Walker Cup starts with two matches

The first two matches in the quarterfinals of the ISSA/Digicel Walker Cup schoolboy football competition will be played on Thursday at Spanish Town Prison Oval.

The Camperdown player had no choice but to watch as the footballer from Holy Trinity kicked the ball.
The Camperdown player had no choice but to watch as the footballer from Holy Trinity kicked the ball in their Manning Cup encounter recently.

St Catherine will face Holy Trinity in the opening encounter at 1 p.m. with Jonathan Grant tackling Eltham in the second match at 3 p.m.

Teams that were knocked out of the Manning Cup in the second round vie for the Walker Cup.

This is the second year that the competition is being played in this format, as ISSA tries to lessen the burden on the players.

To get to the Walker Cup, St Catherine High finished second in Group C of the preliminary round, but lost their two-leg second-round tie with Wolmer’s Boys’ School, while Holy Trinity ended the preliminaries second in Group A and lost to Camperdown in the next stage.

Jonathan Grant topped Group B of the preliminary round, with Eltham finishing Group F second. In the second round, Jonathan Grant lost to Excelsior and Eltham lost to St Andrew Technical High School.

THURSDAY’S MATCHES

SPANISH TOWN PRISON OVAL

St Catherine vs Holy Trinity at 1 p.m.

Jonathan Grant vs Eltham at 3 p.m.