Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
KINGSTON COLLEGE (KC) and St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) will meet today at North Street as return-leg action continues in the ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel Manning Cup football competition.
The game will see second-place Kingston College (16 points) hunting three points, which could seal their spot in the second round, while for STATHS (14), a win would keep their hopes of advancing alive.
Charlie Smith lead the group with 22 points. Of the top three, Charlie Smith and STATHS have two matches, while KC have three.
"The game will be a determining moment for the team this season and we are really looking forward to it," said KC's coach, Donovan 'DV' Hayles.
"STATHS can be difficult as they demonstrated in the second half of the first leg, as they are a fairly competent team.
"But I believe that we have it within us to win again and I am looking forward to us taking care of business."
The first leg, which was played at Bumper Hall, saw KC coming out 2-0 victors with goals on either side of half-time from Chevaun Blake and Jevaughn Samuels.
The duo, along with defender Hakeem Richards, midfielder Allan Morgan and forward Owen Stone, are expected to form the backbone of KC's challenge.
STATHS, in the meanwhile, will be relying mainly on defender and captain Kevaughn Robinson, forward Coy Gentles and midfielder Nevardo Wilson in their quest for victory.
"It will always be difficult playing KC, but we believe we have what it takes to go there and get a good result," said STATHS coach Donald Stewart.
"The vibe is good, the camaraderie is there and it is just for us to go there, take the crowd out of the match and do our best."
The group's other match will see Ardenne hosting Meadowbrook.
Ardenne vs Meadowbrook
Kingston College vs STATHS
Kingston Technical vs Donald Quarrie
Oberlin vs Wolmer's Boys
St Andrew College vs Jose Marti
Spanish Town vs St Catherine
Trench Town vs Ascot
All matches kick off at 3:30 p.m.