Magee: No pressure ahead of JC-KC clash

October 27, 2017
Gladstone Taylor / Photographer Tyreek Magee (right) of Jamaica College with possession of the ball as Calabar's Demario Adams advances.

Jamaica College's (JC) star midfielder Tyreke Magee said that reaching the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup semi-finals this year is a huge motivation for the players towards their goal of winning the title. He is confident in winning a third Manning Cup title at JC.

Magee scored a spectacular free kick late in the game against Calabar last Tuesday at Constant Spring. That goal was his eighth of the season and secured a 1-0 win for JC and pushed them into the last four.

With the last quarter-final round against preseason favourites Kingston College (KC) to come tomorrow, the Old Hope Road-based institution is on six points in Group G, and can only be surpassed by their opponent. KC are in second on four points. The top two teams from each quarter-final round group will advance to the semi-finals.

 

Unbeaten run

 

"It is a very good feeling to be in the semi-final as preseason everybody worked hard. We still continue working hard during competition. The team is feeling good to reach the semi-finals of the Manning Cup," Magee who is in his third and final year of schoolboy football told STAR Sports recently.

"It (reaching the semi-finals) is a big motivation for us. This game help us to be a bit free (without pressure) going into the next game," the fifth-form student added.

Looking ahead to tomorrow's game, Magee is confident that JC will continue their unbeaten run.

"All we need to do is go out there and carry out the coach's (Miguel Coley) instructions and play to the best of our ability. I think we will come out victorious,' Magee confidently said.

"As our coach always says, it's passion at the end of the day and who wants it more. I think Jamaica College going out there to win, and each game has a lot to do with us been unbeaten," he said.

JC has not lost a game in the Manning Cup for the last four years, and is on course for a fifth consecutive hold on the prestigious silverware. They were not expected to be in this position because of a slow start.

"We never follow what people have to say, we are taking it one game at a time. It took us a while to find our rhythm but we are getting into our own now, so expect big things from us," Magee said.

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