Olivier Shield showdown

December 10, 2016
St Elizabeth Technical captain Chris-Andrew Dixon (left) drives forward with the ball as Cornwall College defender Howard Dent looks to tackle during the ISSA-FLOW dacosta Cup final. Cornwall won 2-1.
Wolmer's Boys' Jahwahni Hinds (left) tries to prevent Jamaica College Ronaldo Brown from gaining possession of the ball in the 18-yard box during their Manning cup final at the National Stadium on Saturday, November 26.
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Manning Cup winners Jamaica College will this afternoon put the Olivier Shield title they have won for the last three successive seasons on the line against daCosta Cup champions Cornwall College in a 6 p.m. clash at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
Cornwall College, for their part, will be seeking a first hold on the Olivier Shield they last won  in 2001.
In fact, no rural school has won the shield since Glenmuir High in 2004.
Cornwall, who are undefeated this season, will be tested by a determined Jamaica College team.
Head coach Miguel Coley told STAR Sports his players will not be laying down their title without a fight.
“Our objective (at the start of the season) was to defend the Manning Cup and the Olivier Shield titles. So we try to motivate them to keep fighting. It’s the final game of a long season and we want to it end on the right note,” said Coley.
Cornwall College are still high on the recent daCosta Cup success and coach Dean Weatherly will have his charges on the hunt for one more piece of silverware.
“We have celebrated winning the big one, now we want to top it off with lifting the all-island title, the best in schoolboy football. It will not be easy, but we are champions for a reason. We will give it our all,” said Weatherly.
JC have won the shield 24 times in their history, while Cornwall have won it 11 times, setting the table for an interesting clash in Montego Bay.

 

 

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