Exciting battle looms - Wolmer's, St George's in mouth-watering showdown
Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
St George's College and Wolmer's Boys' will clash in today's big match in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Super Cup quarter-final knockout competition at the National Stadium, starting at 5 p.m.
The match will be preceded by the opening game at 3 p.m between Garvey Maceo and surprise team Holy Trinity. In another quarter-final double-header, at Sabina Park, Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will battle Hydel High at 3 p.m., while daCosta Cup champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will take on Camperdown High at 5 p.m.
The game between STETHS and Camperdown is expected to provide a lot of excitement for fans, as both teams play a similar attacking and free flowing style of football.
STETHS will feel very confident about themselves entering today's quarter-final match-up following their comfortable 5-0 win over Denham Town in the first round.
Camperdown, on the other hand, defeated Dinthill Technical 3-0 to secure a place in the last eight.
The feature match between St George's and Wolmer's is expected to be highly competitive, as both teams are evenly matched in all departments.
The 'Light Blues' will enter today's contest oozing confidence, after recording a comfortable 5-1 victory over Godfrey Stewart in their opening round game last weekend.
The Neville 'Bertis' Bell-coached unit, which is chasing four titles, have been impressive this season and have also advanced to the final Walker Cup knockout competition, where they will play against JC.
St George's are among the top scoring teams this season, with 37 goals, and they have also defended well to concede only four in the Manning Cup.
However, they will face a very solid Wolmer's defensive unit, which has conceded just one goal in the Manning Cup this season.
Striker Amoy Brown, who is St George's top scorer with 15 goals - which included a hat-trick against Godfrey Stewart - will lead their hunt for goals.
He is expected to receive support from inspirational playmaker Shevon Stewart, who has netted 12 goals this season, along with Akeem Prawl, Davonte Francis and Gregory Messam Jr.
The Ludlow Bernard-coached Wolmer's secured their place in the quarter-finals with a hard fought 3-1 come-from-behind victory over St James High.
They will also be feeling very confident about themselves heading into today's game against St George's, having defeated them 4-3 in the Manning Cup semi-final last year when the teams last met.
Wolmer's will assemble a very powerful striker force, which is led by former national Under-17 player Jaheel Hyde and Khori Bennett. Playmaker Rojay Smith will marshall their midfield, while captain Joel Cunningham and Chavez Brooks will anchor their defensive unit.