Friday 22 March, 2019

Clarendon College edge KC 1-0 to win Olivier Shield

Dr Walton Small (left), president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, presents the 2018 Olivier Shield to members of the Clarendon College team on Saturday, December 8, 2018 (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid.

Dr Walton Small (left), president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, presents the 2018 Olivier Shield to members of the Clarendon College team on Saturday, December 8, 2018 (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid.

Clarendon College secured their first Olivier Shield title since 1998 when they beat Manning Cup champions Kingston College (KC) 1-0 at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday night.

Substitute Andre Nicholson scored the all-important goal for Clarendon College in the 87th minute on a night which brought the curtain down on the 2018 schoolboy football season.

The Olivier Shield brings together the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup champions and the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup champions in a clash to decide the best schoolboy football team in the country.

The victory represents the first time since 2006 that a rural area school had won the Olivier Shield. In that year Glenmuir High School shared the shield with Bridgeport High.

The Olivier Shield was contested in a home-and-away two-leg format with the possibility of the title being shared if the scores were tied after two games. However, the format was changed by ISSA to a one-leg format following the 2013 season which meant the title could no longer be shared.

Olivier Shield showdown

It was the fourth Olivier Shield for Clarendon College, which had won the title in 1977, 1978 and 1998.

KC were looking for their 10th Olivier Shield after they scored a dramatic 3-2 victory over St George’s College on November 30 at the National Stadium to win the Manning Cup title for the first time in 32 years.

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