Manning Cup decides six quarterfinalists on Saturday

Six teams will be eliminated from the ISSA/Digicel schoolboy football Manning Cup competition on Saturday with four taking an advantageous position into their second-leg match at four venues across the Corporate Area.


These should have been the final matches in the second round, but with two first-leg matches affected by rain at Spanish Town Prison Oval midweek, the decision of who will advance to the quarter-finals round will be made at a later date.

The venue chosen for the eight matches are Ashenheim Stadium, Stadium East, Winchester Park and Spanish Town Prison Oval. Two matches will be played at each.

Defending champions

The four teams that have already given themselves an advantage of advancing to the quarterfinals are defending champions Kingston College (KC), as well as three former champions, Wolmer’s, Excelsior and St George’s College.

In the first legs, KC rallied from a first-half deficit to beat Vauxhall 3-1; Wolmer’s tagged St Catherine 1-0; Excelsior beat Jonathan Grant 3-0; and St George’s stopped Mona 2-1.

The two other completed first-leg matches drew with former champions St Andrew Technical High and Eltham ending 2-2 and former champions Camperdown and Holy Trinity finishing 0-0. All four will have everything to play for on Saturday.

In the matches that were affected by rain, St Jago and Charlie Smith played 13 minutes before the rain started with either failing to score during the period. Former champions Jamaica College and Hydel did not take the field as it was waterlogged. All four will do battle for supremacy.

Excelsior was no match for the purple-blooded Kingston College when they met in September.



Camperdown vs Holy Trinity at 1 p.m.

St Andrew Technical vs Eltham at 3 p.m.


Jamaica College vs Hydel at 2 p.m.

Charlie Smith vs St Jago at 4 p.m.


Wolmer’s Boys’ School vs St Catherine at 1 p.m.

Kingston College vs Vauxhall at 3 p.m.


Jonathan Grant vs Excelsior at 1 p.m.

St George’s vs Mona at 3 p.m.