'It's work in progress' - Calabar coach Laylor not discouraged by heavy loss to KC

By September 18, 2018
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Calabar head coach David Laylor has admitted the team is not yet the finished article following a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Kingston College in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup.

Despite the final result, the Group B fixture had proven to be a competitive one at times with the Red Hills road hosts holding their more fancied opponents scoreless until the 44th minute.  Once Oneeka Allen opened the scoring, however, things quickly went from bad to worse with Treyvon Reid adding another in the 49th minute and a late double from Dwayne Atkinson (77th, 79th) condemning Calabar to a resounding defeat.

“For me I know that it’s work in progress.  I think they went a little flaky with me at some points during the game.  They fared well up to the first half, 45 minutes but after that it fell apart in terms of concentration so I know I have work to do,” Laylor said.

“Today we moved one of the central defenders, hoping to get some attacking going through him.  It never worked out for I think it backfired.”

In other group B results, Ardenne defeated Dunoon 4-0 while Mona registered a 1-0 win over Clan Carthy.   

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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