Favourites dominate first-leg of Manning Cup second round

By October 18, 2018

St Catherine High, Kingston College (KC), Jamaica College (JC) and St George’s College (STGC) dominated proceedings in the first leg of their second-round ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup games on Wednesday. 

The group of teams, recognized as genuine contenders pre-season, played a day after Wolmer’s Boys’ got the better of Denham Town 1-0, Camerdown clipped Excelsior by the same score, and St Jago were comfortable 2-0 winners over Holy Trinity, and duly stamped their authority on the two-leg ties.

KC let in their second goal of the Manning Cup to date, but were easy 3-1 winners over Cumberland, while STGC were the most dominant team on the day, destroying Mona High 4-0. St Catherine High, who topped a group, including Excelsior after scoring a whopping 47 goals, had to come from 1-0 down to dispatch Charlie Smith 3-1, while St Andrew Technical High School surprised Hydel with a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory.

Defending Champions, JC, were in a no nonsense mood, dispatching Calabar High School, 3-0, in their game at Prison Oval.

JC got goals from Tyrese Small in the eighth minute, Tajay Grant in the 30th and Earon Elliott in the 86th to seal the affair.

KC in the meantime, enjoyed goals from Jahmari Robinson (26’), Trayvone Reid (52’), and Ronaldo Robinson (89’). Ethan Lewis scored the consolation for Cumberland in the 36th minute of play.

STGC began their impressive display in the 13th minute through Nathaniel Campbell, doubling their lead lead in the 42nd minute via a Damani Harris goal. Three minutes later the Emelio Roussean scored the first of a brace, enjoying his double at minute 58.

Paul-Andre Walker

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