JC take on KC for Walker Cup
Familiar Manning Cup foes Jamaica College (JC) and Kingston College (KC) will face-off in their first title match this season in what is expected to be a humdinger of an Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/Flow Walker Cup knockout final.
It will be played at 5 p.m. at the National Stadium.
The Miguel Coley-conditioned JC, fresh off a four-straight Manning Cup championship win, will be looking to win their first Walker Cup with him, as coach.
They won the title twice, back-to-back, in 2009 and 2010.
JC forward Duhaney Williams will come into today's final as the competition's leading goal scorer, with three goals.
According to JC team manager Ian Forbes, "We are confident, not overly confident but the work has been done, and it is just for the young men to go out and execute."
Forbes, while maintaining respect for their old rivals, assured that his players want to win.
"They have a very rich history and tradition as well, and it's always a humdinger when both teams play, so we are expecting a strong challenge from Kingston College, but, as I said we are confident in our abilities, and we expect to go out and do well," he told STAR Sports.
Rivals, KC, who are led by coach, Ludlow Bernard, come into this game as eight time-holders. Bernard previously won the competition in 2012 and 2013 at Wolmer's Boys.
Bernard wants his charges to go all the way today, having ousted last season's champions Wolmer's Boys in a 4-3 penalty quarter-final win.
Bernard said his players are over their semi-final Manning Cup disappointment, and will give today's game their all in an opportunity to secure a piece of silverware for the team.
"The players are very up-beat, would have gotten over their disappointments from the semi-finals and are keenly looking forward to this encounter. They see it as an opportunity to secure a piece of silverware for the team," stressed the KC coach.
Kingston College booked their way with a 4-3 penalty win over Wolmer's following a 2-2 full and extra-time win and 1-0 win over Bridgeport in the semi-finals