Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Defending champions Wolmer's Boys and Spanish Town will square off in today's feature quarter-final clash of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/LIME Walker Cup Knock-out competition at the Constant Spring Sports Complex.
The match, which will kick off at 3 p.m. will be preceded by an opening encounter between Holy Trinity and former champions Charlie Smith.
The Ludlow Bernard-coached Wolmer's, who are unbeaten this season, booked their place in the Walker Cup after finishing atop of Group C of the Manning Cup preliminary round with 28 points.
The Heroes Circle-based institution has been the most prolific scoring team in the Manning Cup, netting 46 goals, while conceding a mere three.
"Well, it should be a good game as Spanish Town won their group, and teams that have won their groups cannot be discounted," said Bernard. "We expect Spanish Town to give a good fight."
"We are defending Walker Cup champions and the team is in high spirits and looking forward to each game," he added.
National Under-17 representative Jaheel Hyde, who has netted 12 goals this season, will lead Wolmer's hunt for goals.
He is expected to receive good support from strike partners Khori Bennett (eight) and Jordan James (six) along with their central midfielder and captain Demar Rose.
Spanish Town's coach Anthony Thompson is also very confident ahead of today's match. His team won Group F with 19 points; scoring 13 goals, while conceding four.
"We have looked at Wolmer's and I know that we can beat them," said Thompson. "We are working on finishing our chances and if we do that then we will be okay because we feel that we can contain this Wolmer's team."
Spanish Town will rest their hopes in the hands of Nicholas Smith, who has netted four goals this season along with captain and midfield general Nathaniel Leslie.