courtney Walsh Oval, starting at 3:30 p.m.