Watch Hydel in Manning Cup second round
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.