Defending champions Jamaica College blanked Wolmer’s 2-0 to reach their second Flow Super Cup final, while St. George’s College trumped St. Jago 3-1 to set up a dream final, set to take place inside the National Stadium on Saturday.
Jamaica College knew they had the talent to beat Wolmer’s who has been playing as a good unit this season. The Old Hope Road based institution had a lot at stake as they lost to Wolmer’s at the same stage in the Walker Cup a few weeks ago and they are going meet again later this week to decide who advances to the semifinals of the Manning Cup.
Rojay Smith came close to giving Wolmer’s the lead in the 11th minute, but a very acrobatic save to his right, by Jahmali Waite, put the ball behind for a corner. Tyreek Magee answered for JC mid-way the half with a well taken free kick. His right footed blast from 20 yards, smashing against the crossbar.
Magee showed his quality in the 37th minute, when he arrowed his shot into the right corner of the net to give JC the lead. It was a well taken goal by the young midfielder.
The pace of the game dropped after that and JC went to the break with the one goal advantage.
Jamaica College should have doubled their lead, when Ronaldo Brown delivered a beautiful cross that Khori Edmond headed wide of the target from just four yards in the 55th minute.
Wolmers' was not creating any goal scoring opportunities and Jamaica College was very poor in front of goal. The Wolmers' final passes lacked quality and they just did not look like they were going come back into the game.
Rivaldo English got Wolmers' best scoring opportunity of the game in minute 76th, when he left his marker to dead and was alone with goal keeper Waite but shot straight at the shot blocker. It would prove to be a very costly miss.
In the fourth minute of stoppage time, JC caught Wolmers' cold when Jahvain Russell doubled the lead, reacting quickest to a loose ball in the 6 yard box and guiding it into the back of the net.
In the second game, St. George’s College took the field without their captain and most influential player, Shevon Stewart, but showed that they could handle business without him. Alex Marshall gave the “Light Blues” the lead in the first minute of the game, getting on the end of a Stephon Gilzene cross from the left side to slot home.
St. Jago did not look bothered by the goal and built a rhythm and was looking very dangerous from set pieces. The Monk Street based school was playing the North Street based school for third time this season and did concede first in the previous two meetings.
Shaquon Bryan who missed a sitter from 4 yards, brought St. Jago level when he tapped in from 5 yards after his teammates twice struck the crossbar within seconds of each other, from a corner kick.
Akeem Shelton should have given George’s the lead in the 36th minute when he had only Akeem Chambers in goal to beat, but kicked straight at the custodian. Gilzene had the chance to give the Neville Bell coached team lead just before the break but his shot from 8 yards out went high in the stands.
After the break, both teams were really going at each other, but the final balls were not of any quality, which made it easy for both sets of defenders to clear their lines without any danger.
Akeem Prawl appeared to give STGC the lead for the second time, when he headed home a free kick that Ronaldo Watson hung up brilliantly in the 58th minute. Replays however showed, that it came off the head of a St.Jago defender, but the scoreline nonetheless read STGC 2-1 St. Jago.
Gregory Messam Jr. magically got past two St. Jago players then played a marvelous ball to Alex Marshall who clinically put the ball in the back of the net, past the well advanced Chambers for his brace in the 71st minute.
Marshall had a chance for his hat-trick in stoppage time but his free kick from 20 yards was inches wide of the post.
The final whistle meant that St. Georges College had booked a place in their second cup final for the season and done the triple over St. Jago.