Kingston College left it late as they were made to work for their qualification to the Manning Cup semi-final.
It was an early disaster for Kingston College as Kamaul Patterson picked up two yellow cards in the space of four minutes and received his marching order from the referee.
St. Catherine High took the lead in the 36th minute through Jacque Watson who slotted home from close range after finding himself free at the back post. The first half ended 1-0.
The second half began with St. Catherine High pressing for a second goal as they needed to win by two clear goals to advance. It wasn’t long before the persistent pressure paid off after a reckless tackle by Kimani Reece awarded St. Catherine High a penalty. Jacque Watson grabbed his second goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute and doubled his team’s lead.
Kingston College dug deep to find another gear as they answered the call from their fans. “The brave may fall but never yield” “Fortis! Fortis!” was the chant as the fourth official announced six minutes of added time. Like the Warriors they are, KC answered their fans in the 90th minute through an Alex Hislop thunderbolt! The strike left his left boot like a bullet from a gun. Goalkeeper Omarion Brown was left bemused as to how quickly that cannoned past him.
The game of cat and mouse was won by KC as their patience paid off at the final whistle. Tears of joy for Kingston College as they advance to the Manning Cup semi-final despite losing 2-1.
Mona High silenced the favorites St. Andrew Technical High School 2-0 as they secured their spot in the Manning Cup semi-final.
Robino Gordon opened the scoring in the 7th minute from a free-flowing move as Mona High displayed class and elegance on the ball.
Denzel McKenzie doubled Mona’s lead in the 21st capping off a beautiful counterattack. It was nothing short of a mesmerizing performance from Mona who displayed a beautiful performance, a complete footballing performance over the 90 minutes.
Photos and Article by McNamee Sports Media