We are un­der­dogs, but we are ready – Reynold

Jamaica Gleaner - - SATURDAY - Shayne Fair­man

THEY ARE one step away from lift­ing the ti­tle and are quite fa­mil­iar with the venue, but head coach of the Wolmer’s Boys School Vas­sell Reynolds says his team will step into to­day’s ISSAFLOW Su­per Cup fi­nale as un­der­dogs.

Wolmer’s will come up against the of­fen­sive ma­chine that is Corn­wall Col­lege at Sabina Park in a 6 p.m. kick-off, on a turf that might as well have been the Ma­roon and Gold’s back­yard given their suc­cesses there.

Wolmer’s, one of the more con­sis­tent teams in the is­land par­tic­u­larly in knock­out com­pe­ti­tion will face a stern test in Corn­wall Col­lege, who are un­beaten af­ter 16 games.

“The fact that most peo­ple don’t ex­pect us to win, we will be a lit­tle bit more re­laxed and com­fort­able. I want my boys to feel that way, and play freely,” un­der­lined Reynolds as he looked for­ward to to­day’s con­test.

“Pos­si­bly 10 per cent of the pub­lic ex­pects Wolmer’s to win, but we are gear­ing up to use that as a mo­ti­vat­ing tool and we rel­ish that, to per­form un­der the un­der­dog sta­tus ban­ner,” he told The Gleaner.

“Ninety per cent of the pub­lic will ex­pect Corn­wall to steamroll us but we are not daunted, we are just con­fi­dent and priv­i­leged to go out there and per­form against a very good Corn­wall Col­lege team,” he added.

Reynolds is adamant his charges will not al­low Corn­wall to take the game to them, dis­miss­ing any no­tion his team will play bor­ing foot­ball.

“It won’t be any bor­ing foot­ball, some­times to grind out a re­sult you have to do what you have to do, and we will do what­ever is nec­es­sary to win im­por­tant games,” Vas­sell noted.

“We have to take our chances, I am cer­tain that the sort of fire­power they have in terms of the num­ber of goals they have scored, we have to de­fend well.

Reynolds will have a fully fit and fo­cused ros­ter of play­ers to­day, and ready to ro­tate prop­erly for ex­tra-time or penal­ties. He con­tends there will be room for er­ror, and while Wolmer’s have not scored big in the cam­paign, they will be hard to score on.

“We are pos­i­tive that we are ca­pa­ble of win­ning the game, the guys will have to come out and play to the best of their abil­ity.

To­mor­row’s per­for­mance will have to be our best for the sea­son so far,” Reynolds warned.



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