MARK LEWIS ‘hat trick inspired William Knibb Memorial High School to a 4-1 victory over Herbert Morrison Technical High School in their rural Inter-High Schools Athletic Association (ISSA) Cup football game daCosta at Irwin High School playground in St James yesterday.
Herbert Morrison took the lead in the 13th minute with a goal from Damarion Spence. However, Lewis found the equalizer for William Knibb in the 26th minute, then came back nine minutes later to score and give them the upper hand.
William Knibb, the boys in purple, put the game to rest in the second half with Lewis ending his hat trick with a strike in the 73rd minute, before Jaymar Skyers got his name on the scoreboard in the 88th.
William Knibb’s coach Dwight Jeremiah was impressed with the character his leader showed in leading their comeback.
“From what I’ve seen in this area, I don’t see the defensive unit that can face him when he’s ready and today he was ready. His team lost a goal and he took it on his shoulders to really lead the comeback. This character is something that I love, ”Jeremiah said.
“I must also mention our defensive midfielder Orville Brown who had a great game today and really made our offensive players excel,” he added.
Jeremiah said his side learned a lot from giving up a two-goal lead against Cornwall College on Tuesday, to show a lot of poise in what was a convincing win yesterday.
“I said on Tuesday the guys would learn. Today it wasn’t just the comeback, but the handling of the game was much better, ”said Jeremiah.
“We realized that Herbert Morrison didn’t handle crosses well, their center halves were a bit erratic. We decided to let them make a lot of decisions. I think the boys did well so it’s just a matter of keeping them down and getting out of that area, ”he added.
In the second game at the venue, Cornwall College drew 0-0 against rivals St James High School.
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