Robert Bailey, Staff Reporter
Host Kingston College (KC) led by a hat-rick from Ocane Williamson, continue their quest for a place in the second round of this year's ISSA/Pepsi/ JN Manning Cup with a 5-1 hammering of Pembroke Hall yesterday at their North Street campus.
Wolmer's lead Group F with 13 points, followed by KC in joint second place with Bridgeport on eight points each.
KC came out in the first half looking the better team and were rewarded in the 27th minute when Williamson rose above two Pembroke Hall defenders to head home from point blank range.
Williamson added his second goal in the 42nd minute with a spectacular long-range drive from approximately 25 yards, which beat goalkeeper Andre Grace diving to his right.
In the second half it was all KC as Pembroke Hall seemed content on defending.
Williamson completed his hat-trick in the 62nd minute with a penalty kick after the ball was handled by Travis Gordon in the box.
Pembroke Hall's Anthony Hayden pulled one back as he headed home a cross from teammate Leon Jarrett in the 69th minute. But the writing was already on the wall and substitute Ian Arrons sent the 'Purples' further ahead in the 75th as he ran by three defenders to slot home.
Two minutes later, another KC substitute, Christopher Allen, scored his team's fifth goal in the 77th minute with a powerful right-footed strike.
Wayne Fairclough, coach of KC, said he was pleased with his team's performance.
"I think we played against a team that is trying to win a game and they left their defensive third open and we exploited those areas today. I really didn't feel satisfied with the way we passed the ball around and this is some of the things we have to work on," he said.
Coach of Pembroke Hall, Maurice Stanley said: "The players didn't maintain their focus today because some of the things that we practised in training they are just not coming out on the field," he said.
Wolmer's 1 Ardenne 1
KC 5 Pembroke Hall 1
Eltham 6 Tivoli 0
Camperdown 1 Meadowbrook 0
Spanish Town 4 Mona 0
Donald Quarrie 3 Edith Dalton James 0
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Charlie Smith vs Kingston Technical
Cumberland vs St. Mary's College
Excelsior vs STATHS
Dunoon Technical vs Waterford