Light blues confident
CONFIDENCE is high and both teams will no doubt be raring to go as the Corporate Areas most winning teams face-off for the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association FLOW Super Cup trophy today.
This game is billed as the most attacking St George's College, having more than 64 goals in all competitions, versus the most well-balanced, Jamaica College.
"This is how we play, but we are not kamikaze pilots who are just gonna go charging at anyone. We play cautiously at the back but when we get the ball we attack," St George's coach Neville Bell said.
The teams have been locked in a two way battle for schoolboy football supremacy for almost a decade, and today will be no different with trophy, bragging rights, and $1 million for which to play.
"JC are a very good team and a team used to winning, they have won so many titles in recent times so they will be ready for it but so will we. We wanted to be in the finals and in these tough games," Bell said.
St George's last won a Manning Cup in 2012, while they also stopped JC from sweeping all four trophies last season, courtesy of a cracking 3-2 win in the Walker Cup final.
"We are going to be playing on a good surface, but it's been finals all along, and since we won that Denham Town game we've won nine straight games, but we expect the game will be tough,' he said.
St George's will miss inspirational captain and goalscorer Shevon Stewart who is out with a hamstring injury.
Stewart has scored 14 times this season, while defender Paul Young is suspended for today's game with a red card against Kingston College.