St George's, Wolmer's hunt Walker Cup
Defending champions St George's College will be looking to shrug off the disappointment of last Saturday's Manning Cup defeat when they face Wolmer's Boys in the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup KO final at the Stadium East today at 3 p.m.
St George's were the hot favourites for Manning Cup and defeat may have left mental scars which could take more than three days to heal. Wolmer's Boys could have the psychological edge going into today's final.
Despite last Saturday's setback St George's, however, remain the team to beat as they have shown enough class this season to get past Wolmer's.
The two schools had contrasting results en-route to today's showdown. The attack-minded St George's beat Excelsior 3-1 in the quarter-finals while Wolmer's played to a 0-0 draw with Hydel High and advanced 5-4 on penalties.
In the semi-final round St George's clipped St Jago High 3-2 while Wolmer's against advanced via the penalty kicks route after a 0-0 draw with Jamaica College after full and extra-times.
Wolmer's have therefore failed to score in open play enroute to the final and this will be a major concern for the team's coach Vassell Reynolds.
St George's won the first Walker Cup in 1961 and are nine-time champions. Wolmer's have won the trophy four times.
Entrance fees for today's match are $300 for adults and $100 for students with school identification.