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Wolmer's too strong for STGC ... Moves closer to Manning Cup semis

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 11:00 AMMarc Stamp
St George's College's Jevoun McKellar (left) lunges in to make a tackle on Wolmer's standout Rivaldo English during their ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup match at the Constantg Spring Sports Complex yesterday. Wolmer's won 2-0.

Wolmer's moved closer to a spot in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup semi-finals, following their

2-0 win against St George's College at Constant Spring Sports Complex in St Andrew yesterday.

Mickel Graham netted the first goal for Wolmer's in the 45th minute with former St Jago player Yannick Elliott sealing the deal in the 50th.

The game was played on a soggy field due to earlier rains. However, neither team seemed too bothered by the conditions in what was a keenly contested affair.

St George's fought hard in the second half but could not find a way past Wolmer's goalkeeper Shamar Jemmison, who made several impressive saves throughout the contest to keep his team on top.

Wolmer's defence led by captain Jahwani Hinds held on for a good victory that pushed them onto six points from two games, while St George's remained on three points.

The Heroes Circle-based institution is on course for a semi-final spot and only need to avoid defeat against Haile Selassie High in the group's final game next week.

Wolmer's coach Vassel Reynolds said that his team played better in the condition.

"We played well tactically. I thought the condition favoured us. We started the game well and ended the winner. It was a crucial victory," Reynolds told The Gleaner.

"I think that we have one foot in the semi-final. However, we won't be complacent as there is one game to be played in the group," he added.

Coach of St George's College Neville 'Bertis' Bell said that both teams handled the condition well and believes it was a good game.

"I though that both teams handled the conditions well. We are disappointed in losing the game as it is difficult for us to win the group, barring some favourable results in the final set of games," Bell assessed.

Meanwhile, the game between Haile Selassie and St Catherine, which was scheduled as the curtain-raiser was not played due to the rains. That games is rescheduled for next Monday.

Today's games

Group I

Denham Town vs St Jago

Hydel vs Jamaica College