Wolmer's, St George's hunt semi-final berth
An ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup semi-final spot will be on the line this afternoon when St George's College and Wolmer's Boys meet in a crucial Group K match today at Constant Spring Complex. Match time is 3 p.m.
The game is the feature in the group's double header as Haile Selassie High face St Catherine in the opener at 1 p.m.
Wolmer's and St George's enter the game on three points apiece. The former, however, hold the advantage with a better goal difference.
A win today for either team puts them in a good position to top the group and advance to the semi-finals.
Wolmer's will be playing their third game in four days, following their 3-0 win against St Catherine High last Thursday, and then eliminating Kingston College 1-0 in a FLOW Super Cup quarter-final game last Saturday.
The Vassel Reynolds-coached Wolmer's are a very good defensive team and also can hurt any team on the counter-attack. They will rely on captain Jahwani Hinds, Andrew Daley, Rivaldo English, and Alphanso Gooden to continue their impressive form.
St George's College are coming off a come-from-behind 2-1 win against Haile Selassie in the group last Thursday and are fully aware of the importance of today's game.
Marcel Gayle, assistant coach of St George's College, expects a tough encounter.
"It is one of those games that no team can afford to lose," Gayle told STAR Sports yesterday.
St George's College key players include captain Alex Marshall, Akeem Robotham and Akiki Jackson.
In the opening game, both teams will look to rebound from their losses last Thursday. Haile Selassie could be affected by off-the-field issues as coach Geoffrey Maxwell parted ways with the school last week. They have not hired a new coach with two games remaining in the group.
Constant Spring Complex
1 p.m.: St Catherine High vs Haile Selassie High
3 p.m.: St George's College vs Wolmer's