Vauxhall shun underdog title

October 05, 2015
Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer Spanish Town High School's Desmark Grey (left) tries to boot a ball away from Vauxhall High School's Tyane Wilson during their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup fixture at Vauxhall playing field on Saturday. Vauxhall won 4-0.

Vauxhall shun underdog title

Shayne Fairman

Star Writer

Vauxhall High School's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/FLOW Manning Cup football coach, Keon Broderick, remains buoyed by the East Kingston-based school's gutsy performances so far this season, and believes that with focus and discipline, a second round berth is certain.

Despite their relative low-key status, Vauxhall have been no pushovers. The team's latest and biggest win over Spanish Town High on Saturday (4-0), at the Vauxhall field, satisfied their loud supporters.

"I am feeling very good. We base our team off getting clean sheets and being well organised and defensive, and they did just that. Once the boys remain disciplined tactically, and also off the field I am sure we will get enough points to reach the second round," he told STAR Sports.

The win took Vauxhall to a table topping 16 points from seven games, while Jonathan Grant is a close 15 from their six matches.

"We feel very good. One thing for sure, that is what we want, we want people to underestimate us because we know exactly what we have and once you underestimate us you are going to come out sorry for us and, then they will see exactly what we have," he said when asked if he believes his team is a football minnow.

Former champions Excelsior High fell 2-0 to the current Group F front runners, in a game played at Vauxhall.

Admitting his team are Group F underdogs, Broderick notes they will be looking to remain discipline and try to peak at the right time.

"We can get much better, because in the preparation phase of the season we lost about two weeks and so we are not at 100 percent like we wanted to be. Definitely as the season goes along I am sure we will get better," he stressed.

Vauxhall has played seven games so far, with 16 points.

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