Excelsior and St George’s won their first-leg matches in the second round of the Digicel/ISSA Manning Cup football competition at Stadium East on Thursday (Oct 24). Excelsior stopped Jonathan Grant 3-0 in the second match with St George’s beating Mona 2-1 in the first.
In the second match, both teams battled to a goalless first half, before Ashawni Richards gave Excelsior the lead in the 71st minutes with Javon Smith netting two minutes later. Jaheem Flemmings completed the scoring in second-half added time.
Meanwhile, in the first encounter, Mona took the lead in the 18th minute through Deneel Pinnock with Javon Shepherd equalising for St George’s in the 34th before Nathaniel Campbell won the match in the 76th.
Both Excelsior and St George’s will take the margin of victory into the second leg, which will be contested on Saturday (Oct 26).