Marshall a cut above

October 23, 2015
(Left) Alex Marshall - St George's @Normal:The outstanding Alex Marshall (left) of St George's College powering past Kristoff Mendes of St Jago High during yesterday's ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup semi-final at the Constant Spring Complex. St George's won 3-2.

St George's College coach, Neville Bell, has hailed former national Under 17 midfield ace Alex Marshall as the most talented and outstanding player in the competition.

Marshall, deployed as centre forward for StGC, is leading the competition's marksmen with 14 goals so far.

"Get up and play Marshall, none of them not better than you," Bell said while the player was seemingly frustrated by being tightly marked and bodied by a physical St Jago team on Wednesday.

He scored a direct free kick in the second half to help StGC defeat St Jago in the Walker Cup quarter finals at the Constant Spring playing field.

The defending champions won the game 3-2 and will now play 2013 winners Wolmer's Boys in the final on November 28.

The forward has no doubt caused defensive problems all season with his skilful dribbling, good ball control and killer instinct in front of goal.

He is also key for the reigning Walker Cup holders, either scoring or assisting, with StGC captain, Shevon Stewart and Gregory Messam Junior with 10 goals each, being the next best scorers.

"All I do is just go out there and make use of the opportunity and score. I don't know how much I will get (goals this season), it's up to God," he said.

Interestingly, Marshall said recently that Wolmer's is the team he is looking forward to beating most.

"From I was a little boy, coming up from Pepsi (Colt under-16), they (Wolmer's) always knock me out of competitions, so I want to repay the favour this time," he said.

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