Manning Cup second round begins
The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-Flow Manning Cup second round kicks off today with a double header at Constant Spring Complex.
In the first game, Excelsior High face-off against Jonathan Grant High at 1 p.m. to be followed by Holy Trinity High against Camperdown High at 3 p.m.
The four teams are drawn into Group H and the battle for a semi-final spot begins, so they will look to get off to winning starts.
Excelsior High wears the favourite tag in the group as they have been impressive in all competitions this year.
Coming off a big win against Ocho Rios High in the FLOW Super Cup last Friday at Sabina Park, the Mountain View Avenue based institution must be on a high for this game.
Excelsior also won their preliminary round group ahead of many time champions St George's College. With that level of confidence Jonathan Grant could be in for torrid time.
Excelsior's coach Shavar Thomas has been guiding the team since the summer and will look to players such as captain Christopher Thorpe, Cadine Graham, Thorne Buchanan, Ryan Spence and Raewin Senior for a winning start in the group today.
However, Jonathan Grant after finishing second behind Haile Selassie High in Group D in the first round will certainly come to stop Excelsior.
The Oneil Thomas coached Jonathan Grant will look to key players such as Tahj Beckford, Jermaine Shorter, Delroy Grant and Issac Scot to create an upset.
In the feature game, Holy Trinity is favoured to get the better of Camperdown. Holy Trinity was eliminated from the Super Cup by St Elizabeth Technical last Saturday, and will look to rebound in the Manning Cup competition.
Camperdown have not been impressive despite finishing second in their preliminary round group behind Wolmer's, so they will have to work hard to get a positive result.
CONSTANT SPRING COMPLEX
1 p.m. Excelsior High vs Jonathan Grant High
3 p.m. Holy Trinity High vs Camperdown High