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'We never took our chances' laments KC assistant coach Watson

By November 03, 2018

Kingston College (KC) assistant coach Raymond Watson praised a victorious St Andrew Technical (STETHS) on the back of dramatic penalty shootout loss in the ISSA Champions Cup on Friday but bemoaned his team’s failure to take their chances in regular time.

The Purples battled back after trailing early on in the game, Jahmari Morrison’s brilliant free kick cancelling out the earlier effort of Kevaun Garwood.  It was STETHS who would rise to the occasion in the ensuing penalty shootout, however, securing a 6-5 sudden death win.  STETHS goalkeeper Devonte Bancroft proved to be the hero of the shootout, scoring from the spot before making two saves. 

In regular time, however, Watson could have right to feel aggrieved with the team missing a few chances to take the lead. STETHS, whose Ronaldo Webster proved to be a thorn in the side of the KC defenders, also had their chance.

“During the actual playing time, I thought we had a lot of chances to score.  We actually missed some from some persons who normally score them for us,” Watson said.

“I actually don’t think it deserved to go down to penalties but first and foremost let me say congratulations to St Elizabeth Technical they played a good game against us today but congratulations to my team as well.”     

 

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