The defending Manning Cup champions Jamaica College entered the contest second in the group, as they seek to retain their title for the fifth year running. The first half ended 1-0 to Jamaica College as both the players and coach seemed very frustrated with the halftime result. Coach Miguel Coley kept his team on the pitch to have his team talk as he seemed very upset about his team’s efforts in front of goal. The inspirational talk seemed to have paid off as Jamaica College scored four goals in ten minutes to rattle the defense of Donald Quarrie who was having the game of their lives. Things got worst when JC found their groove and started to punch the old onion bag on a regular basis, there was a water break as the temperature was extremely hot with JC adding to that heat. With two goals in two minutes after the water break, the tie was over as the champions show signs of last season’s prolific form. It was a one-sided game as Jamaica College ran out 9-0 winners and moved atop Group B.

Elsewhere in Group B action, Bridgeport High defeated Papine High 3-1 and St Andrew Technical High School edged past Mona High 1-0. Other results across the Manning Cup: Pembroke Hall 1-0 Kingston High, Haile Selassie 0-0 Tivoli, Wolmer’s 2-1 Innswood High, Norman Manley defeated Spanish Town 2-1, Title favourites Kingston College dispatched Excelsior 3-1 and Calabar High defeated Eltham 3-0.

DaCosta Cup action saw Munro College trounced B.B Coke 7-1, STETHS narrowly defeated Newell 1-0 and Lacovia edged Maggoty 2-1 in Zone E.
Manchester High negotiated a 1-0 win over Mile Gully to maintain their perfect record over in Zone F; elsewhere Belair High strolled past neighbours Decarteret College 2-0 and May Day High had to settle for a goalless draw with fellow strugglers Cross Keys High. Zone H saw Lennon High abash Claude McKay High 13-0 and Clarendon College were made to fight hard for their 2-1 victory over Edwin Allen. Defending Champions Cornwall College were made to work as they mustered a 1-0 victory over Anchovy, St James easily dispatched Green Pond 5-1 to remain sole leader of Zone A.