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STATHS bury KC's Manning Cup hopes, JC book spot in final

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 9:14 PM
Ian Allen/Photographer Raheem Francis (right) from Holy Trinity shoots at goal while under pressure from Jamaica College captain Malick Howell during their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football semi finals match at the National Stadium on Wednesday.
STATHS's Tajay Watson (foreground) jumps ahead of Jaheim Brown from St George's College during a recent ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup play-off at the Constant Spring Sports Complex. STATHS beat Kingston College 2-1 in the semi-finals at the National Stadium on Wednesday.


Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) held on for a nail-biting 3-2 extra-time win over Holy Trinity, while pre-season favourites Kingston College were shocked 2-1 by St Andrew Technical (STATHS) in Wednesday's semi-final action in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup inside the National Stadium. 

Gavin Thrope (19th), Norman Campbell (98th) and Shaniel Thomas (100th) were the scores for the JC, who trailed 2-1 in extra-time, with Phillion Lawrence (38th minute) and Omario Cole in the 95th minute getting the goals for Holy Trinity in an exciting opening game.

Meanwhile, in the 7:00 p.m. feature semi, KC's dreams of ending their three decade drought in the competition went crashing with David Smith (65th) and Barrington Bailey (65th) powering STATHS to a famous victory. STATHS will march into the final 30 years after they last lifted the trophy. Ronaldo Robinson scored for KC in the 70th minute.