Wolmer's return to winning ways; Clarendon College beat Edwin Allen
Action from the ISSA/Digicel urban area Manning Cup game between Wolmer's High and Jose Marti Technical High School at the Stadium East field on Saturday, September 21, 2019. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)
Ten-time champions Wolmer’s Boys bounced back to winning ways with a 5-0 victory against Jose Marti Technical High School, at Stadium East, in the latest round of matches in the 2019 urban area ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition on Saturday.
The Heroes Circle-based school secured the big victory despite playing with 10 men after goalkeeper Kevon Kelly was red-carded in the first half.
The victory came two days after the Wolmerians dropped their first points in a 2-2 tie at Tarrant High, in what was their first match following the lightning strike incident during the game against group rivals Jamaica College (JC) on Monday, at Stadium East.
Wolmer's Boys vs Jose Marti
The lightning strike impacted five players. Two players, one each from JC and Wolmer's, were taken to hospital but both have since been released.
Wolmer's were leading JC 2-1 at the time of the lightning strike, with approximately six minutes of play remaining.
Before that game, Wolmer’s had beaten Vauxhall 5-0 at Stadium East and Innswood 8-1 at Chedwin Park.
Despite the victory on Saturday, Wolmer’s Boys remain second place in Group F with 10 points, two behind leaders JC on 12 points.
Mona High also secured a big victory on the day, beating Meadowbrook High7-1 at the Caymanas field for their second win this season.
As a result of the victory, Mona High joined Hydel High on seven points but are in second place in Group D courtesy of goal difference.
Camperdown High secured their fifth straight victory by beating Edith Dalton James High School 2-0 to open up an eight-point lead atop the table with maximum 15 points.
Meanwhile, in the rural area Wata/daCosta Cup football competition, defending champions Clarendon College edged the visiting Edwin Allen 1-0 for their second victory in three games.
With the victory, eight-time champions Clarendon College moved to seven points to lead Zone H by three points ahead of Edwin Allen High in second place.
Over in Zone B, Frome Technical stretched their perfect record to four victories following a 1-0 win against Rusea’s High. They are now on maximum 12 points, three ahead of second-place Rusea’s High, which started the day with a perfect record.
William Knibb Memorial High School and Happy Grove also had their perfect records stopped.
The Trelawny-based William Knibb lost 3-2 at Spot Valley High but despite the defeat remain atop Zone C with nine points. Spot Valley are two points behind in second place with seven points, courtesy of two victories, a draw, and a defeat.
Happy Grove were held to a 0-0 tie at Titchfield High as Port Antonio High reduced their lead in Zone L to one with a 2-1 victory at Fair Prospect.
Cornwall College protected their unbeaten record with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Maldon High to move to 13 points in Zone A, four-point ahead of second-place Anchovy High, which won 4-0 at Irwin High.
DIGICEL MANNING CUP
Mona 7 Meadowbrook 1
Tivoli 2 St Mary's College 0
Camperdown 2 Edith Dalton 0
Wolmer's 5 Jose Marti 0
WATA DACOSTA CUP
Irwin 0 Anchovy 4
Green Pond 1 St James 1
Cornwall 3 Maldon 0
Frome 1 Rusea's 0
Green Island 1 Hopewell 1
Cedric Titus 0 Holland 1
Spot Valley 3 William Knibb 2
Godfrey Stewart 0 Mannings 1
Grange Hill 1 Belmont 2
Petersfield 4 Maud McLeod 0
STETHS 4 Lacovia 1
Maggotty 1 Munro 0
Sydney Pagon 5 Black River 1
B.B. Coke 6 DeCarteret 0
Roger Clarke 1 Christiana 2
Alston 3 Spalding 4
Holmwood 1 Knox 2
Clarendon College 1 Edwin Allen 0
Kellits 1 Lennon 2
Ocho Rios 6 Iona 0
Browns Town 1 Marcus Garvey 0
Oracabessa 1 York Castle 2
Brimmer Vale 1 Annotto Bay 2
Carron Hall 1 Tacky 4
McGrath 2 Enid Bennett 1
Dinthill 2 Charlemont 3
Titchfield 0 Happy Grove 0
Fair Prospect 1 Port Antonio 2
Garvey Maceo 1 Glenmuir 1
Old Harbour 2 Central 2
Foga Road 1 Vere 3
Robert Lightbourne 3 St Thomas Tech 2
Yallahs 1 Seafort 4
MANNING CUP (MONDAY, SEPT. 23)
Haile Selassie vs Clan Carthy
Cumberland vs Holy Trinity
St Jago vs Bridgeport at Prison Oval
Kingston High vs Donald Quarrie at Breezy Castle
Ascot vs Charlie Smith
Denham Town vs Jonathan Grant at Edward Seaga Complex
Northern Tech vs Oberlin
Penwood vs STATHS at Cling Cling Oval
Papine vs St Catherine
Ardenne vs Eltham
Norman Manley vs St George's College at Maxfield Park Sports Complex
Pembroke Hall vs Excelsior
Kingston Tech vs Kingston College at 1A Deanery Road
Cedar Grove vs Dunoon
DACOSTA CUP (TUESDAY, SEPT. 24)
ZONE G - - RETURN GAMES
Alston vs Roger Clarke at Sanguinetti Community Centre
Holmwood vs Spalding
Knox vs Christiana
Marcus Garvey vs Ocho Rios at Drax Hall field
Iona vs York Castle at Rio Nuevo Football field
Browns Town vs Oracabessa at Addison Park