Campion College Manning Cup coach hits out against "incompetent" referees
Campion College football coach, Brian Phillpotts-Brown, yesterday blasted referees in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup schoolboy football competition after an on-field collision ended with one of his players in hospital with a lacerated tongue.
Campion College striker Duvaun Duckworth collided with a Cedar Grove player during Campion's Group G game with that team at the school's Old Hope Road base yesterday, resulting in the player's tongue being cut so bad that he had to be carried to the hospital where he received stitches.
However, Phillpotts-Brown placed the blame squarely at the feet of the referees whom he described as "incompetent" in their officiating.
"The referees were very incompetent with some of their actions. The only thing that people said is that our boys are soft and that's why, but if you're (opponents) kicking us down and doing the wrong things then (that will happen)," he said.
Campion went on to lose the match 3-2.
n Tivoli 2 Haile Selassie 1
n Innswood 0 Wolmer's 3
n STATHS 1 Mona 0
n JC 9 Donald Quarrie 1
n Bridgeport 2 Papine 1
n Greater Portmore 3 Ardenne 2
n Excelsior 0 KC 0
n Eltham 1 Calabar 0