Goalscoring failures plague Hydel

October 14, 2016
:Hydel's Maleek Campbell (left) makes a sliding tackle against Calabar High's Javone Francis during ar ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup football clash on Monday at Calabar. The game ended 2-2.

Despite his team securing a safe second-place spot in Group G of the Inter-Secondary school Sports Association Flow Manning Cup competition, Hydel coach Donovan Duckie is not satisfied with the team’s scoring rate.

Trey McKay’s goal game the team a 1-0 win over St Jago at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Wednesday, and helped them to join St Jago on 19 points. Hydel, however, have a superior goal difference behind group leader Bridgeport High.

While the team made it out of the so-called 'group of death' Duckie said goalscoring was a problem.

"We have created over 10 to 15 chances every game except against Bridgeport,” he said.

“They're a quality team hands down and we have been dismal in front of goal and that has been the story of the entire first round. It has been very frustrating.”

Duckie was nevertheless pleased that although securing qualification came in the last match of the first round, Hydel advanced.

St Jago would have taken second place in the zone with a draw and sought the equaliser in a busy second half effort but fell short.

"I have to say hats off to St Jago," Duckie said of his team's opponents’ second-half surge.

"They made it very difficult for us.”

Describing zone G as “very competitive”, St Jago's coach Glen Laing was nevertheless hopeful about the next round.

"I'm saying the next teams that come, if they're not up to scratch, We know we will do well."

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