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JC, Wolmer's ease into Manning final

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 11:00 AMShayne Fairman
Jamaica College's Tyreek Magee (right) shrugs off a challenge from Holy Trinity High's Donte Green during their ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup semi-final clash at the National Stadium yesterday. Magee scored the fifth goal in his team's 5-0 win.

Defending champions Jamaica College (KC) and Super Cup kingpins Wolmer's Boys will meet in the November 26 ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup final.

Both outclassed rivals Holy Trinity and Kingston College, respectively, in the semi-finals at the National Stadium yesterday.

JC drubbed Holy Trinity 5-0 before Wolmer's blanked early title favourites KC, 3-0.

Fresh off his Manchester City FC Digicel kick-start sojourn, JC stand-out Tyreek Magee helped the dark blues to his second final and the fourth in a row for the Old Hope Road-based boys' school.

In the second semi-final, Wolmer's stunned KC in the third minute when Alphanso Gooden scored with a powerful header. They took the lead into the halftime break, and as KC pushed for the equaliser in the second half, they were punished twice by counter-attacks. Andrew Daley was on target in the 67th minute, and Mickel Graham completed the scoring five minutes from the end.

AFTERNOON STROLL

It was an afternoon stroll for JC in the opening match. Captain Oquin Robinson scored a penalty in the 39th minute and Maleik Howell doubled the score on the stroke of half time.

Chevany Willis was on target in the 65th before Duhaney Williams slammed in the fourth 12 minutes later. Magee slammed in the fifth in spectacular fashion in the 85th minute.

Magee is just coming off an injury and he added fluency to JC's attacks. The creative player was at the centre of most of the JC attacks.

"The Manchester City kick-start academy experience has been great for me. The technical side of my game has improved a lot and I want to give them a lot of credit," he said.

"It's a bit easier playing in the Manning Cup because as you can see, I am a bit more advanced than the other players," he noted, adding that if JC 'play their game' on the day, they will retain the Manning Cup.