Jamaica College makes history as they defeated Wolmer’s Boys in the final of the Manning Cup to secure their fourth consecutive title and extending their unbeaten run in the competition to sixty five (65) games dating back to the year 2012 having sixty one (61) wins and four (4) draws.

Jamaica College made light work of the group stages as they topped Group B with a mammoth sixteen (16) points from six (6) games. The second round saw the defending champions making light work of their group and advancing into the semi final where they defeated Holy Trinity by five (5) goals to nil and booking a place in the final.

Wolmers Boys maximized the points standings in the first round as they finished Group F with thirty (30) points from ten (10) games to advance to the second round of the Manning Cup. The Hero’s Circle based team continued their perfection as they won Group K with three (3) wins from three (3) games to book a place in the semi final against Kingston College, Wolmer’s made light work of the semi finals as they cruised to an comfortable three (3) nil victory, booking a place in the final versus Jamaica College.

Let the Celebrations begins
Jamaica College took the lead early into the first half through the midfield maestro Tyreke McGee after his brilliant footwork inside the box and slamming home to the left of the Wolmer’s custodian Jemison. Wolmer’s were left in the dust by the quick start of Jamaica College as the boy’s from Old Hope Road took control of the game and midway the first half doubled their lead through Donovan ‘Mr Finals’ Dawkins, who cut inside from the left and curled home an absolute beauty to make it two nil to Jamaica College. Wolmer’s found their feet late into the first half and pulled back a goal through their main man Alphonso Gooden to cut the deficit into half on the stroke of half time.

The second half begun much like the first as Jamaica College took charge of the game creating numerous opportunities but not converting. It surely was a game of both halves as Wolmers were the more dominant force in the second half as they hunted an equalizer, chances after chances were created but poor decision making in the final third proved costly as Jamaica College stood firm in defense and held on to their 2-1 advantage to lift the title.

Oral ‘German’ McNamee