'Romeo will be missed' - Waite

October 13, 2017
Jerome Waite, coach of Charlie Smith High School.
Charlie Smith captain and playmaker Romeo Guthrie.

Charlie Smith High captain Romeo Guthrie is a "very important player" and will be sorely missed for the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup second round game tomorrow said team coach Jerome 'Jerry' Waite.

Guthrie picked up a second yellow card and was red carded in his team's 3-2 win against Eltham High on Monday at the Anthony Spaulding Complex. That was Charlie Smith's final Group G game and one which put them into the second round which will be played on a home-and-away format.

Guthrie, who scored twice in the game against Eltham to move his tally to six goals this year said that the team can do well without him, although he will be back for the second leg encounter.

"I feel great about the team because this year you can see that the players put in more work. Our aim is to reach as far as possible in all competitions. We have a good group of young players," Guthrie who is in his final year of schoolboy football said.

"As a midfielder I try to play my role, as an attacker and also getting back to make tackles for the team, and distribute the ball," the diminutive midfielder shared.

Meanwhile, Waite, who has been coach of the Trench Town-based institution for more than two decades, disclosed that Guthrie will be missed.

"He (Guthrie) is a very important player for the team. He has the ability to change a game easily at anytime. The player will surely be missed, but we have to move on," Waite who last guided Charlie Smith to the Manning Cup title in 1995 told STAR Sports yesterday.


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