High-flying Wolmer's will look to continue along their merry way when they meet Norman Manley in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup quarter-final Group J match today at the Constant Spring field.
The match, which is set to kick-off at 1 p.m., will be the first of a double-header with Holy Trinity and Bridgeport to take the field at 3 p.m.
"Getting a win in the first game is always important because it sets the tone for the remainder of the group games," Wolmer's coach, Ludlow Bernard, said. "So it is imperative that Wolmer's come tomorrow (today) and get those three points."
Wolmer's is led in scoring this season by Jaheel Hyde, who has netted 14 goals, and he is expected to receive support from Jordan James and Khori Bennett.
Norman Manley's coach, Alrick Clarke, is cognisant of the uphill task facing his team coming up against one of the favourites but is not shirking the challenge.
"We know Wolmer's is the favourites, but we are not going to lay down and play dead, we are going to fight every bit of the way and hopefully that will get us the desired result," Clarke reasoned. "If we play to win we might just get a draw, but our philosophy is that we want to win every game."
Norman Manley's leading scorer is Ramone Douglas (five) with 10 other players having found the back of the net.
The second match will see another high flyer from the first round, Holy Trinity, who topped their group with 28 of a possible 30 points, scoring 29 goals and conceding seven, tackle Bridgeport. Bridgeport placed second in their group to Jamaica College with 22 points, scoring 31 goals and conceding 10.
"Our guidance counsellor, sports psychologist, principal, other members of staff, coaching staff and so on have spoken to them (players) and they are all OK now," Holy Trinity's coach, Nigel Webb, shared. The boys are in high spirits, and we are expecting to go out there and give a good account of ourselves and hopefully be victorious."
Holy Trinity boast the competition's joint-leading scorer in Shamar Dillon (15) who is expected to get good support from Shamar Stephenson, Nicholas Hamilton and Andre Leslie.
"We are definitely looking forward to this encounter; we have prepared well, so it is just to go out there and get a victory," Bridgeport's coach, Tyrone Roberts, said. "Once we get the first win we can try and take it from there."
Bridgeport's leading goal getter is Ryan Sire, who has netted 10 goals.