Vic­tory keeps Jonathan Grant on course

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

YES­TER­DAY’S RE­SULTS

JONATHAN GRANT High con­tin­ued their im­pres­sive run when they tagged Ar­denne High 3-1 in the In­terSe­condary Schools Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (ISSA)-FLOW Man­ning Cup Group D foot­ball match at Bar­bican Com­plex yes­ter­day.

The win­ners won cour­tesy of goals by Isaac Scott in the 15th minute, Ty­rone Small (37th) and Jer­maine Shorter (56th). Ar­denne pulled a goal back through sub­sti­tute Rushawn Smith in the 89th minute.

Ar­denne ended the game with 10 play­ers after John-Christoff Pringle was is­sued a red card for vi­o­lent con­duct in the 86th minute.

Jonathan Grant was the bet­ter team and Shorter was in­stru­men­tal in his team’s vic­tory that pushed them onto 13 points, while Ar­denne re­main on seven points.

“The per­for­mance to­day was very good. We came out as a team and fought hard for the win,” Shorter told The Gleaner.

“It was an im­por­tant win for us as the go­ings is tight in the group. Our aim is to fin­ish on top in the group and move onto the other stage. We are also eye­ing the Su­per Cup spot,” the 18-year-old fifth-form stu­dent said.

Oneil Thomas, Jonathan Grant’s head coach, praised his team for their per­for­mance. Ar­denne High School’s Lin­don Roberts (third left) fights for the ball with Jonathan Grant High School’s Isaac Scott, dur­ing the ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup foot­ball game at Bar­bican Com­plex yes­ter­day. Look­ing on is Jonathan Grant’s Kashief Gra­ham (right). Scott scored in Jonathan Grant’s 3-1 win.

“It was more of a spir­ited per­for­mance than the last cou­ple games. The men­tal part of the game was bet­ter. We have two

home games com­ing up, so we will be work­ing on get­ting max­i­mum points,” Thomas said.

Ar­denne’s head coach, Harold

Thomas, says his team will con­tinue fight­ing in the re­main­ing four games.

“We will con­tinue to fight.

The loss is a se­ri­ous set­back to our am­bi­tion of ad­vanc­ing from the group. We gave up three soft goals,” Harold Thomas said.

PA­TRICK PLANTER/ PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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