Charlie aim for Group B lead
Charlie Smith will go for their second straight win in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup football competition this afternoon when they take on Clan Carthy in one of two Group B matches at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, starting at 3:30 p.m. In the other group game, Holy Trinity entertain Mona at the Bell-Chung Oval.
Charlie Smith kick-started their campaign with a 2-1 win over Mona on Monday and victory over Clan Carthy, who will be playing their first match of the season, would put them at the top of the standings with a maximum six points.
"That is one of our objectives - to take the lead," Charlie Smith's head coach, Jerome Waite, told The Gleaner.
"Not only to take the lead, but to stay ahead. It will be a tough season as the talent pool is not that great, but we are ready to take the lead," he added.
The 2014 beaten finalists were less than impressive in their opening fixture, but Waite promised a much-improved display this afternoon.
"It (performance) will be a little bit better, the surface will be better, so I expect the players to rise above expectations," he surmised.
Last season's beaten finalists, St George's College, will open their season today when they travel to the Edward Seaga Sports Complex to play Tivoli in one of two Zone A matches. Tarrant will play Greater Portmore in the other Group A game.
In the lone Group B match, St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) oppose Eltham High, while one game will be on in Group F, with Edith Dalton James hosting Kingston Technical High School.
All games start at 3:30 p.m.
Tarrant vs Greater Portmore
Tivoli vs St George's
STATHS vs Eltham High
Charlie Smith vs Clan Carthy
Holy Trinity vs Mona
Edith Dalton vs KTHS