Defending champion Jamaica College (JC) and Kingston College (KC) became the first teams to officially book their spots in the second round and the rich all-island Super Cup knockout as group winners.


With the withdrawal of Clan Carthy High in the Manning Cup, Group A are reduced to just four teams and their games wiped clean from the record, hence the adjusting of the points’ table.

With that in mind, JC with 10 points from four games are through to the next round and have topped the group. Calabar High are also on 10 points but are second on goal difference and have completed their fixture. Third-placed St Catherine High are on six points with one game remaining and can only finish with a maximum nine points, hence Calabar are also safe for the second round of the Manning Cup.

KC with 19 points from seven games hold an unassailable six points lead over Camperdown High following their 3-0 win over Campion College on Monday. Camperdown lost to Jose Marti 1-2 and with two games remaining can only reach a maximum 18 points.

Hydel High whipped Cumberland High 4-2 on Tuesday and maintained their six-point lead atop of Group B with 19 points from seven games and are also through to the second round. However, they will have to wait and see if they end up as group winners with two set of game remaining. Both Papine High and Haile Selassie High are both on 13 points.

Title favourites St George’s College (STGC) rebounded from their 1-1 stalemate with Ardenne on Saturday with a 7-0 trouncing of Kingston Technical High School (KT) on Tuesday. In the first round, STGC defeated KT 9-0. The Light Blue are on top of Group C with 19 points from eight games and hold a three point advantage over Denham Town and Innswood High both on 16 points each. However, Innswood have a game in hand against Eltham High and will battle STGC to the line for top honours.

Former champion Charlie Smith High remained the only team with 100 percent win record following their 8-1 drubbing of Penwood High last Friday. They are on 15 points and are six points ahead of St Mary’s College on nine points from seven games with Holy Trinity in third spot on eight points but from five games.

In Group E, St Jago High have surged to the top with 16 points from seven games after holding Wolmer’s Boys to a 0-0 draw last Friday before whipping Kingston High 5-0 on Monday. Wolmer’s are second on 13 points but have played three games less in what is turning out to be a real humdinger of a fight for top honours.

Vauxhall High continued to lead Group F with 19 points after blanking Norman Manley High 3-0 while Excelsior High leapfrogged Jonathan Grant into second spot after defeating them 1-0. Both Excelsior and Jonathan Grant are on 15 points each.