Coley sees signs of champions' rise again

September 30, 2017
Jamaica College's Saqlain Ward is challenged by a St. Andrew Technical player during a Manning Cup match on September 9.
@Normal:St Andrew Technical's Steven McQueen and Jamaica College's Tyreek Magee (foreground) fight for possession of the ball during a ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup contest earlier this season.<\n>
Miguel Coley

Jamaica College coach Miguel Coley says the signs of a championship team are starting to surface again, following their 5-0 demolition of Mona in their Group B ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup match at Old Hope Road on Tuesday.

The coach warns that they are only getting better and will defend their title with their 'lives'.

"We are not our best yet, but we are getting better. We missed a lot of chances (against Mona), but the fact that we are creating them means that we can go back to training and work on it.

Jamaica College's stuttering start to the Manning Cup left many convinced the champions four years hold on the trophy would end this season.

"(Against Mona) we were able to do the good things repeatedly. Even when we were not getting the goals we stuck to the plan, play good football. Plus the speed of play was good and that is something we are looking to get better on," he said.

Coley, who was away on a coaching course in Europe, came back late in the summer and it has taken him a little time to get his ideas across to the players, but he believes they are getting it.

"I have to adapt to them because I wasn't here and I have some things I want to impart to them and so they have to adapt to me. So it's about being cohesive," he explained.

"We have a very good team. We pass the ball well, we just have to get the goal scoring right because there are games we will only get one chance and we will have to take it, but it's a work in progress. We have to put them back to their task, get them mentally prepared and start develop that winning mentality," he said.

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