Excelsior seek winning start

September 12, 2016
Tahlae Palmer (left) of defending daCosta Cup champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), shields the ball from Black River High's Jordan Forbes in their opening Zone E 2016 ISSA-FLOW match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on September 10. STETHS won 10-1.
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Denham Town's Shane Pryce (left) heads the ball away from Norman Manley High School's Javian Bryan in their ISSA-Flow Manning Cup football encounter at the Edward Seaga playing field on Saturday.

Excelsior High will seek to get off to a winning start against Tarrant High when both teams meet in a ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup football competition Zone A clash at Excelsior High today, starting at 3:30 p.m.

The remaining games on the day, read: Greater Portmore vs Tivoli High at Greater Portmore High; Clan Carthy vs Kingston High at Alpha Boys Home playing field; Waterford vs Holy Trinity at Waterford High; and Mona vs Charlie Smith at Mona High.

Seven-time Manning Cup champions Excelsior, under the guidance of coach Shavar Thomas, are expected to get off to a flying start against Tarrant High this afternoon.

"Well, the approach is to go out there and win the game. We are not taking any team for granted, but the ball is round and if the players don't go out there and play to instruction, things could go the wrong way," Thomas, who is a former national senior team captain, told STAR Sports yesterday.

Tarrant High is back in the competition after a one-year absence and will certainly look to ambush Excelsior.

Today's Games:

n Excelsior vs Tarrant at Excelsior

n Greater Portmore vs Tivoli at Greater Portmore

n Eltham vs Spanish Town at Eltham

n Clan Carthy vs Kingston High at Alpha

n Waterford vs Holy Trinity at Waterford

n Mona vs Charlie Smith at Mona

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