St Ge­orge’s dom­i­nate Dig­i­cel Man­ning Cup XI

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - SPORT -

Beaten fi­nal­ists st Ge­orge’s Col­lege (stgc) dom­i­nated the Dig­i­cel Man­ning Cup all star Xi with six play­ers, while only Cap­tain Casseam pri­estly of cham­pi­ons Kingston Col­lege (KC) made the cut.

In what must be the big­gest sur­prise, Na­tional Un­der-20 goal­keeper Jea­dine White of St An­drew Tech­ni­cal High School (STATHS) was omit­ted and his place taken by Orville Smikle of St Ge­orge’s Col­lege.

The other five Ge­or­gians in the team are cen­tre back Jor­dan Pe­trekin, left back Emilio Rouseau, cap­tain and cen­tral mid­fielder Che­van Denton and for­wards Da­mani Harris and Chan­ta­moi Tay­lor.

De­throned cham­pion Ja­maica Col­lege (JC) gained two se­lec­tions in for­ward Nor­man Camp­bell and right back Richard Thomp­son with the at­tack­ing mid­field role go­ing to Phillon Lawrence of Holy Trinity High. Cam­per­down High’s Gio­vanni Laing also made the cut at cen­tre back.

KC’S Pri­estly was se­lected as the other cen­tral mid­fielder in a team en­dorsed by Ri­cardo Fuller, Dig­i­cel Man­ning Cup foot­ball am­bas­sador, and based on data gath­ered from Sports­max.

Data, Fuller ex­plained, is how top leagues around the world se­lect all-star team’s or a com­pe­ti­tion’s best, and not nec­es­sar­ily by watch­ing the play­ers phys­i­cally.

“You know how the data works — dis­tance cov­ered, crosses, goal scored, in­ter­cep­tions, de­fen­sive tackle won, so forth — so I am happy with it,” he added.

Fuller’s sug­ges­tion on the for­ma­tion is a 4-2-3-1, which is be­lieved to be a flex­i­ble one and can break down into other for­ma­tions if the play­ers un­der­stand their roles.

Fuller, who was named Dig­i­cel School­boy Foot­ball Am­bas­sador at the start of the sea­son, also con­ducts lead­er­ship and men­tor­ship clin­ics for the play­ers and he thought it was a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

“I think it was a mas­sive suc­cess when you look at not only the per­for­mances, but the dis­ci­pline which has im­proved from when I was play­ing,” said Fuller, who played for Cam­per­down High in the 1990s.

He con­tin­ued: “And what about the fi­nal? You could never sit in your seat for two sec­onds. What about the last five min­utes? This showed what a derby fi­nal can be like and it never dis­ap­points. We never dreamt of that end­ing”. 1. Orville Smikle (GK) St Ge­orge’s

2. Richard Thomp­son (RB) JC 3. Gio­vanni Laing (CB) Cam­per­down

4. Jor­dan Pe­trekin (CB) STGC 5. Eme­lio Rousseau (LB) STGC 6. Casseam Pri­estly (CM) KC 7. Cheva Denton (CM) STGC 8. Phillon Lawrence (AM) Holy Trinity

9. Da­mani Harris (LF) STGC

10. Nor­man Camp­bell (RF) JC 11. Chan­ta­moi Tay­lor (CF) STGC 1. Jea­dine White (GK) STATHS) 2. Hes­ron Barry (CB) JC 3. Clayon Haynes (CB) Wolmer’s

4. Eme­lio Rousseau (LB) STGC 5. Ja­mal Pusey (RB) KC 6. Cheva Denton (CM) STGC 7. Phillon Lawrence (AM) Holy Trinity

8. Ro­han Bea­dle (CM) Ex­cel­sior 9. Nor­man Camp­bell (LF) JC

10. Trayvone Reid (RF) KC

11. Mar­covich Brown (CF) St Cather­ine

Issa/dig­i­cel School­boy Foot­ball Am­bas­sador Ri­cardo Fuller (back row) shares a photo op­por­tu­nity with mem­bers of the Dig­i­cel Man­ning Cup All-star XI team at the Na­tional Sta­dium re­cently.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.