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FOOTBALL: ISSA launches probe into yesterday's Manning Cup results

Published:Thursday | November 6, 2014 | 12:03 PM
George Forbes - File

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

An investigation has been launched into the two second round Group J Manning Cup football matches yesterday after 28 goals were scored.




The matches were the final set of games in the group and a semi-final spot was at stake.



In a practice of fair play, the matches were played at separate venues.



Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) got into the semi-finals ahead of Excelsior after whipping Denham Town 16-0 at the Constant Spring field.



Six of the goals were scored in the six minutes of added time, which resulted in JC advancing through goal difference.



The other match was played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex and Excelsior, who entered the day leading JC by a plus one goal difference, hammered in 12 answered goal against Holy Trinity.



However, they fell short.



Holy Trinity, who will play JC in the inaugural Super Cup final on Saturday, rested a number of their regular players although the school had a genuine chance of making the semi-finals.



Competitions Officer of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, George Forbes, confirmed that an investigation is now underway.



"Investigations will lead us to where the truth is", said Forbes.



Forbes says ISSA has a concern about the matches following calls to the office.



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