November 14, 2012
Wolmer's ready for George's
Jermaine Lannaman, STAR Writer
Wolmer's Boys coach, Ludlow Bernard, says he is eagerly anticipating Saturday's ISSA/ Gatorade/Digicel Manning Cup semi-final clash against reigning champions St George's College.
He made the comment yesterday after seeing his team register a 3-0 second-round win over Bridgeport at Constant Spring Sports Complex.
The win moved Wolmer's to the top of Group K on seven points, one more than Innswood, who scored a surprise 2-1 win over Norman Manley at the Spanish Town Prison Oval in the group's other encounter.
Norman Manley finished on four points while Bridgeport failed to record a point.
"It should be a mouth-watering affair between us and St George's as they are a good team and we are a good team as well," said Bernard.
"But we are on a mission and plan to go all the way, and for them to beat us they will have to come very good," he added.
Wolmer's were led to victory on goals from defender Tazio Gilpin, midfielder Jorghino James and forward Kamario Jones.
Gilpin scored in the 15th minute to set the early pace, while James was on hand to tap home from close range to make it 2-0 after 55 minutes.
With news kept coming in that Norman Manley was being held to a 1-1 draw at the Spanish Town Prison Oval by Innswood, Jones then made the semi-final spot safe with a lob in the 80th minute.
"I liked our effort today as although we lost we put up a fight," said Bridgeport coach, Tyrone Roberts.
At the Spanish Town Prison Oval, Innswood came away winners on an injury-time strike from Tavoy Morgan and 68th-minute goal from Laforne Hayles.
Norman Manley had earlier taken the lead through Rohan Foster in the 61st minute.
Meanwhile, the other semi-final between Excelsior and Hydel will also be played on Saturday with the decision as to where the matches will be played and the times to be announced.
The second round will climax today with St George's playing Camperdown in a rescheduled Group J fixture at Constant Spring, which is of academic interest only.
Innswood 2 Norman Manley 1
Wolmer's 3 Bridgeport 0