Wolmer's, Tivoli battle for Group A honours

October 09, 2017
Kingston High's Vialli Campbell (left) challenges Rajeoux Baines of Wolmer's Boys during their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup Game played at Wolmer's Boys football field on September 15.

Former champions Wolmer's Boys and Tivoli Gardens will meet in the ISSA/Flow Manning Cup Group A decider at Wolmer's today, starting at 3:30 p.m.

The match is among nine originally scheduled for tomorrow, but will now be played today.

Wolmer's lead the group on 22 points, ahead of Tivoli who are on 21 points. Haile Selassie comes next on 14 points, followed Pembroke Hall (8), Kingston High (5) and Innswood (3).

With that scenario, though Wolmer's and Tivoli have already secured automatic berths to the second round, the fight is on for top spot in the group. Wolmer's need to avoid defeat, while Tivoli must win in order to get the number one spot.

That means Tivoli will have to be on the hunt for goals. In nine group games, Tivoli have scored 20 times and conceded only three goals.

Under the guidance of coach Tommy Ricketts, the West Kingston school are unbeaten. They will look to maintain their impressive run with goalkeeper Khalil Simpson, central defender Ian Comrie and striker Rohan Brown.

Wolmer's who went down 1-2 to Haile Selassie on September 29 will look to avoid another defeat in their final group schedule. The Rudolph Speid-coached team will have to be sharp with players such as goalkeeper Taj Griffiths, captain and striker Rivaldo English, midfielder Shamar McLean and 15 year-old sensation Revaldo Mitchell.

In another game in Group C, Haile Selassie will look to beat lowly Kingston High in order to seal one of two best third places to qualify for the second stage.

Today's games

Group A

Innswood vs Pembroke Hall at Innswood

Wolmer's vs Tivoli Gardens at Wolmer's

Haile Selassie vs Kingston High at Haile Selassie

Group B

Bridgeport vs Mona at Dunbeholden in Portmore

Papine vs Jamaica College at Papine High

Donald Quarrie vs STATHS at Bull Bay field

Group C

Cumberland v St Mary's College

Camperdown vs Waterford at Alpha Institute

Hydel vs Meadowbrook at Caymanas

Group D

Tarrant vs Kingston Technical at Tarrant

St George's College vs Denham Town at Tivoli

St Catherine vs Vauxhall at St Catherine

Group E

xcelsior vs Spanish Town at Excelsior High

Kingston College vs Greater Portmore at Stadium East Complex

Ardenne vs Norman Manley at Ardenne High

Group G

Jonathon Grant vs Cedar Grove

Charlie Smith vs Eltham

Calabar vs Campion at Calabar

(All games start at 3:30 p.m.)

Manning Cup standings

Group A

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Wolmer's 9 7 1 1 29 3 26 22

Tivoli Gardens 9 6 3 0 20 3 17 21

Haile Selassie 8 4 2 2 9 7 2 14

Pembroke Hall 8 2 2 4 5 18 -13 8

Kingston High 9 1 2 6 5 21 -16 5

Innswood 9 1 0 8 7 23 -16 3

Group B

STATHS 9 6 3 0 17 3 14 21

JC 9 5 4 0 33 8 25 19

Bridgeport 9 4 4 1 23 8 15 16

Mona 9 4 1 4 13 14 -1 13

Papine 9 1 1 7 6 17 -11 4

DQ 9 0 1 8 8 49 -41 1

Group E

KC 9 8 1 0 51 5 46 25

Excelsior 9 6 2 1 24 6 18 20

G Portmore 9 3 3 3 11 9 2 12

Ardenne 9 2 1 6 10 25 -15 7

N Manley 8 1 2 5 3 30 -27 5

Spanish Town 8 1 1 6 7 23 -16 4

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