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All-Manning All-daCosta clash at STETHS today

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 3:00 AMPaul Clarke

An impressive line-up of young stars will parade their skills this afternoon in the 2016 renewal of the All-Manning, All-daCosta XI football match, set for the STETHS Football Complex at 4 p.m.

The clash forms part of a double-header that will be preceded by the Jamaican Under-17 versus ISSA Academic XI at 2 p.m.

The two matches are expected to rekindle excitement for schoolboy football fans and will also provide an opportunity for scouts, mainly from United States colleges, to have a first-hand look at potential young stars.

Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will have several players in the All-Manning starting eleven, as will St George's College, who will be represented by golden boot awardee Alex Marshall and Chevon Stewart.

Donovan Dawkins, the man whose clinical header was enough to win JC the urban-area title in December, is also among the All-Manning stars on show. JC's title-winning coach, Miguel Coley, will issue instructions for the All-Manning team, who won it last year by a 3-1 score line.

Dinthill Technical's Rodave Murray will lead the attack for the All-daCosta team, which also features the hard-running Neville Morgan and Shevar McCullugh from rural area champions STETHS.

The talented attacking midfielder from Rusea's Deshane Beckford, is also among the big-name players to turn out for the rural area eleven, which will be guided by STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn.

The match will give the daCosta Cup XI another chance at redemption as their urban-area counterparts have set themselves apart in recent years with strong victories, as demonstrated in the newly contested Flow Super Cup, which was won by JC in 2014 and St George's College in 2015.

Entrance fee is $200.