KC's hotshots fire blanks
Free-scoring Kingston College were held to an exciting 0-0 draw by Denham Town High in an ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup Group C game at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday.
The point ensured that KC stayed on top of the group on 19 points, while Denham Town remained second on 16 in the race for group honours.
Denham Town got the best chance in the first half, but Kevon Smile's shot to goal was cleared off the line by Javain Brown. KC also went close when Trayvon Reid, who scored a hat-trick against Norman Manley High last weekend, hit the left upright.
Denham Town's goalkeeper Brian Bennett kept his team in the game with a sixth clean sheet in seven games played.
"I feel great, I'm not at 100 per cent. It was a good game from both teams," Bennett told STAR Sports.
"I made some good saves and the team defended well and also got our chances to score. The team can go far as the aim is to win the group and also make the Super Cup," the 19-year-old, sixth form student disclosed.
Ludlow Bernard coach of KC said his team was a bit unlucky.
"I am not surprised by Denham Town's tactic of staying behind the ball. The thing is that we didn't concede today. We worked hard in the game," Bernard said.
Omar Edwards, Denham Town's coach, said his team fought hard and earned a valuable point.
"The point put us close to a place in the second round and we are also on course for a Super Cup place. I'm satisfied with the performance," Edwards disclosed.
"KC are a very organised team with numerous national and former national youth players. However, we are hungry for more than just advancing to the second stage," the national Under-17 assistant coach added.
Denham Town 0 KC 0
Ascot 0 Norman Manley 0
St Mary's College 0 Papine 4
Jonathan Grant 1 Meadowbrook 0
Haile Selassie 1 Ardenne 0
St Catherine 2 Pembroke Hall 0
Dunoon 0 Wolmer's 4
Jose Marti 2 Kingston Technical 1
Campion College 0 Cumberland 0
Calabar 0 St Jago 1
Hydel 0 Bridgeport 0
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(All games start at 2:30 p.m.)