Photo: Jamaica College receives the Manning Cup trophy after defeating St. Georges College 1-0 in the final at Sabina Park last year.
The highly anticipated Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW schoolboy football season gets underway tomorrow with the traditional double header, featuring the defending Manning Cup and DaCosta Cup champions at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, St. James.
History beckons in the final of the ISSA/Flow Ben Francis Cup, as two of the more entertaining and often mystifying teams of rural area football comes face to face this Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Juici Park Sports Complex, Clarendon.
St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) remain on course to add more silverware to their already impressive record of five successive ISSA/LIME Ben Francis Cup titles after topping Dinthill Technical in a thrilling penalty shoot-out semi-final on Tuesday at Manchester High school grounds.
A change in match venue, was welcome news for both teams in the second semifinals of the Ben Francis Cup Knock Out competition on Tuesday, but arriving at Manchester school grounds, the elements decided to show its wet face.
The conditions under foot wasn't ideal but not even a thunderstorm could move the fans, as they were treated to 110 minutes of exciting nerve racking football.
Defending champions St. Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) booked their semi-final place in the 2015 ISSA/FLOW Ben Francis Cup competition last Thursday with an empathetic 8-1 victory over Mannings in the quarter-finals of the DaCosta Cup at the STETHS Sports Complex.
The Omar Wedderburn coached team needed just a draw to advance to the semifinals the DaCosta Cup and the Ben Francis Cup never looked pressured and gave a textbook display of quality football , rolling mauls over a demotivated Manning unit.
A round down of the ISSA/FLOW DaCosta Cup quarterfInals shows that already, some of the favoured teams are being made to play catch up. It came as a suprise to many after teams that emerged top of their groups in the preliminary matches and earned spots in the coveted Super League, were left on the losing end, following last Wednesday's games.