Corn­wall, Peters­field look to 2019

The Star (Jamaica) - - SPORTS WESTERN STAR - KAVARLY ARNOLD STAR Writer

De­spite Corn­wall Col­lege miss­ing out on the daCosta Cup on Satur­day and Peters­field High School on the Ben Francis Cup ti­tle last Tues­day, the re­spec­tive prin­ci­pals are pleased with their sea­son and are look­ing to build on their suc­cesses.

Michael El­lis, prin­ci­pal of Corn­wall Col­lege, said while they are dis­ap­pointed in not win­ning the his­toric tre­ble, they are proud of their per­for­mance this sea­son.

“Win­ning the tre­ble would be any­body’s dream and it was cer­tainly my dream but, un­for­tu­nately, fate would not have it this time around. How­ever, we will pick up the bro­ken pieces, mend things and pre­pare our­selves for next year,” said El­lis.

Clyde Evans, prin­ci­pal of Peters­field High School, said that de­spite feel­ing a bit dis­ap­pointed in not win­ning the Ben Francis

TCup, he is proud of what they have achieved and hopes to use it as a mo­ti­vat­ing fac­tor go­ing for­ward.

“Nat­u­rally we are a bit dis­ap­pointed be­cause you would have wanted to go all the way. How­ever, we are still feel­ing a sense of achieve­ment to have made it to the fi­nals” said Evans.

He said that one thing that he has learned is that sup­port­ers love a suc­cess story.

“Each suc­cess that we have here are mixed feel­ings from Mon­tego Bay United (MBU) fans over the sack­ing of head coach Vas­sell Reynolds af­ter just 12 games in charge of a club in tran­si­tion. Reynolds was on Fri­day re­lieved of his po­si­tion af­ter a slow start to the 2018-19 Red Stripe Premier League sea­son. Team mas­cot and MBU su­per­fan Ever­ton ‘Lunch’ McKen­zie is dis­ap­pointed with the de­ci­sion taken by the club man­age­ment. “I wouldn’t say Vas­sell Reynolds was the prob­lem, be­cause you get a good coach and it’s a young team. You have to give the youth little time to gel in, and the coach [the] time to get it right,” said McKen­zie. “They should have given him [up to the] puts us in a greater po­si­tion to get all the as­sis­tance and the per­sons com­ing out to sup­port us,” he said. “We are ex­pect­ing to see that sort of kick­back from foot­ball and the pro­gramme, as Peters­field is a fun-lov­ing foot­ball com­mu­nity. So we are hop­ing that next year we can have a bit more as­sets at our dis­posal so we can do more for the pro­gramme.” sec­ond round and see what hap­pen. Re­mem­ber him just a come from school­boy foot­ball, so he knows how to deal with the youths and this is a young team.”

Er­rol Moore, who has been a fan of MBU from the days when it was Seba, agreed that he could have been given more time.

“If the team fails, peo­ple put it on the man­age­ment and MBU is used to be­ing in

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