Defending champs JC, STATHS, KC, hammer opponents in Manning Cup

By September 18, 2018

Champions Jamaica College and last year’s finalists STATHs each recorded big wins in Tuesday’s round of matches in the Manning Cup competition.

There were also big wins for many-time champions St. George’s College and title contenders Kingston College.

Jamaica College, the five-time defending champions who are playing under a new coach this year, Andrew Peart, showed that they have not missed a beat when they travelled to Kingston Technical to defeat the home side 4-0.

The win puts Jamaica College on top of Group F on goal difference over Hydel High with whom they drew in their opening match of the season. Hydel won their encounter with Campion College 3-1.

Meanwhile, last year’s losing finals St. Andrew Technical are showing signs that they are back in the hunt for another crack at winning their first title in three decades when they clobbered Cedar Grove 6-0 at Cedar Grove. The win puts them level on points with group leaders St. George’s College, who blanked Tarrant High 7-0 at Windsor Park.

Both teams have nine points having won all their respective games this season. However, the light blues have scored eight more goals so far this season.

For the past two seasons, Kingston College have announced themselves as title contenders but have come up short. Their 4-0 victory over Calabar at Calabar suggests that they are ready to make another go at the title that has eluded them since they last won the title in 1986.

The win sees them lead Group B with the maximum nine points three points clear of Mona High. Mona has only played two matches so far this season.

The biggest win of the day came from Haile Selassie, who were getting their first win of the season after opening their campaign with a draw. Their 9-0 victory over Oberlin High sees them climb to third in Group E with four points, two behind Excelsior who were beaten 2-0 by group leaders St. Catherine High.

Tivoli Gardens, who won the last of their two titles in 1999, got their first win of the season, a 2-0 victory over Group D leaders Bridgeport High.

In Group E St. Mary’s College drew their second consecutive game, a 3-3 thriller with Penwood High who sits at the bottom of the group.


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