Bender blasts ISSA over Hydel match

October 11, 2017
Camperdown's Roteno Roberts (right) is challenged for the ball by St Mary's College Shawn Robinson during their Manning Cup match at the Alpha Institute on Saturday. Camperdown won 9-0.
@Normal:Camperdown High coach Christopher Bender
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CAMPERDOWN coach Christopher Bender yesterday told STAR Sports that his team will be playing Hydel under protest this afternoon when they square off for the top spot in Group C of the Manning Cup in a rescheduled fixture at Alpha Institute, starting at 3:30.

The game is among nine rained out last Thursday. ISSA set the games for today, insisting that the second round must kick off on Saturday.

However, Camperdown's coach Christopher Bender said his school had written to ISSA requesting the games be pushed back.

Bender rued playing five games in 11 days.

"ISSA insists that the second round should start, as scheduled, on Saturday. If we are to play tomorrow, it would be under protest. We had written to ISSA from last week," Bender pointed out.

Efforts to reach ISSA's competitions director, George Forbes, proved futile, as his mobile went straight to voicemail.

Camperdown and Hydel are already assured of second-round berths. However, Camperdown must win today to top the group.

Camperdown will rely on the team's leading goalscorer, Shaquain Bradford, who has scored 10 times in nine games, as well as captain Tumike Blackwood and national Under-17 central defender Jamoy Topey.

Hydel's coach Corey Bennett is looking forward to the clash.

"One of our goals is to qualify for the second round. We are going up against a good Camperdown unit and a good coach. To top the group would be an honour," Bennett said yesterday.

Hydel will be counting on top striker Tray McKay, captain and central

defender Jermaine Reid, midfielder Javhon Bartley and goalkeeper Shavari Whitter.

The qualifiers for the home and away second-round matchups will be the seven group winners, and runners-up, plus the two best third-place finishers.

In the second round, the 16 qualifiers will meet via seeding, based on ranking points earned last season as well as this season.

The eight matches will be played on a home and away basis. The winners on aggregate will advance to the quarter-final group stage. The return games are set for October 18.

Teams already qualified for the

second round are Wolmer's, Tivoli Gardens, STATHS, Jamaica College, Bridgeport, Hydel, Camperdown, St George's College, St Catherine, Kingston College, Excelsior, Holy Trinity, Calabar and Charlie Smith.

Today's games

Group C

• Cumberland vs Meadowbrook at Cumberland High

n Camperdown vs Hydel at Alpha Institute

• St Mary's College vs Waterford at St Mary's College

Group D

n Tarrant vs Vauxhall at Tarrant High

n St George's College vs St Catherine at Winchester Park

n KTHS vs Denham Town at Deanery Road

Group F

n JosE Marti vs St Jago at JosE Marti High

n Ascot vs Edith Dalton James at Ascot High

n Holy Trinity vs Clan Carthy at Bell Chung Oval

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

Standings

Group C

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Hydel 8 8 0 0 37 9 28 24

Camperdown 9 8 0 1 32 7 25 24

Waterford 8 4 0 4 13 11 2 12

Cumberland 8 3 0 5 12 20 -8 9

Meadowbrook 9 2 0 7 9 31 -22 6

St Mary's College 7 0 0 7 5 31 -26 0

Group D

St George's 8 7 1 0 20 2 18 22

St Catherine 9 6 2 1 19 3 16 20

KTHS 9 4 1 3 5 8 -3 13

Denham Town 8 3 0 5 11 13 -2 9

Vauxhall 9 2 1 6 7 21 -14 7

Tarrant 9 1 1 7 7 21 -14 4

Group F

Holy Trinity 9 8 1 0 47 5 42 25

Clan Carthy 9 6 0 3 19 16 3 18

St Jago 7 4 2 1 24 10 14 14

JosE Marti 9 2 1 6 8 19 -11 7

Edith Dalton 8 1 3 4 8 26 -18 6

Ascot 8 0 1 7 4 33 -29 1

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