The two teams were competing in the schoolboy ISSA Manning Cup tournament.
Kingston College secured a 1-0 win over Charlie Smith High although the game was interrupted by poor weather. There was a lengthy stoppage because of a lightening strike and heavy rainfall. The two teams were competing in the schoolboy ISSA Manning Cup tournament. The game was played at Calabar High School.
KC got the all-important goal when Armani Broomfield produced a poacher’s finish in the 76th minute. Deonte Gray, the Charlie Smith’s goalkeeper, created the opportunity after he mishandled the ball in the KC 18-yard box. This decisive goal will now strengthen KC’s grip as the leaders of Group A.
KC head coach, Vassell Reynolds, revealed that he believes that the stoppage of the game helped them win the contest. He said that the coaches got a chance to advice their players during the break. The KC players were at their best during the last 25 minutes of the game and it’s no surprise that this is when they found their goal.
KC’s Kelvin Brown had a straight-forward opportunity to score in the first half. However, he was stopped by the Charlie Smith goalkeeper. Brown put another effort wide in the 60th minute.
Eight minutes later, Kevaughn Gayle got a chance to put Charlie Smith ahead but he didn’t bring his shooting boots. This miss happened despite Gayle being one-on-one with Dominic Robinson, the KC goalkeeper.
Charlie Smith will be regretting their missed chances. They were made to pay by Broomfield’s goal in the 76th minute. KC went home with all three points and they will be hoping to maintain a winning run.
Reynolds believes that his squad has more to offer and this victory will allow them to have some breathing space atop the group.