KC positive underdogs

October 13, 2015
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Kingston College's Jahmal Pusey (left) challenges Camperdown's goal keeper Cristoffe Samuels (centre) in their Manning Cup encounter at Stadium East field on Saturday.

KC positive underdogs

Shayne Fairman

STAR Writer

WHILE happy with Kingston College?s dominance of Group G, and easy progression to the second round of the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association/FLOW Manning Cup schoolboy football competition, coach Ludlow Bernard believes the school are still underdogs.

Following Saturday?s 2-0 humbling of former champions Camperdown at Stadium East, the North Street team are ahead of the group with 22 points.

KC have secured their passage to the FLOW Super Cup for the first time.

?I don?t think they (players) know their potential just yet,said Bernard.

?Each match they get a bigger test, each match they get more exposed they get better, they get a little bit more matured and they getting a little bit more serious in dealing with the Manning Cup season,? said Bernard.

?After the disaster last year, they really aim to set the record straight, and based on how the Manning Cup been going right now anything can happen,? he added.

Bernard, who took over as coach of his alma mater, following the sacking of former football great Lenny Hyde last season, and short term appointment of track and field coach Neil Harrison, believes the school?s supporters should believe, but not get over zealous.

?We are still underdogs. Still underdogs,? he reiterated.

?Kingston College was not expected to be performing at this rate. But then again, whether we are underdog or not, we are gonna continue fighting for sure,? he stressed.

KC are 14-time Manning Cup winners, and are without a trophy in 27 years.

Besides KC, Bernard coached at Wolmer?s Boys? for three seasons and won the Walker Cup with the Heroes Circle-based school.

He is also coach of former Red Stripe Premier League champions Harbour View Football Club.

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