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Nevers wants Jamalco to tighten up

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer


DESPITE AN overwhelming 57-7 victory over Molynes United 'C', Jamalco's coach Winston Nevers has expressed concerns about his team's performance in the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA)/ Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Open League.

"I am still not pleased with certain areas of our game because we have been making a lot of mistakes on the court which we should not be making," said Nevers, whose team is the defending champion.

"Our passing inside the circle is very poor and this is something we have to work on before the quarter-finals begin," he said.

Jamalco, who are unbeaten in the competition, were recording their fifth consecutive victory in the tournament, at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday.

Nevers, nonetheless, is pleased with their defending.

"Our defence has been playing really well because we have been preventing our opponents from scoring freely against us," he pointed out.

The Clarendon-based team includes national representatives Nadine Bryan, Romelda Aiken, Nicole Aiken and Sasher-Gaye Henry; thus their coach is optimistic they will retain the title.

"I am very confident we can retain our title because we have a lot of experienced players who we can depend on whenever it comes to crunch time," Nevers said.

Unbeaten run

In the day's other games, former champions, Tivoli Gardens retained their unbeaten run with an comfortable 40-10 win over Ravens 'B', Windalco beat Molynes United 'B' 39-19, Arnett Gardens 'A' got by Skibo 'A 14-7, Alexander Strikers 'A' stopped Hagley Park 'B' 22-6, Hampshire 'C' beat Duhaney Strikers 17-8, G.C. Foster College Strikers stopped Speg 'A' 27-22, Red Challenge clipped Hampshire 'B' 19-15, Alpha got by Bridgeport 21-9 and Police 'A' whipped Arnett Gardens 'B' 24-12.