Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Holy Trinity High tagged Trench Town High 3-1 in a Group G encounter in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition preliminary round at the Bell Chung Oval yesterday.
Central Kingston-based Holy Trinity got their goals from Nicholas Hamilton (13th and 64th minutes) and another goal by Shamar Dillon (25th). Shamar Nicholson scored for Trench Town in the 70th.
Holy Trinity dominated the first half and scored early when Dillon was fouled inside the 18-yard area. The penalty kick was slotted past Trench Town goalkeeper Jovane Jordine. Dillon added another goal when he lobbed the advancing goalkeeper for Holy Trinity to end the half 2-0 on a soggy field.
In the second half, Trench Town came into their own and played with more purpose. However, Holy Trinity went further ahead when Hamilton ran on to a long kick from goalkeeper Sean-Dean Daley and scored his second.
Holy Trinity in the lead
Holy Trinity lead the group with 19 points from three games, seven ahead of second-place Trench Town.
Holy Trinity's central defender Renardo Nelson received a second yellow card and was sent off by referee Omar Mills late in the game.
"We played one half, but an ugly win is better than a pretty loss. We have been unbeaten and we are on top," Devon Anderson, coach of Holy Trinity, said.
The games involving St Catherine schools were postponed by ISSA due to the inclement weather affecting the island.
STATHS 0 Ascot 1
Calabar 3 Jonathan Grant 1
Edith Dalton 0 Hydel 3
Holy Trinity 3 Trench Town 1