JC star Dawkins relishing more titles

December 01, 2016
@Normal:Jamaica College's Donovan Dawkins (right) tries to get past Nickashe Murray of Wolmer's Boys during the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup final at the National Stadium on Saturday. Dawkins scored his school's second goal in a 2-1 win. <\n>

Title-winning Jamaica College (JC) forward Donovan Dawkins, while relishing three years of winning the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup with champions Jamaica College, has high hopes of helping JC win the two other trophies up for grabs this season.

Dawkins just completed his final Manning Cup with a win, his third overall at JC.

"Throughout the season, I never scored lots of goals as a striker, but in the final, I told myself, 'I have to redeem myself,'" he reflected.

The player scored five Manning Cup goals this year.

Dawkins, a towering player, standing over six feet, scored two brilliant goals in the last two finals to help his school to glory.

He scored in last Saturday's 2-1 win over Wolmer's Boys and sealed last season's win with a late goal against St George's College in that Manning Cup final.

"I have been a part of three Manning Cup wins, and it feels good to score a winning goal in two of them, in two finals. It is amazing!" the player confirmed.

The teen also plays at the senior National Premier League level with former Red Stripe Premier League champions Tivoli Gardens.

According to the JC front-man, both competitions are quite challenging.

"It's like the same football we are playing but an older age in the Pemier League than in the schoolboy league, where we have younger guys.

"They (Manning Cup players) also can play, and are very competitive, so I don't really see me playing in the Premier League as a big advantage," he told STAR Sports in an interview.

Dawkins will have two more titles, in the Walker Cup knockout and the all-island Olivier Shield, to play for in which he is hoping to play a role.

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