Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
An ailing Oberlin High were whipped 8-1 by defending Manning Cup champion, St George's College, in their ISSA/LIME Manning Cup Group D match at Winchester Park yesterday.
It was the second time this season that the 22-time Manning Cup winners were beating Oberlin by an 8-1 scoreline, with their goals this time around coming from Oshane Boothe (19th, 60th and 90+2), Ryan Miller (44th, 54th and 59th), Martin Davis (27th) and Shevon Stewart (87th).
Oberlin had actually opened the scoring through Ramon Brevitt in the 12th minute.
A number of Oberlin players took ill during the course of the game as they complained of stomach aches forcing coach Lloyd Walker into three substitutions before the half-time interval.
"The water at the school is bad and they drank it today," Walker revealed. "I don't know why they went and drank the water from the pipe at the school so around four of them have bellyaches. They will definitely have to get treatment tonight."
St George's were also dealt a serious injury blow during the match. In the 75th minute defender Denton Henry collided with his goalkeeper and Oberlin's forward Sanjay Sharmon and was lifted off the field. After the game it was discovered that he had fractured two bones in his left leg.
The win saw St George's maintain leadership of the group on goal difference, as they have amassed 14 points from six games the same as Camperdown who defeated Donald Quarrie 5-0.
In the group's other game, third-place Charlie Smith (11) blanked fourth-place Vauxhall (five) 6-0.
Oberlin's early goal by Brevitt, who pounced on a defensive error by St George's to slot past goalkeeper Cordel Irving, to the delight of the boisterous travelling supporters, only seemed to act as a wake-up call for St George's.
Most of St George's College's goals seem to come a bit too easily; however, there was no denying the quality of Miller's third goal. He gained possession at the top of the area and got off a crisp volley which whistled past the diving Kemo Pinnock in Oberlin's goal.
Despite the big win, St George's coach, Neville Bell, was not totally satisfied with his team's display.
"We made mistakes and sometimes simple mistakes," Bell said. "We should not have given them that goal, but we wanted three points and we got it, so we are happy about that."
Denham Town 1, St Catherine 2
Wolmer's 6, Kingston Technical 0
Clan Carthy 2, Papine 2
Charlie Smith 6, Vauxhall 0
Donald Quarrie 0, Camperdown 5
St George's 8, Oberlin 1
Kingston College 12, Penwood 0
Greater Portmore 1, Eltham 0
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