Jamaica College won the ISSA Walker Cup football competition after beating St Andrew Technical High (STATHS) 7-6 in sudden death penalties in the final played at the national stadium.
It was the fourth time Jamaica College were winning the KO trophy and also the fourth time they were beating STATHS in a final after victories in the Manning Cup finals in 2017, 2019 and 2022 but it took a moment of controversy to swing the game in JC’s favour.
The teams had played out a 1-1 draw in regulation time and were tied in penalties when STATHS goalkeeper Jaheem Williams guessed right for the first time and saved the kick.
The Jamaica College player protested and fourth official Kesla Anderson consulted with referee Tyrone Robinson who ruled that the ball was moving before it was kicked and instructed that the kick be retaken.
Leon Brown headed STATHS into the lead early in the game but Jamaica College rallied to draw level in the second half when Renson Sayers converted from the penalty spot after Malachi Sterling was fouled just inside the box.
Despite both teams creating good scoring chances the game went to penalties.