Friday 22 March, 2019

JC eliminate Holy Trinity from Champions Cup to advance to semi-finals

Action from the Champions Cup quarter-final match between Jamaica College and Holy Trinity High at the Stadium East field on Saturday, November 10, 2018. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid).

Action from the Champions Cup quarter-final match between Jamaica College and Holy Trinity High at the Stadium East field on Saturday, November 10, 2018. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid).

Jamaica College (JC) defeated Holy Trinity High 2-1 in their quarter-final match of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) rebranded Champions Cup on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the competition.

 

The match was the first of a quarter-final doubleheader at the Stadium East field.

 

Roy Evelyn handed Holy Trinity High a 19th minute lead, but Norman Campbell scored a brace to hand JC a come-from-behind victory.

JC, Holy Trinity showdown

Campbell scored the equalising goal in the 29th and returned to complete his double three minutes from the end.

JC, the inaugural champion of the competition in 2014 when it was named Super Cup before rebranded this season to Champions Cup, dominated the action but failed to convert many of the chances they created.

However, it was Holy Trinity that scored first when Evelyn capitalised on a poor clearance from the JC defence to fire a cracker from outside the area that gave goalkeeper Khari Williams no chance.

Campbell scored both goals from crosses at both end of the pitch to give them the victory.

It was the second time this season that JC had eliminated Holy Trinity High from a competition at the quarter-final stage. On October 30, JC defeated Holy Trinity High 2-1 in the quarter-final round of the Digicel Manning Cup.

 

The Champions Cup, an all-island knockout competition, features the eight teams that won their second-round Digicel Manning Cup two-way play-off games and the eight teams that finished as winners and runners-up in their respective Wata daCosta Cup quarterfinal groups.

The Champions Cup (formerly Super Cup) is now in its fifth edition with the rural area teams yet to win the championship.

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