Watch Hy­del in Manning Cup sec­ond round

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Robert Bai­ley Gleaner Writer

HY­DEL HIGH’S head coach Corey Bennett, says his team is de­ter­mined to put up a good show­ing in the sec­ond round of this year’s ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup.

Bennett made his com­ments after 10-man Hy­del’s ex­cit­ing 2-1 vic­tory over hosts Cam­per­down in their top-ofthe-ta­ble Group C clash at Al­pha yes­ter­day.

Hy­del head the group with 27 points and also have a game in hand. They are three points ahead of Cam­per­down, who have com­pleted their first round fix­tures. They are fol­lowed by Water­ford (15), Cum­ber­land (12), Mead­ow­brook (6), and St Mary’s Col­lege (0).

Ro­mario Bryan (fourth) and Tray McKay (27th) were the scor­ers for the un­beaten Hy­del. Kemo Clarke got Cam­per­down’s con­so­la­tion strike in the 90th minute.

How­ever, Hy­del ended the match with 10 men after Tyrees Simms was sent off after pick­ing up a sec­ond cau­tion in the 79th minute.

“We have been mak­ing the sec­ond round for the past seven years, and we will al­ways be there, but it is just a mat­ter of time be­fore we get over the hump,” said Bennett.

“Our aim is to do well in the sec­ond round, but we are tak­ing it one step at a time be­cause we want to con­tinue to play good foot­ball and also to en­cour­age the young­sters to stay dis­ci­plined,” he said.

Re­flect­ing on his team’s per­for­mance against Cam­per­down

Bennett said: “It was a tough en­counter be­cause we had to dig deep.

We got two early goals and we could have got a third, but that is just the na­ture of the game. They are young and they are im­ma­ture and in­ex­pe­ri­enced, but we haven’t dropped any points so far and we give God thanks for that.”

Mean­while, Cam­per­down’s coach Christo­pher Bender blames his team’s de­feat on his de­fend­ers.

“I thought we started slow and we gave up two goals due to in­di­vid­ual mis­takes be­cause we just didn’t mark prop­erly,” said Bender.


Hy­del High's Fal­ibi Far­quhar­son (right) moves past Cam­per­down's Jhevon Miller dur­ing their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup en­counter at the Al­pha Boys' Home foot­ball field yes­ter­day.

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