Penwood secure fourth consecutive win in the ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel Manning Cup urban area senior schoolboy football match at Cling Cling Oval yesterday.

September 24th, 2010

Penwood continued their impressive run in this season’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Pepsi/Digicel Manning Cup urban area senior schoolboy football competition, as they got by Holy Trinity 2-0 in their Group D encounter at Cling Cling Oval yesterday.

Jevaughn Carty and Ricardo Greenward were on target for the Eric Williams-coached team.

The match got off to a very slow start, as both teams seemed affected by the spectators and their proximity to the field, a view shared by Williams.

“The spectators were close to the line and naturally players tend to shy away from the line and we were a bit narrow in our attack,” he said.

As a result, the first half was a scrappy affair with only one clear goalscoring opportunity, which was created in the 26th minute. Penwood’s Nicardo Mowatt made a penetrative run down the right flank before squaring to Clifford Shaw, but his volleyed effort from eight yards sailed high.

The half-time interval appeared to have had its desired effect as Penwood came out in a very attacking mood. It, however, took a 53rd-minute set play to break the deadlock. Omar Robinson floated a free kick into the Holy Trinity penalty area from a short corner position, which Carty hammered home after two of his teammates had failed to make contact.

Half-volley

Another set play in the 61st minute saw Penwood wrap up all three points. Robinson was once again the provider, as Greenward met the ball on the half-volley at the near post to redirect home. This was Greenward’s first touch of the game.

Williams believed that his team was able to secure the win as a result of their set-play execution.

“The preparations and the instructions on the set plays gave us the two goals today,” said Williams.

“A flat corner over the six yards line and we know where the ball is going, so we were able to attack it,” he added.

Holy Trinity’s coach, Oscar Wright, was disappointed that his team conceded two goals in such a fashion.

“Two goals were scored from two set pieces and I think we should have really cleared those two balls,” said Wright. “The balls came past two defenders, they were caught lapsing.”

Yesterday’s Results

Group B: Tivoli 3 Dunoon Technical 1, Jose Marti 0 Ascot 1

Group D: Mona 1 St Andrew Technical 4, Norman Manley 7 Pembroke Hall 0, Penwood 2 Holy Trinity 0

Group F: St Catherine 0 Kingston College 4, Tarrant 1 Jonathan Grant 0, Campion 1 Hydel 1

Today’s Games

Group A: Camperdown vs Oberlin, Jamaica College vs Waterford

Group C: Kingston Technical vs St Andrew College, Calabar vs Charlie Smith, Innswood vs Excelsior

Group E: Edith Dalton vs St Jago, Ardenne vs St George’s College, Wolmer’s Boys vs Donald Quarrie

Source:Jamaicagleaner

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