The battle for supremacy in the Olivier Shield
‘The Olivier Shield should be a good game as these are two good ball-playing teams. Defensively, Kingston College is solid, but Clarendon’s Lamar Walker and Nicque Daley won’t be easy to contain.’
a few of their matches. Of course, Rodgers hails from as far as Uganda.
The team from Chapelton Hill in Clarendon has won two of the 38 Olivier Shield titles that have gone to the rural area to date, while Kingston College has won seven of the urban area’s 57 Olivier shields. Historically, it would be fair to say the urban players dominate, especially in recent times, as the last out and out rural champion was Glenmuir High 14 years ago.
The Olivier Shield should be a good game as these are two good ballplaying teams. Defensively, Kingston College is solid, but Clarendon’s Lamar Walker and Nicque Daley won’t be easy to contain. Nicque Daley is not only big, strong and skilful, he has scored for Clarendon on every single occasion that he has taken to the field this season. Daley accounts for some 21 goals, while Lamar Walker has contributed 10. Clarendon must be looking to end the season undefeated.
Kingston College will be without the injured Ari Rodgers, but they have capable replacements on the bench in the likes of Trayvon Reid or Dwayne Atkinson. Roster to roster, I give Kingston College the edge merely for having the better players right across the park. Should Ludlow Bernard stick to his usual starters, look out for an intense battle in midfield with the likes of Nathan Thomas, Casseam Priestly and Shaquille Smith going head-to-head with Clarendon’s Lamar Walker, Javel Thomas, and Kenroy Stoddart.
It’s as always anybody’s match for the taking. May the better team win. One Love.
Clarendon College’s Nicque Daley (foreground).