Tue | Nov 21, 2017

JC beat KC to Walker Cup title

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 7:17 PM
Gladstone Taylor Photo Tyreek Magee (#10) of Jamaica College celebrates his and his team's second goal with his teammates during JC's 2-1 win over Kingston College in the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup final at the National Stadium on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

 

Jamaica College (JC) held off a brave Kingston College (KC) rally to win their third ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup title inside the National Stadium on Tuesday with a 2-1 scoreline, as Tyreke Magee bagged a brace - his 12th and 13th goals this season. 

Magee finished off a well-worked JC move, which started with a defence-splitting pass down the left channel and led to a tantalising low cross from the flank, with the marquee marksman simply tapping in from the root of the back post with 27 minutes played. 

He returned on the brink of half-time to take advantage of some hesitant KC defending to pounce on a loose ball and unleash a feisty left foot shot in the roof of the net from inside the box, to double his school's advantage. 

KC, who were looking for their first back-to-back Walker Cup titles since 1965 were much more dangerous in the second half and were rewarded with a penalty, which Trayvon Reid calmly converted. 

They would continue to test JC towards the end of the game but could, in the end, not prevent JC coach Miguel Coley from winning his first Walker Cup title and delivering the school's third after successes in 2009 and 2010.