Wolmer’s move closer to Man­ning Cup semi-fi­nal

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Marc Stamp Gleaner Writer

WOLMER’S MOVED closer to a spot in the ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup semi-fi­nals, fol­low­ing their 2-0 win against St Ge­orge’s Col­lege at Con­stant Spring Sports Com­plex in St An­drew yes­ter­day.

Mickel Gra­ham net­ted the first goal for Wolmer’s in the 45th minute with for­mer St Jago player Yan­nick El­liott seal­ing the deal in the 50th.

The game was played on a soggy field due to ear­lier rains. How­ever, nei­ther team seemed too both­ered by the con­di­tions in what was a keenly con­tested af­fair.

St Ge­orge’s fought hard in the sec­ond half, but could not find a way past Wolmer’s goal­keeper Shamar Jem­mi­son, who made sev­eral im­pres­sive saves through­out the con­test to keep his team on top.

Wolmer’s de­fence led by cap­tain Jah­wani Hinds held on for a good vic­tory that pushed them onto six points from two games, while St Ge­orge’s re­mained on three points.

The He­roes Cir­cle-based in­sti­tu­tion is on course for a semi-fi­nal spot and only need to avoid defeat against Haile Se­lassie High in the group’s fi­nal game next week.

Wolmer’s coach Vas­sel Reynolds said that his team played bet­ter in the con­di­tion.

“We played well tac­ti­cally. I

thought the con­di­tion favoured us. We started the game well and ended the win­ner. It was a cru­cial vic­tory,” Reynolds told The Gleaner.

“I think that we have one foot in the semi-fi­nal. How­ever, we won’t be com­pla­cent as there is one game to be played in the group,” he added.

Coach of St Ge­orge’s Col­lege

Neville ‘Ber­tis’ Bell said that both teams han­dled the con­di­tion well and be­lieves it was a good game.

“I though that both teams han­dled the con­di­tions well. We are dis­ap­pointed in los­ing the game as it is dif­fi­cult for us to win the group, bar­ring some favourable re­sults in the fi­nal set of games,” Bell as­sessed.

Mean­while, the game be­tween Haile Se­lassie and St Cather­ine, which was sched­uled as the cur­tain-raiser was not played due to the rains. That games is resched­uled for next Mon­day.

IAN ALLEN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

St Ge­orge’s Col­lege’s Jevoun McKel­lar (left) lunges in to make a tackle on Wolmer’s stand­out Ri­valdo English dur­ing their ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup match at the Con­stantg Spring Sports Com­plex yes­ter­day. Wolmer’s won 2-0.

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