Do-or-die clash for Hydel, St Jago
Hydel High face a must-win game against St Jago High at the Spanish Town Prison Oval tomorrow to cement a place in the second round of the 2016 ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup.
Yesterday, the Donovan Duckie-coached Hydel were held to a 2-2 draw by Calabar High in a Group G encounter at Calabar. The group is led by Bridgeport High (20 points). St Jago are next on 19 after a 1-0 win over already eliminated Cumberland, while Hydel are on 16, courtesy of yesterday's draw. Calabar and Cumberland have completed their fixtures while Bridgeport will face lowly Campion College in their last match and are virtually assured of group honours.
A win for Hydel tomorrow will not only place them level on points, but put them ahead of St Jago on goal difference. Hydel have a plus 27 goal difference, while St Jago are plus 10.
Yesterday, Hydel went ahead in the third minute when Tray McKay scored a sparkling goal. It was his sixth of the season.
"It feels good to score. I was not at 100 per cent as I am suffering from the flu, but I was glad to go out there and play for my school," McKay said.
"I will be going out there to give it my 'A' game against St Jago tomorrow and I hope it will help us win the game," the player told STAR Sports.
The other scorer for Hydel was Brad Tulley. Calabar got their goals from Devaughn Gordon (73rd) and a defender in injury time (94th minute).
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