Wolmer's Boys' Head Coach Jerome Waite says there is much work to do with his team after coming from behind to beat Vauxhall High 4-2 in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup at The Mico University College on Tuesday.
Wolmer's, who had to fight all the way to the end to secure the victory, got their goals through Jayden Walters (23rd), Nathaniel Brooks (26th), Addon Daye (43rd), and Dante Dacres (64th). Jevauni Cummings, in the second minute, and substitute Andre Williams, in the 84th, were the scores for Vauxhall.
Wolmer's dominated the first half of the match and could have easily led at half-time if not for poor finishing from their attackers.
Waite told the Jamaica Observer that they are happy for the three points but that his team should have a lot more goals in the game.
"We still have a lot of work because we need to possess the ball some more, and based on the number of opportunities that we are creating, we need to make use of those opportunities," Waite said. "We continue to miss a lot of chances and we are going to have to spend a lot of time in that area. But what is good about the team is we are creating chances."
He says that the match was not an easy game because Vauxhall played well from the start.
"Our opponents came here with a purpose and they scored from the second minute, so we were on the back seat and it took us a little while for us to get going," Waite said. "But once we got going, you could see that we were a better unit than Vauxhall."
Cummings stunned the home fans when he gave Vauxhall the lead as he ran by two Wolmer's defenders to fire home past goalkeeper Yuri Dryden in the opening minutes of the game.
However, having been stung by Vauxhall's early goal, Wolmer's quickly found their rhythm as they dominated the remainder of the first period. Walters gave Wolmer's the equaliser when he fired home from point-blank range past goalkeeper Marques Reid.
The celebrations had hardly subsided when Brooks, who tormented the Vauxhall defenders with swift dribbling skills and off-the-ball movement, increased Wolmer's lead with a neat finish at the near post.
Daye sent Wolmer's 3-1 up two minutes before half-time with a powerful header at the back post from a corner kick.
Wolmer's, who were much quicker than their opponents to the ball, also dominated the second half as they created a number of clear-cut opportunities.
Daye sent his team 4-1 up when he fired home from the penalty spot after he was brought down inside the 18-yard box. Williams pulled one back for Vauxhall six minutes from full time, but that was not enough as Wolmer's held for the victory.
Tuesday's Manning Cup results:
Campion 3 Pembroke Hall 0
Denham Town 3 Greater Portmore 1
St George's 7 Ardenne 1
Waterford 1 Jose Marti 0
Haile Selassie 2 Jonathan Grant 0
St Jago 3 Donald Quarrie 1
Tivoli 1 Kingston Technical 0
Papine 1 Ascot 0
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