Defending champions Jamaica College (JC), Hydel, Innswood, Charlie Smith, Wolmer’s, Vauxhall and Kingston College (KC) have consolidated top spots in their group at the end of the first round set of games in the Flow/ISSA Manning Cup.

JC following their impressive 4-0 whipping of Tivoli Gardens on Saturday jumped to the top of Group A with 10 points ahead of Calabar High on eight after four games. Clan Carthy High are third on four points, just ahead of both St Catherine High and Tivoli Gardens on three points each.

Hydel High lead Group B with 13 points following their 4-1 mauling of Haile Selassie High last Friday and have opened up a four point gap ahead of second placed Dunoon Technical on nine point after they clipped Cumberland High 1-0.

Papine High who defeated Greater Portmore High 2-0 are third on seven points and lead Haile Selassie and Greater Portmore by goal difference. Cumberland are pointless after five games.

In a turn up for the books, title favourites St George’s College (STGC) are relegated to second spot in Group C after losing away to Innswood High 1-2 last Tuesday. Innswood are on top with maximum 15 points while STGC are second with 12 points from five games after the rebounded in style with a 6-0 trouncing of Eltham High on Friday. STGC have now scored 21 goals, the most of all teams in the Manning Cup.

Denham Town and Ardenne High are on seven points in third and fourth spots respectively ahead of Eltham on three and Kingston Technical High pointless.

In Group D, last season’s beaten finalist Charlie Smith have taken a stranglehold on the zone with maximum 12 points and have opened up a five point lead over Holy Trinity High on seven points. St Mary’s College are third on six points ahead of St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) with four points and the pointless Penwood High.

Wolmer’s Boys lead Group E with 12 points from four games but are closely tracked by St Jago High just three points behind with nine points. On Saturday, Wolmer’s whipped Kingston High 4-0 while last Monday, St Jago registered the biggest win in the group, dismantling the hapless Kingston High 8-1.

Bridgeport High who blanked Mona High 2-0 on Saturday, are third with six points with Mona on three and Kingston High left without a point.

In another surprise, Vauxhall High is the sole leader of Group F with 12 points after defeating Jonathan Grant 2-1 in a top of the table clash last Friday. Jonathan Grant are second on nine points ahead of former champions Excelsior High and Norman Manley High with seven and three points respectively. Excelsior whipped Spanish Town 3-0 while Norman Manley defeated Ascot High 3-1.

Many time champion Kingston College consolidated top spot in Group G with a 2-0 win over Jose Marti and moved to 12 points from four games. Camperdown High are second on nine points ahead Jose Marti on six. Waterford who crushed Campion College 6-0 for their first win are on three points while Campion are pointless.

The competition continue today with Hydel taking on Papine; Dunoon host Greater Portmore and Haile Selassie travel to Cumberland in Group B action.

In Group C, St George’s College host Innswood in a key top of the table clash while Denham Town and Ardenne clash and Eltham and Kingston Technical meet in a bottom of the table match.

In Group F, Excelsior seek revenge against Vauxhall; Jonathan Grant host Ascot and Norman Manley travel to Spanish Town.