Manning Cup finalists to be decided

November 21, 2015
Neville Bell

THE underdogs will take on the giants in today's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association ISSA FLOW Manning Cup semi-finals today.

Jamaica College (JC) entertain Denham Town and St George's College take on Jonathan Grant at Sabina Park today at 3 p.M. and 5 p.m, respectively.

JC and St George's have rich histories and traditions in the Manning Cup competition with 48 titles between them.

On the other hand, neither Jonathan Grant or Denham Town have ever won the Manning Cup.

Jonathan Grant won the Walker Cup in 1999 and reached the Manning Cup semi-final that same year.

Denham Town's best effort has been their second round appearances over the last few seasons.

In the opening semi-final, Miguel Coley's JC should not expect an easy win against minnows Denham Town.

have weaknesses

Denham Town's coach Omar Edwards said they have accepted their underdog status but said their opponents have weaknesses that can be exploited

"Everyone has us as underdogs, but we know our position. We have played teams similar or even better than JC and we have got good results. We will put our best foot forward. We will not fear them, we will respect them because they have similar player," he said.

St George's are without a doubt the team of the season, and with the Super Cup already in the bag and a place in the Walker Cup final secure, no one expect their Manning Cup journey to end here.

"The focus is on the Manning and we will take it one game at a time," said assistant coach Marcel Gayle.

He also anticipates another top notch performance from his team.

Jonathan Grant's coach O'Neil Thomas is confident that once his team turn up and play to their true potential anything is possible.

"There are four teams in the semi-final. Anybody can win. Experience is one thing that we are lacking but if they (players) turn up and play to win we have a chance," he said.

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