1-0 win enough for Camperdown
Camperdown High school advanced to the second stage of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup when they edged Kingston Technical High 1-0 at the Franklyn Town playing field yesterday.
Tumekie Blackwood, captain of Camperdown, scored the all-important goal for his team from the penalty spot in the 58th minute.
The game was a dull affair played on a rough surface that made free-flowing football difficult.
Camperdown moved to 16 points in Group F, behind already qualified Wolmer's. KTHS remained on 10 points and out of contention.
Blackwood who converted his sixth goal for Camperdown was naturally elated about his team's progression into the second stage.
"I feel very happy, as in the last game against Wolmer's we lost the match. I didn't play well in that game. Now, to score the winning goal in helping the team is a wonderful feeling," Blackwood told STAR Sports.
"I thank God for the win. If we continue to play with confidence there is a chance for us to advance to the semi-finals," he added.
Camperdown's coach Christopher Bender noted that the playing surface made it difficult for his team to play good football.
"The field didn't allow us to play. However, it is all about getting the three points and not about the performance," Bender said.
Losing coach Leebert Halliman bemoaned his team's low scoring all season.
"We have not been scoring, always losing by one goal. We have been creating chances but not scoring. Camperdown wanted it more than us today," Halliman said.