Friday 24 November, 2017

MANNING CUP: KC crush Ardenne 12-1; JC and Wolmer's secure victories

Action from the Group A ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup game between Wolmer's Boys and hosts Haile Selassie on Tuesday.

Action from the Group A ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup game between Wolmer's Boys and hosts Haile Selassie on Tuesday.

Kingston College (KC) secured the day's biggest victory, while four-time defending champions Jamaica College (JC) picked up their first win in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football competition on Tuesday.

North Street giants KC, who whipped Spanish Town 6-0 in their Group E match of the season on Saturday, returned on Tuesday to crush Ardenne High 12-1 at Ardenne and JC secured an away 3-1 victory at Mona in their second Group B game.

JC were held to a 1-1 draw by St Andrew Technical High School on Saturday.

With the victory KC moved to maximum six points to lead the early points table by goal difference over Excelsior, who blanked Norman Manley 2-0 for their second straight win. KC have a goal difference of 17 compared to Excelsior's five.

KC and Excelsior are two points ahead of third place Greater Portmore on four points, with Greater Portmore on one points. The two other teams in the group - Spanish Town and Ardenne - are on zero.

JC's first victory from two game pushed them to four points and second place in Group B. Bridgeport High, who were held to a 0-0 draw by STATHS, are also on four points, but are leading the group courtesy of goal difference. The top two are a point ahead of Mona High in third place.

Manning Cup action

Wolmer's Boys just like KC also secured a second straight victory by beating Haile Selassie 2-0 in their Group A fixture at Haile Selassie.

A goal each from Xavier Crossdale in the 11th minute and second-half substitute Rivaldo English in the 63rd minute secured the victory for Wolmer's.

The victory pushed the Wolmerians to maximum six points, the same as Tivoli, who defeated Pembroke Hall 3-0 for a second straight victory.

It was a fast-paced, free-flowing match, with action concentrated mainly in the middle of the pitch.

Both goals came from corners with Crossdale rising high to head home a poor first clearance and English was left unattended to tap in from the penalty spot.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

GROUP A
Pembroke Hall 0 Tivoli 3
Kingston High 2 Innswood 1
Haile Selassie 0 Wolmer’s 2

GROUP B
Mona 1 Jamaica College 3
St. Andrew Technical 0 Bridgeport 0
Donald Quarrie 1 Papine 1

GROUP E
Spanish Town 0 Greater Portmore 1
Norman Manley 0 Excelsior 2
Ardenne 1 Kingston College 12

GROUP G
Cedar Grove 0 Eltham 3
Campion 0 Jonathan Grant 1
Calabar 3 Charlie Smith 1