Confident Dinthill seek to reclaim glory days

September 23, 2017
In this 2005 file photo, Ewarton High plays Dinthill High at Ewarton in a daCosta Cup match at Ewarton.

Two time former champions Dinthill Tech who last won the title in 1979 and 1981 are re-emerging daCosta Cup contenders led by Reggae Boy Kaheem Parris.

Under the guidance of coach Curtis Hamilton who took over for the last two quarter final matches last year, Dinthill are looking to better their quarter-final finish of last season. Hamilton said they were plagued by injury despite their strong start to this year's competition, where they won five of five so far. Parris, their leading goalscorer, has carried most of the weight, scoring nine goals in four games.

He, however, expects a full strength squad in the next three weeks.

"We have the team with a good core of players who made the transition from the under-16 into the daCosta Cup team and I'm quite confident we can surpass the quarter-finals," he said.

 

Strong point

 

Coach Hamilton applauded the offence of his team which has scored 23 goals in just four matches led by Parris who made his Reggae Boyz debut last month in a friendly against Trinidad.

"The offence of my team is our strong point, that is giving us the goals and I think it will be difficult for a team in this Zone K to stop us from scoring. Based on the goals we conceded we have discussed it to see how best we can start keeping clean sheets," Hamilton said.

Hamilton said the team is getting better every time they play so he is confident right now.

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