Denham Town hold KC

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Marc Stamp Gleaner Writer

DENHAM TOWN High School held Kingston Col­lege to a 0-0 draw in an ex­cit­ing ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup Group C game at the Ed­ward Seaga Sports Com­plex in West Kingston yes­ter­day.

It was a good game for both teams and truly ended in a fair re­sult. With the points shared, KC stayed on top of the group on 19 points, while Denham Town re­mained sec­ond on 16 in the race for group hon­ours.

Denham Town got the bet­ter chance in the first half, but Kevon Smile’s shot to goal, which had KC’s goal­keeper Jah­vanni Grant beaten, was cleared off the line by Javain Brown.

KC went close when Trayvon Reid hit the left up­right as Denham Town stayed dis­ci­plined through­out, set­tling for the point.

Denham Town goal­keeper Brian Ben­nett kept his team in the game with a sixth clean sheet in seven games played.

“I feel great; I’m not at hun­dred per cent. It was a good game from both teams,” Ben­nett told The Gleaner.

“I made some good saves and the team de­fended well and also got our chances to score. The team can go far as the aim is to win the group and also make the Su­per Cup,” the 19-year-old sixth form stu­dent dis­closed.

Lud­low Bernard, coach of KC, said it was a fair re­sult.

“I am not sur­prised by Denham Town’s tac­tic of stay­ing be­hind the ball. The thing is that we didn’t con­cede to­day. We were a bit un­lucky. We worked hard in the game,” Bernard said.

“I’m pretty sat­is­fied with the per­for­mance of my team. We had many young play­ers on the team,” he added.

Omar Ed­wards, Denham Town’s coach, said his team fought hard and earned a valu­able point.

“The point put us close to a place in the sec­ond round and we are also on course for a Su­per Cup place. I’m sat­is­fied with the per­for­mance,” Ed­wards dis­closed.

“KC is a very or­gan­ised team with nu­mer­ous na­tional and for­mer na­tional youth play­ers. How­ever, we are hun­gry for more than just ad­vanc­ing to the sec­ond stage,” the na­tional Un­der-17 as­sis­tant coach also said.

YES­TER­DAY’S RE­SULTS

Denham Town 0 KC 0 As­cot 0 Nor­man Man­ley 0 St Mary’s Col­lege 0 Pap­ine 4 Jonathan Grant 1 Mead­ow­brook 0 Haile Se­lassie 1 Ar­denne 0 St Cather­ine 2 Pem­broke Hall 0 Dunoon 0 Wolmer’s 4 José Marti 2 Kingston Tech­ni­cal 1 Campion Col­lege 0 Cum­ber­land 0 Cal­abar 0 St Jago 1 Hy­del 0 Bridge­port 0

TO­DAY’S GAMES

Excelsior vs Greater Port­more Tarrant vs St Ge­orge’s STATHS vs Ja­maica Col­lege Clan Carthy vs Char­lie Smith José Marti vs Kingston Tech­ni­cal Edith Dal­ton James vs Cam­per­down

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