KC vs Wolmers in hot Walker Cup opener
Kingston College and Wolmer's will meet in a big clash as the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup knockout competition starts today at the quarter-final stage at Constant Spring Complex in St Andrew.
The KC vs Wolmer's game is set to start at 3 p.m. as the feature game of a double header. Before that, Bridgeport will face off against Denham Town at 1 p.m.
Spectators should brace for some good football between KC and Wolmer's. Both teams were very impressive during the Manning Cup preliminary stage that served as a qualifier for the Walker Cup.
Wolmer's finished Group F with a perfect ten-win record and scored 36 goals and conceded once in 10 games. KC won nine games and drew the other in Group C. The 'Purples' scored a competition high of 53 goals and conceded only one time.
With that scenario, there could be fireworks in today's game.
Wolmer's head coach Vassel Reynolds says the game is a stepping stone towards his team retaining the Walker Cup title.
"We see the game as a stepping stone towards the defence of our title," Reynolds told STAR Sports yesterday.
"Our strength is playing as a team; playing total football. We have about seven players who have been scoring and that is good for the team," he added.
GOOD GAME FOR SPECTATORS
"The KC team has been prolific, but there is not much between both teams. We plan to play each player from the KC team on his merit," Reynolds further said.
KC's head coach Ludlow Bernard, who spent three seasons at the Heroes Circle-based institution, predicts a good game for the spectators.
"It is going to be a good game for spectators as both teams are very attacking," Bernard pointed out.
"We have many goalscorers on the team because of our system of play, as anybody can end in front of goal. It will come down to the better defensive team on the day," he added.
In the first game, it should also be a close and exciting affair.
Bridgeport won Group G in the Manning Cup preliminary stage, while Denham Town advanced as the best second-placed team of the seven groups.