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JC lacked requisite intensity claims head coach Peart

By September 21, 2018

Jamaica College head coach Andrew Peart does not believe the team played with the requisite intensity, despite registering a 4-0 win over Campion College in group G of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup on Friday.

Listed as heavy favourites headed into the encounter, goals from Shaniel Thomas, Duncan McKenzie, Tajay Grant and Nathan Hunter ensured that the defending champions were comfortable winners in the end.

 However, Campion College proved competitive and stubborn resistance for most of the encounter and proved hard to break through after Thomas’ 14th-minute goal.  Mckenzie (74th), Grant (78th) and Hunter 89th added goals late on to gloss over what had been a surprisingly troublesome encounter and Peart put the early struggles down to a lack of concentration.

“We never played with the right intensity in the first half and that’s what happened.  We got a goal 13 minutes into the match and then we just couldn’t find the back of the net again.  We got some opportunities,” Peart said.

“In the second half, we made some changes and put on some players more willing to play at the intensity that we demanded.  In the end, we are grateful for the three points but the performance is not what we wished for.”

Kwesi Mugisa

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