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FA boss hails St Catherine Manning Cup teams

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 9:00 AMHubert Lawrence
Peter Reid

Several teams from St Catherine have made bright starts to the 2016 ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup, catching the eye of St Catherine Football Association president Peter Reid.

Jonathan Grant, St Catherine High and St Jago High have all won their first two games, and Reid is encouraging them to keep going.

He expressed the hope that the St Catherine teams would stay in contention.

"I'd say it's early days," he cautioned, "but put your head in front and people will have to catch you."

So far in the Manning Cup Group G, St Jago have beaten Calabar and Campion College. Meanwhile, Jonathan Grant High and St Catherine High have each won twice in Group D.

He also noted that several of the players on these teams have emerged from age group competition staged by the association.

"Congratulations to the management and staff of the St Catherine teams," he said while watching a Manning Cup game this week at the Prison Oval in Spanish Town, "but we have been doing our part in that."

"We have our Under-15, our Under-17," he related, "and the boys would matriculate into the Manning Cup."

Speaking about the St Jago team that edged Calabar 1-0 in the match he was watching, he said: "I see about six boys who came through a programme and that would spread all throughout the different schools."