Not there yet – Bell

St Ge­orge’s Col­lege coach says wins key for Su­per Cup hopes

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOMETHING EXTRA - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

NEVILLE ‘BER­TIS’ Bell, long-time St Ge­orge’s Col­lege (STGC) foot­ball coach, while sur­prised by his team’s per­fect four wins from as many games, says there will be no let up, not­ing St Ge­orge’s must im­prove all ar­eas of play, win their zone and qual­ify for the ISSA/FLOW Su­per Cup.

Bell’s ‘light blues’ team were beaten Man­ning Cup and Walker Cup fi­nal­ists last sea­son, but em­phat­i­cally won the FLOW Su­per Cup with a 4-0 de­feat of pre­vi­ous cham­pi­ons Ja­maica Col­lege.

With STGC’s 24 goals scored and one con­ceded so far, Bell is not sat­is­fied yet, but is call­ing his charges to pre­pare as a team for tougher games as the first round heads to a cli­max.

“We don’t take any­thing for granted and we play hard be­cause this zone is a tough zone, and we are not out of it yet. We cer­tainly would like to qual­ify for the Su­per Cup and we would cer­tainly have to win the zone,” the coach told The Gleaner, fol­low­ing his team’s 11-0 maul­ing of lowly Tar­rant High on Satur­day at Winchester Park, St Ge­orge’s Col­lege.

UP­COM­ING MATCHES

The North Street-based school will have sev­eral re­main­ing firstround games to play, in­clud­ing a con­tin­u­a­tion of the match away to Ex­cel­sior High, which was called off due to for­mer cap­tain Do­minic James’s pass­ing. They will also line up against Greater Port­more and Tivoli Gar­dens High in re­turn fixtures.

“We can im­prove in ev­ery sin­gle area, the de­fence, mid­field. We are not there yet and there are many more games to go,” the coach rea­soned.

“We thought with Do­minic, we would do well and we still think we will do well. We need to im­prove in all ar­eas, we are not there yet,” he stressed, adding that no game is an easy game, de­spite their win­ning mar­gins.

“We cer­tainly have some tough games, we have taken ev­ery sin­gle one se­ri­ously so far,” Bell ex­plained. “There are still many more miles to go.”

JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

St Ge­orge’s Col­lege’s Ha­keem Wil­liams (left) and Tar­rant’s Jahiem Hall bat­tle for the ball dur­ing their ISSA/FLOW Man­ning Cup match at Winchester Park, St Ge­orge’s Col­lege, on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber. St Ge­orge’s won 11-0.

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