REIGNING champions St George's College and former winners Camperdown High will clash for a third time this season in the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition at the Constant Spring playing field.
The much-anticipated second round fixture between the Group K rivals is scheduled to start this afternoon at 1:00 pm.
That match will precede the 3:00 pm kick-off between cellar teams Calabar High and Spanish Town High at the venue.
St George's and Camperdown lead the group with three points each after recording dominant 8-1 and 3-0 wins over Calabar and Spanish Town, respectively. However, the title-holders have the advantage based on a superior goal difference.
Only the top school in each of the four second-round groups advances to the semi-finals of the Manning Cup and if either of the leaders wins today, that team will virtually book a spot.
The Neville Bell-coached St George's and the Christopher Bender-conditioned Camperdown first met during the preliminary round on the opening day of competition in St James, and the latter led for much of the game before surrendering a late equaliser in a 2-2 result.
However, weeks later in the return, St George's, winners of four of the last five Manning Cup crowns, were too good and triumphed 2-1 on the East Kingston-based team's home turf.
St George's went on to top Group D, ahead of Charlie Smith High on goal difference, while Camperdown, who last won the Corporate Area title in 1982, qualified for the second round as the best third-placed team.
Given the most recent result between the teams, the seemingly unwavering confidence within the St George's camp and their current rampant form -- which has also landed them in the Walker Cup Knockout semi-finals -- the North Street-based outfit starts as favourite.
The Manning Cup continues Monday with two games in Group H at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. In the opener at 1:00 pm, Kingston College (zero point) meet Hydel High (three), while in the 3:00 pm feature, Charlie Smith (zero) battle Jamaica College (three).