JC, C'bar headline Walker Cup semis

November 04, 2017
Gladstone Taylor / Photographer Tyreek Magee (10) gives Jamaica College the lead, scoring a free kick against Calabar High in their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup matchup at the Constant Spring Football Field on October 24.

Defending ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will take on rivals Calabar in today's feature semi final encounter in the ISSA/Flow Walker Cup Knockout competition at the Stadium East field starting at 2 p.m.

In the second semi final at the same venue, favourites Kingston College (KC) will entertain St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) at 4 p.m.

JC, who are seeking their third hold on the Walker Cup title, will enter today's encounter oozing confidence, having defeated St Catherine High 3-1 in the quarterfinal on Wednesday.

The Miguel Coley-coached unit is rounding into form and they will start favourites over Calabar today.

They will rest their hopes on their inspirational midfielder Tyreke Magee, along with captain Maliek Howell, Tevin Rochester, Shaniel Thomas and Norman Campbell to lead their charge to victory.

On the other hand, the Lij Simms-coached Calabar secured their place in the semi final with an exciting 3-1 penalty kick victory over Bridgeport.

HIGHESTSCORING TEAM

This, after both teams had played out a 0-0 draw at full and extra time.

The Red Hills Road-based side will look their captain Hakeem McKoy, along with Brandon Freckleton, Matthew Sterling, Colin Anderson and Kalfari Brown to lead them to victory.

The second semi-final match will see KC, who are the Manning Cup's highest scoring team, going up against STATHS, who are the top defensive side in the competition.

The Ludlow Bernard-coached KC, who have scored over 50 goals in the Manning Cup this season, secured their place in the semi finals with an exciting 2-1 extra-time win over North Street rivals St George's College on Wednesday.

The Purples will rest their hopes in the hands of prolific striker Rashawn Mckinson, Renato Campbell, Fabian Grant and Dwayne Atkinson to lead them to victory.

Meanwhile, STATHS, who is led by national Under-17 goalkeeper Jeadine White, booked their place in the semi final with an entertaining 5-4 penalty kick victory over Holy Trinity.

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