KC missed chances early, Clarendon took theirs – Ludlow Bernard

By December 08, 2018

Manning Cup champions Kingston College were not at their ruthless best, but nothing should be taken away from the performance of Clarendon College, who became the first Rural-Area team to hold on to the Olivier Shield.

Those were the sentiments of Kingston College coach Ludlow Bernard after his Corporate Area champions were bested 1-0 courtesy of a brilliant goal from substitute Andre Nicholson in the 87th minute.

However, KC did have their chances to make their mark on the game before Nicholson’s strike.

“Today was a perfect example of us not taking our chances and they capitalizing on one of the few they would have gotten,” said Bernard.

The entertainment value of the game was high for Bernard and he thought that was important and that his time pushed the pace.

“But I thought today was a good game of football for the crowd. We did entertain, we did try to get goals and even before they scored we thought that we had it but they found something and kudos to them,” said Bernard.

KC were missing a couple of it’s stars injured skipper, Casseam Priestly and Ari Rodgers, however, Bernard believes that while those absences were notable and could have made a difference, his team should have done better in front of goal.

“I believe it did affect our performance today but I believe in the guys we had out there. I think they gave a gallant effort out there,” he said.

“We wanted to do it for Casseam and Ari, but that’s just life. It is just one of the lessons to be learnt. When some of our key persons are out some of our other players have to step up. We got some very good opportunities early and had we capitalized on them, probably I would have been doing the last interview.”

Paul-Andre Walker

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