Bridgeport expect tricky Calabar Walker Cup clash

November 02, 2017
Manning Cup - JC vs Bridgeport

Calabar High and Bridgeport High will clash in today's final quarter-final match of the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup Knockout competition at the Constant Spring field starting at 2:30 p.m.

Bridgeport will enter today's contest full of confidence having defeated Calabar 3-1 in the quarter-final of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup competition last Saturday.

Garnett Lawrence, coach of Bridgeport, said he is expecting a much tougher contest this time around.

"It is a total different game because it is a knockout and given the one game that we won, it was a league game in the Manning Cup competition," said Lawrence. "I believe that both teams are going to play a bit different compared to how they played in the last game," he said.

 

Knockout value

 

Lawrence added: "I think coming into this knockout game, it has a lot of different values because it has Super Cup value and it is also adds to the Walker Cup value, which is the knockout value," he said.

However, Lawrence noted that he is very optimistic that his team will come out on top in today's encounter.

"We are pretty confident because it was a very good morale booster beating them and so we are ready and raring to go," Lawrence said.

Bridgeport will be relying heavily on their captain Kyle Ming, who has netted seven goals this season, along with Jevaughn Bashco and Jevaughn Dunn to lead their charge to victory.

Meanwhile, on the other hand, Calabar, under the guidance of head coach Lij Simms, will be depending heavily on Navardo Thomas, Collin Anderson, Orane Ferguson, and Matthew Sterling to lead them to victory.

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