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STGC show no mercy

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM
St George’s College’s Akiki Jackson (left) scoring a header past Tarrant High’s goalkeeper Winston Jackson during the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup football match at Winchester Park on North Street yesterday. St George’s won 11-0.

St George's College's (STGC) hat-trick heroes Akiki Jackson and Alex Marshall put Tarrant High School to the sword, carving out an emphatic 11-0 win in ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup action at Winchester Park on North Street, Kingston, yesterday.

The match, a return-leg encounter, was scheduled to be contested at Tarrant, but was shifted on Friday to the North Street school.

Jackson, a former Wolmer's student, opened the scoring in the tenth minute and added a second four minutes later. He rounded off his three-timer in the 62nd with a brilliant high-curling shot.

The Jackson, Marshall combination gave the Tarrant defenders a tough time all afternoon. Marshall, last season's top scorer has now scored six goals so far this season, while Jackson has four to his credit.

 

GREAT FEELING

 

"It's a great feeling to score. It was my first start and I scored three, so it's a great feeling. I will be happy scoring as many as I can. As long as the team wins, I am happy with that," Jackson said after the game.

Marshall scored all his goals in the second half, with quick strikes in the 56th, 75th and 76 minutes.

The other St George's scorers were Hakim Williams (37th), Lavaughn McKay (47th), Jevoun McKellar (61st), substitute Damani Harris (87th), and Ronaldo Watson, another substitute, completed the rout in the 88th minute.

St George's camped out in Tarrant's half for the majority of the match and could have won by a greater margin as Tarrant spent most of their time doing damage control.

St George's coach Neville 'Bertis' Bell said the zone is a tough one and his team did not take anything for granted in four games played, scoring 24 goals and conceding one.

"We always try to play as a team. Last year, we had many goal scorers, and so far, this year, we have had the same," Bell told The Sunday Gleaner.

Tarrant's coach Lamar Morgan said he was 'not pleased' with the performance of his team.

 

Yesterday's results

 

- St Andrew Technical 1 Jamaica College 1

- Excelsior 4 Greater Portmore 0

- Clan Carthy 0 Charlie Smith 1

- Mona 0 Holy Trinity 3

- Tarrant 0 St George's College 11