St George’s College showed that they are deserved ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup title favourites racing to maximum nine points from three effortless victories in Group C.

The Light Blues are one of eight teams with 100 percent records following their 3-0 win over Ardenne High on Saturday. Earlier they thrashed Kingston Technical 9-0 for the biggest win of the season so far and cruised past Denham Town High 2-0.

With the acquisitions of Hakim Williams, a National Under 17 midfielder from Calabar High; Paul Young Jnr from Wolmer’s High, Dominic James from champions Jamaica College and Jerome Coombs from Kingston College, St George’s will be hard to stop this season when these are added to the nucleus of the team that won the Walker Cup trophy last season, mainly Alex Marshall, captain Shevon Stewart, Gregory Messam Jnr, Stephan Gilzene and Akeem Prawl.

Innswood High from St Catherine also has made a perfect start winning all three games against Ardenne (2-0), Kingston Technical (1-0) and Eltham High (2-1) to be on nine points also but second spot on goal difference behind St George’s College.

Denham Town remained third on six points following their 4-1 win over Kingston Technical on Saturday ahead of Ardenne on three points. Both Eltham and Kingston Technical are pointless.

In Group F, both Vauxhall High and Jonathan Grant maintained 100 percent win records following 1-0 and 2-0 wins over Ascot High and Spanish Town High respectively.

Vauxhall and Jonathan Grant are on top with nine points ahead of Excelsior High with six points after edging Norman Manley 1-0, who remained on three points.

Last season’s beaten finalist Charlie Smith secured their second win from two games whipping St Mary’s College 3-0 to be top of Group F with six points.
ST Andrew Technical High School are second in four points from three games after battling to a 0-0 draw with Holy Trinity High also in four points.
In Group G, many times champion Kingston College (KC), Jose Marti High and Camperdown are all locked atop of the group with six points each.
KC scored a crucial 1-0 away win over Waterford on Saturday which was their second victory from two games and are third on goal difference. Earlier they had defeated Camperdown in their opening match.

Jose Marti with 2-0 and 6-0 victories over Waterford and Campion College respectively, lead the group ahead of Camperdown who rebounded with wins over Waterford (2-1) and Campion College (3-0).

Defending champion Jamaica College (JC) won their first game with a 3-1 win over St Catherine High and jumped into second spot in Group A with four points. Calabar High leads the table with five points following a 1-0 win over St Catherine on Tuesday before drawing 1-1 with Clan Carthy last Friday. Clan Carthy are third with four points following their 2-1 win over Tivoli Gardens in the week.

Former champion Wolmer’s Boys maintained their perfect start in Group E with 1-0 and 2-0 wins over St Jago and Mona High respectively. Wolmers are on six points but are actually second to St Jago on goal difference but has played one more game. Following their opening day defeat to Wolmers, St Jago has turned it around nicely beating Mona 3-0 and Bridgeport High 4-0. Both Mona and Bridgeport are third and fourth on three points each.
Hydel High leads Group B with seven points from three games following 1-0 and 2-0 wins over Papine High and Dunoon Technical respectively. Greater Portmore clipped Cumberland 1-0 and jumped into second spot on five points ahead of Dunoon, Papine and Haile Selassie, all on four points.

Meanwhile the competition continues today with eight games across four groups. In Group A, defending champion JC host Clan Carthy while Calabar take on Tivoli Gardens High.

Charlie Smith will be back in action against Holy Trinity High in and St Mary’s College tackle Penwood High in Group D. the unbeaten Wolmer’s host Bridgeport while St Jago play Kingston High inn Group E action.

In Group G, Camperdown High and Jose Marti High meet in a top of the table clash while KC host Campion College at their new venue at the Stadium East field.