No ease up says, B.B. Coke’s Rick­etts

The Star (Jamaica) - - CLASSIFIEDS/SPORTS THE WEEKEND STAR - KAVARLY ARNOLD STAR Writer

B.B. Coke High School are en­joy­ing their best ever sea­son hav­ing qual­i­fied for the sec­ond round of the 2018 ISSA/WATA da­Costa Cup with a game to go and are look­ing to bury hosts Mile Gully High in their clash to­mor­row.

Ke­mar Rick­etts, coach of B.B. Coke who also wants the seed­ing point this year, says there will be no ease up in to­mor­row’s game. Mile Gully were in the same po­si­tion in 2016 and were put to the sword.

“We want to get that seeded point to get an eas­ier op­po­si­tion go­ing into the next round, so we are go­ing into the game to win. Our game plan has not changed, we are tak­ing it very, very se­ri­ous,” said Rick­etts.

AL­READY QUAL­I­FIED

“We missed qual­i­fi­ca­tion in 2016 by one point. Mile Gully had al­ready qual­i­fied but they came out, played us hard and won the game,” said Rick­etts. “Now in 2018, we have al­ready qual­i­fied and they need to win ... so it’s a game that we are tak­ing very se­ri­ously. It’s Karma.”

Last year, B.B. Coke fin­ished at the foot of the Zone E ta­ble in the first round con­ced­ing 39 goals with only six points.

Though ad­mit­ting that play­ing in this year’s Zone F is a bit eas­ier, Rick­etts said their suc­cess must be at­trib­uted to their be­lief in the five Ps - Proper Prepa­ra­tion Pre­vents Poor Per­for­mance.

“Mile Gully have al­ways been there and we have man­aged to over­throw them into sec­ond place this year. Re­mem­ber B.B. Coke have been in this zone for many years and have man­aged to qual­ify only once, in 2013,” he added.

Rick­etts

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