Wolmer's, B Port in crucial clash

October 05, 2015
Ricardo Makyn /Staff Photographer Jamaica College's Khori Edmond shields the ball from Clan Carthy High's Kemar Pinnock during their Manning Cup encounter at Jamaica College on September 21. The teams will meet again today.
Vassell Reynolds

Wolmer's Boys will face Bridgeport High in a crucial top clash in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup football competition Group E at Dunbeholden field in St Catherine, today, starting at 3:30 p.m.

St Jago and Wolmer's are locked on 13 points apiece in the group; however, St Jago have a superior goal difference. Bridgeport occupy third position on nine points, followed by Mona (6) and Kingston High (0).

The Wolmer's camp are well aware that a win would put them in a better position for one of two automatic spots in the group to advance to the next stage.

"This game coming up against Bridgeport is very important. We knew that the games against the St Catherine teams (Bridgeport and St Jago) are key to us advancing from the group. We had a draw against Jago on Friday, and now we face Bridgeport," Wolmer's' coach, Vassell Reynolds, told STAR Sports.

"We are most definitely looking for a win, but that won't be easy playing away to a team that is still in contention," he added.

Alphanso Gooden is Wolmer's' top scorer with four goals, and he should get good support from Delano Smith, on two goals, and captain Kashaun Smith.

Bridgeport will also be coming all out for a victory that would improve their slim hope of qualifying for the next round.

Bridgeport's new coach, Garnett Lawrence, is looking forward to this return fixture after losing the first game 2-0 at Wolmer's last month.

"We have been saying all week that this is the game that could make or break us. It is important to secure all three points to stay in contention for a place in the next round," Lawrence said.

In another game, defending champions Jamaica College are highly expected to easily beat Clan Carthy and cement a spot from Group A to the next round.

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