Wolmer's to go for broke against youthful 'Charlie'


Wolmer's to go for broke against youthful 'Charlie'

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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It has been a long and grueling season for both Charlie Smith High and Wolmer's Boys' in the schoolboy football competition.

But while one team definitely has one game left to go in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Digicel Manning Cup, the other just needs to avoid any mishap to ensure progress to the semi-finals.

Wolmer's Boys' already have four points and just need a point from their contest against out-of-contention Charlie Smith today to confirm their spot in the semis, regardless of the outcome in the other fixture involving leaders Kingston College (four points) and Camperdown High (three points).

The Alex Thomas-conditioned Wolmer's, endured a fierce battle in a come-from-behind 1-1 stalemate against Kingston College last week, which will serve them well heading into what should be a much easier assignment today. Still, Thomas and his team are not expected to take old foes Charlie Smith for granted.

“It was a tough game from Kingston College, we expected that type of battle. We played with a makeshift backline, as we were playing with some players out of position who stood up and did well,” Thomas said in reference to their previous encounter.

“But now we have to stay focused against Charlie Smith because they have something to prove. We are going to prepare and plan and get the victory and move on to the next phase. The plan is to get into the semi-finals and take it from there. So the light is so far looking good at the end of the tunnel,” he added.

Charlie Smith's Head Coach Jerome Waite is hoping the lessons from this season will serve his youthful squad well going forward.

“As we said from early in the season, it's a young team, average age, 16 years and eight months. We have 19 players in the squad and six can play Colts (U-16). It's a learning process for these youngsters and a work in progress, so we just have to honour our fixtures come the next game and assess the team and see what else could be done and just focus on next year,” Waite shared.

—Dwayne Richards

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