Photo: Renato Campbell scored the lone goal for defending champions Kingston College as they beat St. Andrew Technical High School 1-0 to advance to the final of the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup competition
The 2017 edition of the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup final will have the same two finalists as it did last year as defending champions Kingston College (KC) and losing 2016 finalists Jamaica College (JC) advanced to the urban area knock out final in contrasting styles at the National Stadium on Saturday.
Photo: Kingston College striker Rashwan Mackison scored the first goal for Kingston College as they ran out 2-0 winners of Jamaica College to inflict the first defeat on the champions in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup since 2011. The victory saw KC advance along with JC to the semi-finals of the competition.
Photo: Kingston College head coach Ludlow Bernard says "We are coming to play for a win on Saturday,” as his team faces of with defending Manning Cup champions Jamaica College in their final match in the quarter final round of the competition. JC have already qualified for the semi-final and KC need only a draw to do the same.
Photo: Christina Taylor, Group Marketing Manager for the ATL Automotive Group, Stephen Miller, Sponsorship and Events Manager at FLOW, Carlo Redwood, Vice President of Marketing and TV at FLOW Dr. Walton Small, President of ISSA, Hope McMillan of Scotia Bank Andrei Roper Marketing Manager at KFC. (Leo Hudson photo)
A first half stoppage time header from Orane Ferguson cancelled out a 2nd minute striker from Rashawn Mackison as Calabar High came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Kingston College in the quarter final of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup at the Stadium East Field on Saturday.
Played in front of the largest crowd at the venue this season, the highly anticipated game between two of the fiercest rival in schoolboy sports in the country, got off to an explosive start in a highly charged atmosphere.
Photo: Antoniel Mullings has been solid at left back and has provided assists in attack for Kingston College this season. KC takes a 4-1 lead into their return leg, secound round encounter, with Tivoli Gardens High in the feature match at the Stadium East Field in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup today. The game is set to start at 5pm.
The second round of the new look Manning Cup competition, begins on today with only six of the expected eight games. The second round will be contested by sixteen seeded teams with the higher seeded teams facing off against the lower seeded teams.
With some preliminary round games yet to be played, only six match-ups have been confirmed and these games will be contested across three venues.
The Jamaica College juggernaut rolled all over Mona High in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup on Tuesday, as they steamrolled their neighbours 5-0 courtesy of a brace from captain Maleik Howell, a brace from Tevin Rochester and an injury time strike from Shaniel Thomas at their Old Hope Road base.
Having whipped Donald Quarrie 9-0 on Saturday, it was a matter of how many the Miguel Coley boys would be able to bag as they increase their strangle hold on a group they were expected to dominate from day one.