The footballers of Charlemont High School, located in the Linstead area of St Catherine, are oozing confidence about advancing to the next round and beyond in the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup competition.
“We [the coaches] are confident; the management and the boys are confident,” Assistant Coach Andre Hinds told The Beacon on Saturday, September 28, when his team drew 1-1 at home with Dinthill Technical High.
Dinthill, which is at the bottom of Zone K on one point, is on the verge of exiting the prestigious competition it won twice.
McGrath High School, which has been unbeaten so far this season, tops the zone on nine points. Charlemont is second with seven points and Enid Bennett High is third on three points.
“There is a 100 percent chance of advancing to the next round. Something tragic would have to happen to prevent that,” Hinds said while lamenting Dinthill’s current position.
“It has been years since they have been in such tough position, but that is how football is. You have some good years; you have some bad years. This year is just one of the bad years for them. They just have to go back to the board and come again,” added the Charlemont assistant coach.
He further told The Beacon that, going forward, his squad will continue to stick to its philosophy.
“Our philosophy is a lot of passing. We didn’t get a lot [on Saturday] because of the wet field, and so we didn’t get to play our game,” he explained.
Hinds added that the team, heading into the match on Saturday, did not do much practice due to days of torrential rainfall.
“We didn’t get in a lot of training over the week because it was a lot of rain especially on this side. We have two games to go and we should come up better for those games and win,” the Charlemont High assistant coach further said.
His team will next play against McGrath High School on Saturday, October 5, at McGrath, while Dinthill will go up against Enid Bennett High School at Bybrook Sports Club. The matches will start at 3:30PM.
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