We play to our strengths -Wolmer's coach Reynolds

December 05, 2015
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Wolmer's performance over the course of the schoolboy football season has led many to believe that their coach, Vassell Reynolds, is purely a defence-minded coach.

The long-serving coach, who has won many titles at the under-16 and under-14 level with the Heroes Circle school, but was winning his first senior schoolboy football title, refutes that claim.

Wolmer's had the best defensive record in the first round, with just one goal conceded, and though Jamaica College hit three past them in a Manning Cup quarter-final, the school only let in once from open play in three Walker Cup games, while scoring just once.

They won all three matches on penalty kicks.

Reynolds explained that his philosophy is to use his team's strength, and he insisted that the strength of Wolmer's was in defence.

"My personal belief is that you play to your strengths. We didn't get many goals. We didn't have that killer instinct up front, and we didn't have that marquee player, so we decided to build our platform from defence, and it took us this far, and I am proud of that," Reynolds told STAR Sports.

"It means a lot (to finally win a senior schoolboy trophy), and as a coach, you have to prove your mettle and, to a large extent, I think I have done some of that this year. I don't think we achieved all that we wanted to, as we were good enough to at least play in another final."

He added that this will be a great launching pad for the Manning Cup title next season.

"We (Wolmer's) have been knocking at the door for the past three to four years, so my mandate is to take it to the next level, and this is a good platform for next season."

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