Sporting coach eyes Brancourt as fortress

O'shane Tobias

Tuesday, October 09, 2012    

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TOLL GATE, Clarendon — Sporting Central coach Nigel Stewart wants his players to turn their Brancourt home ground into a fortress for the rest of the season.

Sporting are one of three teams — the others being Arnett Gardens and Boys' Town — to boast unbeaten home records after seven games in the Red Stripe Premier League.

They have so far earned 10 points from a possible 12 at their south west Clarendon base, and Stewart said maintaining this form will be crucial to their ambitions this term.

"Our aim is not to lose any game at home this season. This should be our 'Office' or anything you want to call it," Stewart said recently.

"We have this beautiful field (for too long) and always getting beating on it," he added on Sunday. "If you have a field like this you (are) suppose to defend it; it's yours."

Stewart was speaking to the Jamaica Observer following his team's 3-0 thrashing of promoted Savannah SC on Sunday.

The win, their third in-a-row and fifth overall, pushed the Clarendon side to the top of the 12-team league on 16 points. Stewart, who was put in charge of first-team duties at the start of the season, is loving life at the summit.

"This is how Sporting Central should play all the time (but) unfortunately we can't do it all the time," Stewart told journalists in his post-game interview. "Three points, good performance; I'm happy."





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