Bridgeport aim to surprise JC

September 15, 2017
Tyreek Magee (left) of Jamaica College getting past St Andrew Technical's Steven McQueen during their opening game in the Manning Cup in Montego Bay on Saturday.

Bridgeport High School are aiming to become the surprise early leaders in Group B of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup competition when they face off with defending champions, Jamaica College, in a top-of-the-table clash at the Dunbeholden field this afternoon starting at 3:30.

Bridgeport started their 2017 campaign with a 7-0 win against Donald Quarrie, before playing to a draw with St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) on Tuesday.

Jamaica College, on the other hand, also drew with STATHS before beating Mona on the group's last match day.

Bridgeport coach, Garnett Lawrence, believes a win would give his team a massive boost.

"A victory over the defending champions should be a morale booster in every capacity," he said.

"We are not going there to sit back. We are going there to fight to win because our ambition is to reclaim the (Manning Cup) title. We should be in some final this year, and that is the way we are trying to approach it," he continued.

Saturday's seven goals included a double from Jouvaghn Dunn, and one each from Jouvaughn Bascoe, Shane Moodie, Kevoughn Brown, Kyle Ming, and Raheem Walker.

The fact that STATHS were able to hold the champions JC to a draw is a big boost for Garnett and his team as well.

"It gave us hope. We can only take the positive that STATHS scored on them and go with that drive, but if we play the disciplined game that we usually used to, we should give JC a very strong fight," he added.

In the other Group B matches, Papine entertain St Andrew Technical and Donald Quarrie host Mona.

Group B Point Standings

JC 4

Bridgeport 4

Mona 3

STATHS 2

Papine 1

Donald Quarrie 1

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