STGC show no mercy

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

ST GE­ORGE’S Col­lege’s (STGC) hat-trick he­roes Akiki Jack­son and Alex Mar­shall put Tar­rant High School to the sword, carv­ing out an em­phatic 11-0 win in ISSAFLOW Man­ning Cup ac­tion at Winch­ester Park on North Street, Kingston, yes­ter­day.

The match, a re­turn-leg en­counter, was sched­uled to be con­tested at Tar­rant, but was shifted on Fri­day to the North Street school.

Jack­son, a former Wolmer’s stu­dent, opened the scor­ing in the tenth minute and added a sec­ond four min­utes later. He rounded off his three-timer in the 62nd with a bril­liant high-curl­ing shot.

The Jack­son, Mar­shall com­bi­na­tion gave the Tar­rant de­fend­ers a tough time all af­ter­noon. Mar­shall, last sea­son’s top scorer has now scored six goals so far this sea­son, while Jack­son has four to his credit.


“It’s a great feel­ing to score. It was my first start and I scored three, so it’s a great feel­ing. I will be happy scor­ing as many as I can. As long as the team wins, I THERE WILL be no Red Stripe Premier League match to­day.

The op­er­a­tions com­mit­tee of the Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion of Ja­maica de­cided yes­ter­day to post­pone all matches be­cause of the threat to the is­land from the pow­er­ful Hur­ri­cane Matthew. St Ge­orge’s Col­lege’s Akiki Jack­son (left) scor­ing a header past Tar­rant High’s goal­keeper Win­ston Jack­son dur­ing the ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup foot­ball match at Winch­ester Park on North Street yes­ter­day. St Ge­orge’s won 11-0.

am happy with that,” Jack­son said af­ter the game.

Mar­shall scored all his goals in the sec­ond half, with quick strikes in the 56th, 75th and 76 min­utes.

The sched­uled matches were: Water­house FC vs Maver­leyHugh­en­den FC, Port­more United FC vs FC Reno, UWI FC vs Boys’ Town FC, Ja­malco FC vs Tivoli Gar­dens FC, Mon­tego Bay United FC vs Ar­nett Gar­dens FC, and Har­bour View FC vs Hum­ble Lion FC.

The other St Ge­orge’s scor­ers were Hakim Wil­liams (37th), Lavaughn McKay (47th), Jevoun McKel­lar (61st), sub­sti­tute Da­mani Har­ris (87th), and Ron­aldo Wat­son, an­other sub­sti­tute, com­pleted the rout in the 88th minute.

St Ge­orge’s camped out in Tar­rant’s half for the ma­jor­ity of the match and could have won by a greater mar­gin as Tar­rant spent most of their time do­ing dam­age con­trol.

St Ge­orge’s coach Neville ‘Ber­tis’ Bell said the zone is a tough one and his team did not take any­thing for granted in four

games played, scor­ing 24 goals and con­ced­ing one.

“We al­ways try to play as a team. Last year, we had many goal scor­ers, and so far, this year, we have had the same,” Bell told The Sun­day Gleaner.

Tar­rant’s coach La­mar Mor­gan said he was ‘not pleased’ with the per­for­mance of his team.


St An­drew Tech­ni­cal 1 Ja­maica Col­lege 1 Ex­cel­sior 4 Greater Port­more 0 Clan Carthy 0 Char­lie Smith 1 Mona 0 Holy Trin­ity 3 Tar­rant 0 St Ge­orge’s Col­lege 11


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