No sweat for Selassie
Skipper Ricardo Phipps scored a hat-trick yesterday as Haile Selassie High whipped St Catherine High 5-0 at Constant Spring Complex to remain in the hunt for a Group K semi-final spot in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup.
Phipps got his goal in the eighth, 30th and 51st minutes. The three-timer brought his tally for the season to eight as Haile Selassie rebounded from a 2-1 defeat to St George's College in their opening second-round game.
"I think we had an excellent performance. We wanted six goals and our only disappointment was not getting it," Phipps told STAR Sports. "We want to go all out to beat Wolmer's and advance to the semi-finals," he added.
The other scorers for Haile Selassie were Theon Palmer in the 28th and Marvin Emmanuel (45th).
The Payne Land-based school will line up against group leaders Wolmer's Boys on Thursday at the Constant Spring Complex at 3 p.m. Haile Selassie must win to advance while a point will be enough for Wolmer's to reach the semi-finals.
Wolmer's are firm favourites to qualify. They are yet to concede a goal, and have maximum six points from their two second round games.
Interim Haile Selassie coach Judith Wynter, who revealed that the team will be seeking a new coach next year, said she was impressed with the "disciplined performance of her team."
"We always want to try and win a trophy, and we intend to go through to the final, there is no pressure and I think we can beat Wolmer's if we take a disciplined approach," she said.
3 p.m: Charlie Smith vs St Andrew Technical at Constant Spring
3 p.m: Bridgeport vs Kingston College at Spanish Town Prison Oval