“Mr Cornwall is leading the charge to the Premier League. He is the CEO of Metrodade (Protection Security) and spent time at Premier League clubs such as Rivoli United and Waterhouse. He is working hard on making the team better,” he noted. Molynes are in the Super League for the first time, but don’t intend to stop there. “We aim to win the final. I watched Mountain View against Pembroke Hall on Saturday night. They have a good team, with players who can possess the ball. We can’t give them any chance to play the ball. We have to push as hard as possible on Friday night,” Fitzgerald said ahead of the final. Molynes reached the Magnum-sponsored Super League for the first time in the club’s history when they thrashed Cooreville Gardens 4-0 in the semi-final last Friday night at Constant Spring Complex in St Andrew. Molynes’ scorers were Ali Henry, Damion Thomas, Ramone Rose and Remilio Wilson. They will oppose Mountain View in the final scheduled for Friday at Constant Spring, starting at 6:30 p.m. LEADING THE CHARGE Molynes United head coach Calvert Fitzgerald said that his team’s advancing to next season’s Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League is part of a three-year plan to qualify for the Red Stripe Premier League. “The objective is to take the club to the Premier League,” Fitzgerald told The Gleaner yesterday. “We had a meeting with the new chairman Eurado Cornwall, president Herman Cruickshank and myself, and we put the three year plan in place to take the club to the Premier League,” he added. Last year, the plan was derailed as Molynes were beaten 3-1 by Central Kingston in the Major League semi-final. That setback is now behind them and they are on the road to the nation’s top league. “We did not have a deep squad last year and the players were not used to the limelight. Now, we brought in some experienced players and they have done the job. We have a deeper squad,” Fitzgerald explained.
Heruela finished with 11 points and two rebounds and Espinas wound up with nine markers, two boards, and two dimes. Ganuelas-Rosser, meanwhile, did his damage on the defensive end to go with his five points and six rebounds.For the reserves, it was all a matter of keeping up the energy of the first unit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’re just trying to bring the energy up, the intensity to give our first group of guys a good rest,” said Heruela. “That’s the most important thing for us defensively, we have to make stops and execute. Coach has been preaching that over and over again, we have to make stops and then execute our plays to give ourselves a chance.”San Miguel’s bench players acknowledge coach Leo Austria’s penchant for a short rotation. That’s why the key for them is staying on top of their game and being ready when their number gets called. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “As one of the veterans, you have to be prepared for these kinds of games. This game, you’ll be pulled and then the next game, you won’t play. So the mindset should always be ready,” said Espinas.“We’re trying to contribute whichever way we can on the floor. Good thing we were able to execute, put some points on the board and contribute to our team,” said Heruela.At the end of the day, though, the Beermen will always look to their starters to give them the boost in tight situations, but with the reserves know in what way they can make an impact in their bid for a fourth-straight all-Filipino championship.“If the second group plays that well again, we can give June Mar (Fajardo) the rest he needs so that he can be fresh for our next games,” said Espinas.“From my perspective, whatever minute we can give so that they can rest, we want to give that to them. We have a really strong first group, and for us in the second unit, we’re just trying to contain and even surpass the energy of our opponent, to give our guys a good rest and give ourselves a chance to make a good run and put ourselves in a good position to win,” said Heruela.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s no secret that San Miguel has relied heavily on its talented starting five to build a dynasty the last half a decade, but on Sunday, the Beermen banked on the other guys for a change.Guys like Brian Heruela, Gabby Espinas, and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser came up big in San Miguel’s 111-87 Game 3 victory over Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals as the trio accounted for the bulk of the Beermen’s surprising 33 bench points.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Advantage: SMB