From Knight to King - UWI still strong

November 21, 2017
Peart

ANDREW Peart, University of the West Indies' (UWI) assistant coach, has credited goalkeeper Nicholas King's performance, during their 2-0 win against Sandals South Coast, as a fitting birthday gift for injured first-choice goalie, Amal Knight.

King has shone since taking over from injured Knight for UWI's last three games and made good saves to deny Sandals.

The win pushed UWI to 18 points, whereas newcomers Sandals are finding it rough, rooted in last position on six points.

"It is important to move on, especially after being inconsistent in the last three games. Our goalkeeper was brilliant today. Our regular goalkeeper, Amal Knight, celebrated his birthday today. For King to come up big today and keep a clean sheet is a big birthday gift for Amal," Peart told STAR Sports.

"He (King) has been pushing hard in training and coming into the games doing magnificent. Credit to the young man and credit to the team," Peart added.

"We did not concede any goal and that was good for us. Some of the times, you find the league cagey in terms of scoring, which could determine placing, Scoring first and winning is very good. In this league, the team that scores early, usually wins," said Peart.

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