Defending champions Garvey Maceo made a statement with a 10-0 hammering of Winston Jones in the ISSA/Digicel daCosta Cup on Tuesday.

The result moves them to second in Zone N with four points from two games, three less than leaders Vere who have played one more match. Vere were held to a 1-1 draw at Foga Road.

12-time champions Cornwall College rebounded from a shock loss to Green Pond in their last game with a commanding 8-0 win over Anchovy at home to move to six points from three games and the top of Zone A on goal difference.

Also in Zone A, Irwin got their second win in as many games with a 2-0 home win over Green Pond while St. James and Maldon played out a 1-1 draw at Jarrett Park.

In Zone K, Dinthill Technical moved to a perfect 12 points from four games with a 4-1 win over Guys Hill at Tacky High. At Charlemont, the hosts got their third win in four games with a 3-1 result against Ewarton while McGrath secured a 4-2 win over Enid Bennett at home.

Glenmuir got their second win in as many games in Zone M with a 6-1 win over Tacius Golding at home. Central High beat Old Harbour 2-0 at Soya Oval in the day’s other Zone M game.

In a Zone I double header at Drax Hall, Oracabessa beat Browns Town 1-0 before Ocho Rios secured a 2-1 win over Marcus Garvey. Both teams now have six points from three matches.

In Zone D, Grange Hill and Black River played out a 0-0 draw at Llandilo Sports Complex while in Zone E, Lacovia recorded their first win in four games with a 1-0 home victory over Maggotty.

DeCarteret College and Bellefield played out a 1-1 draw in Zone F and in Zone J, Horace Clarke and St. Mary Tech played out a 0-0 draw at Richmond Farm.

There were also 16 matches played on Wednesday.

In Zone B, Frome and Rusea’s both maintained their unbeaten records. Frome secured a 7-0 win over Hopewell at home to move to six points from two games while Rusea’s went to Green Island and won 2-0 to get their third win in three games. Both teams have yet to concede a goal this season.

William Knibb hammered Muschett 8-0 at home to move to six points from two games in Zone C. Cedric Titus also have two wins in as many games after a 3-0 win over Herbert Morrison at home.

Manning’s got are now perfect after four games in Zone D after a 2-0 win over Belmont Academy at the Crawford Sports Complex. Also in Zone D, Petersfield moved to nine points from three games with a 2-1 home win over Godfrey Stewart.

In Zone E, STETHS are also perfect after four games thanks to a 1-0 win over B.B Coke at B.B Coke. Munro College now only trail STETHS by two points after a 2-1 win at Sydney Pagon.

Manchester beat Belair 2-0 at Kirkvine to move to nine points from three games in Zone F. Mt. St. Joseph recorded their first win of the season 2-0 over May Day at May Day.

In Zone G, Holmwood moved to seven points from three games with a 1-0 win over Mile Gully. Christiana beat Alphansus Davis High by one goal to nil in the Zone’s other Wednesday fixture.

Zone H saw Clarendon College beat Lennon High 3-0 at Foga Road for their second win in as many games. Zone leaders Edwin Allen now have seven points from three games after being held to a 1-1 draw by Thompson Town.

In Zone J, St. Mary High secured a 2-1 win over Wycliffe Martin High at the Highgate Community Centre while, at Tacky High, the hosts recorded a 3-1 win over Annotto Bay.

Action continues Thursday with three Zone L matches. Paul Bogle will host Yallahs, Robert Lightbourne will host Morant Bay and Seaforth will host St. Thomas Technical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22-time champions St. George’s College were stunned by Waterford High in the ISSA-Digicel Manning Cup on Wednesday.

In the match played at Waterford, the hosts pulled off a shock 3-2 win over the North Street-based school to move to seven points from three games, good enough for second in Group A.

Defending champions Kingston College moved to the top of the group with a 3-1 win over Meadowbrook at Stadium East, their third win in as many games.

In Wednesday’s other Group A clash at Calabar, the hosts secured a 6-1 win over Ardenne.

In Group B, 30-time champions Jamaica College moved to seven points from their three games with a 4-2 victory over Holy Trinity at the Bell Chung Oval.

Group D saw Norman Manley beat Spanish Town 3-0 at the Spanish Town Prison Oval while STATHS and Jonathan Grant played out a 2-2 draw at STATHS.

There were 11 matches played on Tuesday as well.

In Group F, Excelsior pulled out a 2-1 win over Clan Carthy at the Alpha Institute to move to seven points from three games, maintaining a two-point lead over Campion College, who secured a 2-1 win of their own against Cumberland at Cumberland.

The other Group F match saw Jose Marti grind out a 1-0 win over Kingston Technical at home.

Group C saw Haile Selassie and Charlie Smith both move to seven points from three games. Haile Selassie went to Tivoli High and secured a 3-1 win while Charlie Smith beat Edith Dalton 3-1 at the Tony Spalding Sports Complex. Vauxhall and Bridgeport drew 2-2 at Vauxhall in the other group encounter.

Mona High were Tuesday’s biggest winners with a 9-2 result against Camperdown in Group E to move to a perfect nine points from three matches. Joining them on nine points were Wolmer’s Boys who beat Papine 2-0 at Papine. Hydel hammered Kingston High 7-1 at Royal Lakes in the third group game.

Dunoon secured a 2-0 win over Tarrant in Group D while in Group B, St. Catherine beat St. Jago 1-0 at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.

Action continues Friday with 10 matches. Group F will see Campion College visiting Kingston Technical, leaders Excelsior visiting Jose Marti and Cumberland hosting Clan Carthy.

In Group C, Bridgeport and Haile Selassie will do battle at Dunbeholden, Vauxhall will host Edith Dalton and Tivoli will host Charlie Smith.

The lone Group D clash will be between Spanish Town and STATHS at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.

Group E will see Camperdown and Kingston High clash at the Alpha Institute, Papine host leaders Mona and Wolmer’s host Hydel.

 

 

 

Newly crowned ISSA Under-16 champions St Andrew Technical (STATHS) have dedicated their victory to slain Manning Cup forward Omar Laing.

On Thursday, STATHS claimed their first football trophy in over three decades following a 2-1 triumph over the previously unbeaten Kingston College.  In fact, prior to the shock loss in the final, the North Street-based team had failed to concede a goal all season.

A brilliant Delaney Whyte free-kick blotted that copybook and gave STATHS the lead in the 25th minute.  After missing several presentable opportunities, in the first half, Kingston College did manage to pull back on level terms when Dujuan Richards scored soon after the resumption.  However, an own goal in the 54th from Anthony Ricketts sent the Purples crashing to a surprise defeat.

Laing, the leading scorer for the school’s Manning Cup team last season, was killed in a drive-by shooting incident in downtown Kingston last week.  His younger brother is currently a part of the triumphant Under-16 squad.

18-year-old Omar Laing a standout player for St Andrew Technical (STATHS) during last season’s Manning Cup was shot and killed in a drive-by incident in West Kingston on Friday.

According to reports, Laing was celebrating his 18th birthday in the vicinity of Charles Street when he was struck by gunfire from a passing vehicle.

Playing as a forward, Laing was the leading scorer for the team in the Manning Cup last season, a member of local Premier League club Cavalier and was also called up to Jamaica’s youth national team.

Kingston College secured their second trophy of this schoolboy football season by defeating Garvey Maceo 2-0 to secure the Olivier Shield at STETHS today.

One week after beating Jamaica College on penalties to lift the Manning Cup, the North Street-based school stood opposite daCosta Cup champions Garvey Maceo, who dominated Manning’s 5-0 to lift the title last week.

KC’s first goal came from a set-piece after Louis Watson headed home a corner from captain Jemone Barclay in the 44th minute.

The Manning Cup champions then doubled their lead in the 54th minute when Barclay slotted home a close-range left-footed finish.

This is KC’s first Olivier Shield since 1986 and their seventh overall.

Kingston College dethroned rivals Jamaica College to claim their 16th Manning Cup title.

After playing out a 1-1 draw in regulation, Kingston College held their nerve to secure a 5-4 penalty shootout victory in the game at Stadium East.

Kingston College took the lead in the 29th minute through talisman Christopher Pearson who gave them the advantage with a calm finish.

Jamaica College got their equalizer with a 43rd-minute free-kick from captain Duncan McKenzie.

The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes which sent the game to penalties.

Kingston College captain Jemone Barclay stepped up to slot home KC’s first penalty.

Romaine Blake followed suit for Jamaica College to make it 1-1.

Carrick Stewart of KC and Michael Graham of JC then both scored to make it 2-2.

KC’s goal-scorer on the day, Christopher Pearson, then stepped up to kick the third penalty but was the first casualty as his penalty was saved by JC goalkeeper Denzel Smith.

Captain Duncan McKenzie then scored for JC to make it 3-2 in the shootout.

KC’s Romario Campbell, who was put on at the end of added time specifically take a penalty, scored to make it 3-3.

JC’s Giovanni Mitto then stepped up to try and make it 4-3 but blasted his penalty over the bar.

Louis Watson then scored to make it 4-3 to KC.

JC’s Tarick Ximines scored to make it 4-4 and take it to sudden death before KC’s Demario McCarthy scored for KC to make it 5-4.

The match was decided when Jaheem Fraser’s penalty was saved by KC goalkeeper David Martin.

KC secured their 16th hold on the Manning Cup and a date with daCosta Cup champions Garvey Maceo in the Olivier Shield.

St. Catherine High secured back-to-back Walker Cup titles with a 1-0 win over Kingston Technical in the final at Stadium East on Saturday.

Despite what the final score suggests, it was a dominant display from St. Catherine who came close to opening the scoring in the 5th minute when Dwight Gentles hit the crossbar with a left-footed strike.

They once again found themselves unlucky when a right-footed shot from Jevin Parkinson cannoned off the left upright in the 57th minute.  Their persistence was eventually rewarded when they took the lead with the only goal of the game, a well-placed 89th-minute header from substitute Dillion Richards.

 

Garvey Maceo High School produced a five-star performance to win their first daCosta Cup title since 2007 with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Manning’s at STETHS today.

Garvey Maceo captain Gregory Cousins continued his stellar form this season with a hat-trick.

He gave his team the lead in the 14th minute with a composed right-footed finish after a wonderful display of skill to beat two Manning’s defenders.

Cousins got his second of the game to put Garvey Maceo 2-0 ahead in the 35th minute and completed his hat-trick with a 74th-minute free-kick from just outside the 18-yard box.

Cleo Clark got the other two Garvey Maceo goals on the day in the 45th and 85th minutes.

Garvey Maceo now have three schoolboy football titles in their history including two daCosta Cup titles and one Ben Francis Cup title.

They will now play either Kingston College or Jamaica College in the Olivier Shield.

 

Edwin Allen High School won their first trophy in schoolboy football after defeating St. Elizabeth Technical 3-2 in an enthralling final at STETHS on Friday.

Negus Daley followed up his goal in the semi-final against Frome Technical with the opener for the home side in the 16th minute.

Edwin Allen got the equalizer in the 47th minute through a right-footed strike from close range by Alwayne Bryan.

Jahiem Harris scored the first of his two goals on the day to give Edwin Allen a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute.

Substitute Davin Wright got the goal that he thought would send the game to penalties for STETHS with a header in the 85th minute to make it 2-2 before Harris got his second of the game, a brilliant left-footed strike from outside the box to give Edwin Allen a 3-2 lead and secure their maiden Ben Francis Cup title.

 

Edwin Allen High and St. Elizabeth Technical will contest the final of the Ben Francis Cup Knockout after winning their respective semi-final fixtures on Tuesday.

The double-header at STETHS saw Edwin Allen secure a comfortable 4-0 victory over Manchester High in the opening fixture and the host school pulling out a 1-0 win over Frome Technical in the second.

The final will be played at STETHS on Friday, January 21.

The hosts will be looking to secure their seventh Ben Francis Cup while Edwin Allen will be seeking their first.

In 2019, Clarendon College suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Kingston College in the final of the ISSA Champions Cup.

Three years later, the Chapleton-based school have gone one better after scoring a 1-0 win over Dinthill Technical at Stadium East to win the ISSA Champions Cup.

In a back-and-forth affair, both teams traded chances throughout the first half before the deadlock was finally broken in the second half when a deflected shot from Jaheim Rose found its way to the feet of Kaheem Dixon who slotted home the decisive goal in the 53rd minute.

Clarendon College are now the second rural-area school to win the Champions Cup joining Cornwall College who won the title in 2018.

 

Mona High and defending champions St. Catherine High will contest the 2022 Walker Cup final after securing semi-final wins at Stadium East today.

Mona High secured a comfortable 5-0 win over Kingston Technical to advance to the final.

Two long range strikes from Romario Thomas in the 27th and 44th minutes allowed Mona to go into halftime with a 2-0 lead.

In the second half, goals from Robinho Gordon in the 49th, Kenaldo Brown in the 54th, and Damoy Whitfield in the 73rd propelled the St. Andrew-based school to the final.

St. Catherine High beat Excelsior High 2-1 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw to progress to the final.

Javauney Simms gave Excelsior the lead in the 36th minute but St. Catherine equalized in the 46th minute through a brilliant strike from Nickyle Ellis.

The two teams then endured a ridiculous penalty shootout, which saw them miss their first six combined penalties before St. Catherine held their nerve and scored their last two to advance.

Mona will be looking for their first Walker Cup title, while St. Catherine will be looking to become back-to-back winners of the knockout competition.

 

Defending champions Jamaica College will have to defeat rivals Kingston College if they want to retain their ISSA Manning Cup title after both secured semi-final wins at Stadium East today.

In the first semi-final, Jamaica College secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Charlie Smith.

JC took the lead through a clinical left-footed strike from Dwight Merrick in the 36th minute after a brilliant bit of work from Tarick Ximines to set him up.

Ximines then got a goal of his own to double their lead in the 67th minute and the scoring was completed by substitute Giovanni Mitto in the 92nd minute.

Kingston College came from behind twice to secure a 4-2 win over St. Andrew Technical in the second semi-final.

STATHS took advantage of a defensive mistake by KC and took the lead in the sixth minute through captain Omar Reid.

Their lead didn’t last long as KC equalized in the 11th minute through a right-footed strike from Jaheim Johnson.

A second defensive error by KC allowed Omar Laing to restore the lead for STATHS in the 21st minute.

KC began the second half with sustained pressure and it paid off when Ronardo Burgher made it 2-2 with a clinical header in the 60th minute.

They took the lead for the first time in the 69th minute when substitute Louis Watson headed home from a brilliant cross from captain Jemone Barclay to make it 3-2.

Christopher Pearson got a fourth goal with a magnificent free kick in the 74th minute to complete the scoring for KC and secure a 4-2 win and a spot in the final.

Jamaica College will be looking for their 31st hold on the Manning Cup title while Kingston College will be looking for their 16th in the final, which will be played on Saturday, January 22.

 

 

 

For the first time since its inception, the final of the ISSA Champions Cup will be an all daCosta Cup affair.

Clarendon College will contest the final for the second straight edition as they dethroned defending champions Kingston College with a 2-0 win in their 1:00 pm encounter at Stadium East.

Clarendon College, who provided KC with their first loss in schoolboy football this season, took the lead through Keheim Dixon in the 86th minute and the win was all but secured after Christopher Hull finished off a brilliant passing move to double their lead in the 89th minute.

The Chapleton-based school avenged their 1-0 defeat to KC in the final of the Champions Cup in 2019.

Their opponents will be Dinthill Technical who secured a 5-4 penalty shootout over Jamaica College after playing out a 0-0 draw in the 3:15 pm game at Stadium East.

Both teams will be fighting for their first hold of title in the final, which will take place on Saturday, January 15 at 3:00 pm.

 

Schoolboy football action is gearing up to resume in the new year as the draw for the ISSA Champions Cup took place on Wednesday.

January 5th is the date schoolboy football fans will circle as defending champions Kingston College will begin their defence of their crown against Manning’s School at STETHS in a 3:00pm fixture.

At the same venue at 1:00pm, STATHS will do battle with Dinthill Technical.

Stadium East will host the other two quarterfinal matches on the day, with Charlie Smith locking horns with Clarendon College at 1:00pm and Jamaica College squaring off against Garvey Maceo at 3:00pm.

The winners will advance to the semi-finals to be played on Saturday, January 8th at either Stadium East or the National Stadium with the final scheduled to be played on January 15th.

 

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