JC, Camperdown maintain perfect records in Digicel Manning Cup
Many-time champions Jamaica College (JC) and Camperdown High maintained their perfect records following the latest set of matches in the 2019 ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition on Thursday.
JC stretched their record to four straight victories after a crushing 8-0 triumph over the visiting Innswood High.
The win pushed the 29th-time champion to maximum 12 points in Group E, a five-point lead over second-place Wolmer's Boys, which were held to a 2-2 draw at Tarrant High.
Both JC and Wolmer's Boys were returning to action for the first time after their matchup at the Stadium East field on Monday was called off when five players were struck by lightning.
Two of the affected students were identified as Terrence Francis of JC, who had to be stretchered off the field and Dwayne Allen of Wolmer’s.
Two players, one each from JC and Wolmer's, were taken to hospital but both have since been released.
Wolmer's were leading the contest 2-1 at the time of the incident, with approximately six minutes of play remaining.
Camperdown High, a three-time winner of the Manning Cup, also improved their record to four straight victories. They won 3-0 at St Mary's College to move to maximum 12 points in Group D, a five-point lead over second-place Hydel High, which battled to a 1-1 draw against Mona High at the Caymanas Park field.
Holy Trinity 2 St Jago 2
St Mary's College 0 Camperdown 3
Meadowbrook 0 Tivoli 0
Hydel 1 Mona 1
Jose Marti 0 Vauxhall 2
Tarrant 2 Wolmer's 2
JC 8 Innswood 0
FRIDAY'S MATCHES (All scheduled to start at 3:30 pm)
Kingston High vs Jonathan Grant at Breezy Castle
Charlie Smith vs Denham Town at Arnett Garden Sports Complex
Donald Quarrie vs Ascot at Bull Bay Football Club
Northern Tech. vs St Catherine
STATHS vs Papine
Oberlin vs Penwood at Golden Spring Field
Ardenne vs Calabar
St George's vs Campion
Eltham vs Norman Manley
Pembroke Hall vs Dunoon
Kingston College vs Cedar Grove at Stadium East Field
Excelsior vs Kingston Tech