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'Trinity', Clan Carthy meet in crucial game

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Shai Smith (left) of Holy Trinity.

Clan Carthy High face a big task this afternoon in order to secure second place in Group F and a historic qualification to the second round of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup.

They need maximum points from group leaders Holy Trinity High in their top-of-the-table clash starting 3.30 p.m. at Alpha.

Clan Carthy coach Collin Wilson knows the importance of getting a win against their rivals, and he noted that both schools have a long and rich history of playing keenly contested, entertaining football whenever they meet, and he expects nothing less when they match up again this afternoon.

"They (Clan Carthy) are our rivals, but it's an entertaining rivalry. When Trinity and Clan Carty meet, it's always entertainment for the crowd. So tomorrow's game will be one for the fans," he predicted yesterday.

Holy Trinity (25 points) sit way out in front at the top of the group, seven points clear of their nearest opponents, Clan Carthy, which need to win to keep hold of second spot, with third-place St Jago breathing down their necks, four points behind with two games in hand.

A win for Wilson's Clan Carthy would push them to 21 points, which means St Jago must win against JosÈ MartÌ today, then get at least a win and a draw from their two outstanding matches to claim second spot.

"It (Holy Trinity game) is a must win and we are going all out. Respect to 'Trinity' because the are a very good team, but we are going out with the intention to try and get a win. In the first game (against Holy Trinity) some of the players were down with the flu, but now they (players) are all excited to play. They are in the mood, and they know it's a vital game, so they are going to give it their all," Wilson said.

Holy Trinity will rely on Shai Smith, Dellion McPherson, Omar Cole, and Fabriza Burton to deliver their ninth win from ten matches, while Clan Carthy will look to top scorers Matthew Tate and captain Yasu Walters, midfielder Ryan Picton, and goalkeeper DeAndre Thompson.

 

Today's games

 

 

Group C

 

- Cumberland vs Meadowbrook

- Camperdown vs Hydel

- St Mary's College vs Waterford

 

Group D

 

- Tarrant vs Vauxhall

- St Catherine vs St George's

- Denham Town vs Kingston Tech

 

Group F

 

- Jose Marti vs St Jago

- Ascot vs Edith Dalton James

Holy Trinity vs Clan Carthy

 

Manning Cup Standings

 

 

Group C

 

P W L D GF GA GD Pts

Hydel 8 8 0 0 37 9 28 24

Camperdown 9 8 1 0 32 7 25 24

Waterford 8 4 4 0 13 9 4 12

Cumberland 8 3 5 0 13 20 -7 9

Meadowbrook 9 2 7 0 9 31 -22 6

St Mary's College 8 0 8 0 6 34 -28 0

 

Group D

 

Team P W L D GF GA GD Pts

St George's 8 7 0 1 20 2 18 22

St Catherine 9 6 1 2 18 3 15 20

Kingston Tech 9 4 4 1 5 8 -3 13

Denham Town 8 3 5 0 11 12 -1 9

Vauxhall 9 2 6 1 7 21 -14 7

Tarrant 9 1 7 1 7 22 -15 4

 

Group F

 

P W L D GF GA GD Pts

Holy Trinity 9 8 0 1 47 6 41 25

Clan Carthy 9 6 3 0 20 16 4 18

St Jago 7 4 1 2 24 10 14 14

Jose Marti 9 2 6 1 9 21 -12 7

Edith Dalton James 8 1 4 3 8 26 -18 6

Ascot 8 0 7 1 4 33 -29 1