Manning Cup semi-finalists decided

Defending champions Kingston College, St Andrew Technical, Wolmer’s Boys and Jamaica College are semi-finalist for the 2019 ISSA Manning Cup Competition after the last set of quarter-final games on Tuesday. In the opening game at Stadium East, St Andrew Technical marched into the last four with their third straight win in the quarter-final round, beating Jamaica College 2-1.

Romario Campbell gave the 2017 beaten finalists the lead after just 10 minutes. The 29 time champions were however back on level terms through a viscous left-footed strike from Phillon Lawrence in minute 18. But on minute 36, Mikel Riley got what turned out to be the winning goal for the Spanish Town Road-based school.

The result was also just enough to see JC through to the last four as St George’s College surrendered a one goal lead to draw 1-1 with Excelsior as three teams ended the group with two points each. JC advanced with a -1 goal difference ahead of St Gorge’s College -2 and Excelsior -4.

In Group 'G, KC finished the day top as they defeated Camperdown 2-1. It was Camperdown who took the lead when Shaun Daley converted in the 30th minute. The prolific Dwayne Atkinson equalized for KC with a well taken volley in the fourth minute of first half stoppage time. The comeback was completed when Michael Allen scored from close range to make it 2-1.

In the other group game, Wolmer’s were leading out-of-contention Charlie Smith 3-0 when rain forced the game to be called off at half time. Jhavier Lynch in the 12th minute, Revaldo Mitchell in minute 38 and Ronaldo Webster in the 42nd, have gotten the goals for the Wolmerians thus far.

As it stands, both KC and Wolmer’s advanced with 7 points with Camperdown 3rd on three and Charlie Smith at the foot of the table without a points.

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