Coaches pleased with Trelawny Cup preparation

August 13, 2019
Jevaughn Cameron (left) of Spot Valley High trying to shield the ball from McCoy Nish of William Knibb Memorial High in their ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup match at the William Knibb playfield last season.
Deano Thomas (left), of William Knibb Memorial High School, attempts to dribble away from a Cedric Titus defender in their preseason game in the Trelawny Schoolboy Cup at the Elleston Wakeland Centre, in Falmouth on Sunday.

Trelawny is looking to make an impact in the upcoming daCosta Cup season after William Knibb Memorial High school and Cedric Titus High School showed promise at the inaugural staging of the Trelawny Schoolboy Cup at the Elleston Wakeland Centre on Sunday.

Despite the team finishing second, two points behind invitees Brown’s Town High School of St Ann, who amassed nine points, newly appointed coach of William Knibb, Dwight Jeremiah, said that he was excited about what he saw.

“Preseason has been fairly decent; it’s a steady improvement that we are seeing. When we started out, it was difficult as I think we lacked quality in depth. I’m impressed by what I saw here today, and I am optimistic that the team can come out of the zone for the first time in about six years. It’s a different philosophy, so they are taking their time to adapt, but I am pleased with the pace at which they are going thus far,” Jeremiah said.

Wade Crawford, coach of Cedric Titus, who finished with six points, said that he was pleased with the preparation so far and was looking forward to the next couple of weeks to get the squad up to 100 per cent.

“Preseason has been OK so far; it has its ups and downs. Right now, we are about 40 per cent of where we want to be, so we are well on our way to achieving our objectives for the preseason apart from a few nagging injuries. Going forward, it’s just about putting in the hard work as this tournament was just a chance to look at the guys and see where we are at,” Crawford said.

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