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Waite wants more from Wolmer's despite strong start
Hydel High's Kavon Marin (left) tussles with Dante Dacres of Wolmer's Boys' during their Manning Cup match at Wolmer's on Friday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

It may have been a perfect four wins from as many games for Wolmer's Boys' in the ongoing Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/Digicel Manning Cup football competition. But, according to head coach Jerome Waite, there's no time to be comfortable as more work has to be done if his team is to get over the line in the end.

Wolmer's Boys' continued their winning spree in Group E courtesy of a 1-0 win against Hydel at their Heroes' Circle base on Friday. Jahmani Bell scored the all-important goal in the 58th minute as Wolmer's continued to show their class.

"Well, you will have to be pleased with the performance of the team. I mean this is a team that is going through its injury phases. Thirteen players have been injured, the [medical team is] doing a great job and we are hoping that we can get these boys up, you know, free of injury as the season progresses," Waite told the Jamaica Observer.

"The hard work continues, definitely. It is a new formation that these youngsters are playing compared to what they are customed to from previous seasons and it's a system of playing rules and functions and these are the first time players are seeing things of this nature.

Wolmer's Boys' Ravaughn Rainsford (left) wins a header against Hydel High's Taevaughn Rennie during their Manning Cup match at Wolmer's Boys' on Friday. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)

"The feeling in the camp is good; if you notice every time they played you can see that camaraderie and that confidence continue to rise," Waite added.

Both Wolmer's Boys' and Hydel started well, but the latter emerged clearly as the better of the two in the early exchanges. Not only did Hydel hold more possession of the ball but also their passes were more accurate as well and they took more shots at the target.

Gabriel Sevourne could have put Hydel in front but the capable winger failed to score from the penalty spot in the 19th minute.

As the game progressed, Wolmer's Boys' got into a groove and threatened with some strikes of their own, but failed to connect as the first half ended 0-0.

Joseph Brightly (centre) of Hydel tries to get away from Wolmer's Boys' Jayshorn Hamilton( left) and Ronaldo Thompson during their Manning Cup match at Wolmer's Boys' on Friday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Upon the resumption Wolmer's Boys' came out a completely different outfit and clearly with a point to prove as their attackers wasted no time in threatening Hydel's defence on numerous occasions.

Dante Dacres rattled Hydel's crossbar from a free kick just outside of the box in the 55th minute. Three minutes later, Wolmer's Boys' were awarded another free kick and this time Bell made no mistake when beating a trying Daveigh Payton in goal for Hydel.

The momentum carried Wolmer's Boys' to yet another famous win at home.


Group C

Bridgeport 0, Haile Selassie 2

Tivoli Gardens 2, Charlie Smith 2

Vauxhall 0, Edith Dalton 1

Group D

Spanish Town 1, STATHS 6

Group E

Camperdown 7, Kingston High 0

Papine 1, Mona 9

Wolmer’s Boys’ 1, Hydel 0

Group F

Cumberland 1, Clan Carthy 1

Jose Marti 0, Excelsior 1

Kingston Technical 0, Campion 1

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter

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