Weatherly disappointed with senior players
Despite getting a positive result in their first match of the 2018 ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup competition, Dean Weatherly, the coach of 2016 champions Cornwall College, was disappointed with the performance of his senior players.
Cornwall registered a 1-0 victory over Irwin High School at the Cornwall College playing field. Solano Birch got the deciding goal in the 62nd minute.
"What is happening now is that the senior players think they have already arrived, and they weren't putting out that extra effort," Weatherly said, pointing out that he will be giving them some time to improve.
"The second-tier players we brought on wanted it more and showed that they want to start, so we gave them who want to play the chance to win the game," he added.
Weatherly was, however, impressed with the performance of striker Aiden Jokumba, although he was not on the scoresheet.
"He usually gives us 100 per cent, and he was trying to carry the team. With a better game and playing to what we are normally used to, he would have probably given us a better showing and better chances at goal. The chances in the first half were few and far between, but as the second half developed with the substitutes, he became more and more of a factor," said Weatherly.