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Camperdown come from behind to take early quarterfinal round lead

By October 24, 2018

Camperdown High School came from two goals down in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game against Charlie Smith to earn top spot after the first round of games in the quarter-final groupings now under way. 

Playing at the Stadium East field, Camperdown were put on the back foot after Kemoy Bailey opened the scoring in the 35th minute of play and were further hurt, two minutes later when Renaldo Cephas doubled that lead.

At 2-0 down, the game should have been put to bed, but nobody told Camperdown that. When Jeovanni Laing slammed home a 56th minute penalty, it was game on.

The penalty had been given up by Charlie Smith goalkeeper Bush Stewart, who must have been ruing the error when another defensive mistake led to Ronaldo Edwards’ sublime effort in the 67th minute.

At 2-2, Camperdown were taking advantage of their momentum and looked the only team likely to score. They did, leaving Charlie Smith bottom of the table without a point.

Kingston College and St George’s are second and third in the group after they played out a 0-0 draw at the same venue.

Two teams from two quarterfinal groups will make the Manning Cup semifinal.

In the other group, Wolmer’s Boys’ started on the wrong foot, losing 2-1 to Holy Trinity.

The Wolmerians started on the backfoot with Holy Trinity’s Ricardo Brown getting on the scoresheet in the 12th minute.

Wolmer’s would equalize in the 46th minute through Kimani Gibbons but would again go behind when Roy Evelyn scored in the 63rd to seal the points.

Holy Trinity now lead the group after Jamaica College and St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), last year’s beaten finalists, could not find a goal between them.

The 0-0 draw puts the teams second in the four-team group, with Holy Trinity, on three points, and Wolmer’s, on zero, sandwhiching them.

Paul-Andre Walker

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    P

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    Pts

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    30

    10

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