JC, Wolmer’s ease into Man­ning fi­nal

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

DE­FEND­ING CHAM­PI­ONS Ja­maica Col­lege (KC) and Su­per Cup king­pins Wolmer’s Boys will meet in the Novem­ber 26 ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup fi­nal.

Both out­classed ri­vals Holy Trin­ity and Kingston Col­lege, re­spec­tively, in the semi­fi­nals at the National Stadium yes­ter­day.

JC drubbed Holy Trin­ity 5-0 be­fore Wolmer’s blanked early ti­tle favourites KC, 3-0.

Fresh off his Manchester City FC Dig­i­cel kick-start so­journ, JC stand-out Tyreek Magee helped the dark blues to his sec­ond fi­nal and the fourth in a row for the Old Hope Road­based boys’ school.

In the sec­ond semi-fi­nal, Wolmer’s stunned KC in the third minute when Al­phanso Gooden scored with a pow­er­ful header. They took the lead into the half­time break, and as KC pushed for the equaliser in the sec­ond half, they were pun­ished twice by coun­ter­at­tacks. Andrew Da­ley was on tar­get in the 67th minute, and Mickel Gra­ham com­pleted the scor­ing five min­utes from the end.

AF­TER­NOON STROLL

It was an af­ter­noon stroll for JC in the open­ing match. Cap­tain Oquin Robin­son scored a penalty in the 39th minute and Maleik How­ell dou­bled the score on the stroke of half time.

Che­vany Wil­lis was on tar­get in the 65th be­fore Duhaney Wil­liams slammed in the fourth 12 min­utes later. Magee slammed in the fifth in spec­tac­u­lar fashion in the 85th minute.

Magee is just com­ing off an in­jury and he added flu­ency to JC’s at­tacks. The cre­ative player was at the cen­tre of most of the JC at­tacks.

“The Manchester City kick-start academy ex­pe­ri­ence has been great for me. The tech­ni­cal side of my game has im­proved a lot and I want to give them a lot of credit,” he said.

“It’s a bit eas­ier play­ing in the Man­ning Cup be­cause as you can see, I am a bit more advanced than the other play­ers,” he noted, adding that if JC ‘play their game’ on the day, they will re­tain the Man­ning Cup.

JERMAINE BARN­ABY/PHOTOGRAPHER

Ja­maica Col­lege’s Tyreek Magee (right) shrugs off a chal­lenge from Holy Trin­ity High’s Donte Green dur­ing their ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup semi-fi­nal clash at the National Stadium yes­ter­day. Magee scored the fifth goal in his team’s 5-0 win.

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