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Wolmer's, KC draw keeps Group B alive

By LoopNews November 05, 2019

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) and Wolmer’s Boys battled to a 1-1 draw, while Camperdown High defeated Charlie Smith High 4-0 as quarter-final action continued in Group A of the 2019 ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition at the Stadium East field on Tuesday.

The results mean that KC, Wolmer’s Boys and Camperdown High will be fighting for two semi-final spots from the group heading into the final set of matches, while Jerome Waite-coached Charlie Smith High, the 1988, 1990 and 1995 champions, have been eliminated.

KC and Wolmer’s Boys are locked on four points from two matches but the defending champions are leading the group courtesy of a goal difference of plus five compared to plus one. Camperdown High, which bounced back from their 3-2 defeat against Wolmer’s Boys in the opening set of matches last Wednesday, hold down third place with three points.

Charlie Smith High are without a point from their two games as they went down 5-0 to KC last Thursday.

In the curtain-raiser at the Stadium East, Shaqueil Bradford scored a hat-trick to lead Camperdown High to their 4-0 demolition of Charlie Smith High.

Camperdown High took control of the match from the first half which produced two of the four goals.

Shawn Daley opened the scoring in the 27th minute and Bradford doubled the lead on the stroke of half time.

Bradford added his second goal in the 67th minute and completed the hat trick in the 83rd minute.

In the second game, KC took a well-deserved lead in the 17th minute through leading striker Dwayne Atkinson and then missed numerous scoring opportunities and allowed Wolmer’s back into the game.

Talisman Ronaldo Webster, formerly of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), responded for Wolmer’s in the 73rd minute with his 17th goal of the season.

The result kept KC’s undefeated record intact but ruined their perfect record. The Purples entered the day with a perfect record of 14 victories in all competitions this season and dropped their first points in the team's 15th match.

Webster’s goal was only the third conceded by KC so far this season.

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