STGC captain backs Marshall for golden boot

October 27, 2015
Shevon Stewart (foreground) goes for a ball challenged by an Innswood player in their Manning Cup football game at Winchester Park on Monday. St George's won the game 5-0. Rudolph Brown

St George's College's Manning Cup team captain Shevon Stewart is backing his team mate Alex Marshall to be top scorer this season, and continue to lead their free scoring charge en route to StGC's first title since 2012.

Marshall, a former Under 17 midfielder, has been in superb form for with 15 goals overall.

He is also one of the competition's most talked about and admired players, with fancy footwork and a spider's web dribbling which has seemingly left defences pondering in his wake.

While Stewart himself has had 12 goals and Gregory Messam Junior has also scored 12, the captain admitted that Marshall is the teams' tip of the attacking pyramid.

"I am a mature person, I always try to look out for my players. Alex Marshall wants to get a great goal scoring record this season and he even has a next year in Manning Cup so I just want to assist him as much as I can for him to be spectacular this season," he said.

Stewart, who is in his final year at grade 12, said he is willing to sacrifice individual glory for the team.

"As captain, any role given me I am willing to take it up as long as it's a great chance for me to help my team I am ready to come out and deliver for them," he said.

Marshall scored Saturday in the 5-0 drubbing of Petersfield, and Stewart said the team is happy with their form.

"Everybody wants to score, but whenever he (Marshall) is in a clear goal scoring opportunity we will be ready to give him," he said.

"I am very happy to know that we are through to the finals to defend our Walker Cup," following their semi final win over Excelsior High School recently.

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