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JC beats Wolmer’s 3-2 to lift 2013 Manning Cup title

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2013 | 6:59 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer



The Old Hope Road-based Jamaica College has won the 2013 edition of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup final by defeating Wolmer’s Boys 3-2 in extra time at the National Stadium in Kingston today.




Ronaldo Brown scored the all-important goal in the first half of extra time after the scores were locked at 2-2 following full time.



The goal, which came in the 98th minute handed JC its first title since 2010 and the 25th title overall - the most by any school.



Before securing the title, JC was facing defeat with Wolmer’s Boys leading 2-1 with five minutes remaining on the clock.



However, Rafflick Bryan scored in the 85th minute to level the scores at 2-2 and pushed the contest into extra time.



Earlier, Wolmer’s Boy had come from a goal down to take a 2-1 lead courtesy of a double-strike from Jaheel Hyde, who netted in the 29th and 64th.



A Wolmer's own goal scored by Rennico Clarke had given JC the lead in the 26th minute.



JC coach Miguel Coley was beaming: "I just love those guys, they have an invincible determination," he said.



His player Kevin Blackwood was announced the LIME MVP of the final.



Meanwhile Wolmer's coach Ludlow Bernard, was heartbroken: "It's kinda hard for us to come back and lose a game like this after last week's performance," he said.



However, Bernard said his players gave their all.



"It's gonna be difficult to rebound from this, but I'm a never say die person, so I will rebound," Bernard said.



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