JC, Hydel win big
Twelve goals split between their teams left coaches Miguel Coley and Donovan Duckie well satisfied with their team's heavy wins in yesterday's second round action of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup competition.
In a Constant Spring Sports Complex double-header, Coley's Jamaica College (JC) brushed aside Denham Town by a 6-0 margin with Duckie's Hydel
outfit storming to similar win over St Jago, leaving both winners sharing the lead atop the group with six points and a goal difference of plus six.
Nicholas Nelson got things going for Hydel in the curtain raiser with a goal from the penalty spot with 22 minutes on the clock with Courton Wright (40th), an own goal from St Jago's Jelani Thomas (53rd) as well as strikes from substitute Pakibi Farquharson, Mowaine Meredith and Kevin Wright, who scored in a three minute burst from the 89th minute to the first minute of added time, completing the rout.
Hydel dominated play from the get-go, with St Jago proving no match for their St Catherine neighbours in what was the third meeting for both teams. Hydel had earlier won 1-0 and drew 0-0 during the preliminary stage.
"I'm not surprised by the heavy margin of victory today. During the preliminary stage, we always created chances, but (we were) just not scoring, and that is why we were not in the FLOW Super Cup competition," Duckie told The Gleaner. "It is important to remain focused and continue to work hard for a place in the semi-final."
Glen Laing, head coach of St Jago said he is disappointed, but his team is young.
"It was a disappointing result for us, but the team is a young one. Our aim was to reach the second round and we have done that. We want to win at least one game in the group," Laing added.
In the day's second game, JC, fully aware of Hydel's result, started slow but came into their own and won comfortably against Den ham Town
JC was led by a brace from captain Oquin Robinson, who got his goals in the 20th and 70th minutes, with goals by Norman Campbell (23rd), Ronaldo Brown (45th), Duhaney Williams (52nd) and substitute Orlando Brown (78th) completing the demolition.
JC's coach Miguel Coley said he was satisfied with the result and performance, which came on the heels of a 1-0 loss to Clarendon College in the FLOW Super Cup last Saturday at Sabina Park.
"I am satisfied to get back goals after the game on Saturday. We were much better in front of goal today, so we are happy with the result," Coley said.
Coley is now looking forward to a crucial clash, with joint group leader Hydel in the next game.
"Hydel is a good team, so we are looking forward to that game next week. And, hopefully we can get the win," he added.
Hydel 6 St Jago 0
JC 6 Denham Town 0
Constant Spring Complex
1 p.m. - Kingston College vs St Andrew Technical High
3 p.m. - Bridgeport High vs Charlie Smith High