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TITLE-holders St George's College eased clear in Group D after notching a 2-1 win over previously unbeaten Camperdown High in the ISSA/Lime Manning Cup match at the Bellevue field in East Kingston yesterday.
Ryan Miller opened the scoring for St George's College from the penalty spot in the 17th minute and Oshane Boothe added a sublime second in the 87th.
Romario Ward banged in the home team's consolation in the fourth minute of time added on.
With the three points, St George's moved to 17 points, three ahead of Camperdown and Charlie Smith High, who defeated Oberlin High 4-2.
In the early exchanges, Camperdown held the advantage in possession, but despite creating several opportunities, they failed to apply the finishing touches.
St George's, though not playing the kind of short passing game that was fundamental in their winning four titles in the previous five seasons, also had openings of their own but were guilty of wastefulness.
The quality of play dropped early in the second half and minus the odd magic from St George's College attacker Cardel Benbow and a menacing effort from Camperdown's Rohan Scott, there was little to get the fans excited.
Boothe changed that with his beauty of a goal with three minutes of normal time remaining.
The tall forward shrugged off a defender inside the box, swivelled to face goal and hit a sweetly struck effort low into the corner of the net.
A minute before the final whistle, Ward pulled one back for Camperdown when he powered home a loose ball from inside the 18-yard area.
In the other Group D game yesterday, out-of-contention Vauxhall High and visitors Donald Quarrie High played to a 0-0 draw.
St George's player Ryan Miller (right)
challenges Camperdown's goalscorer
Romario Ward (foreground) for
possession in yesterday's Manning Cup
game at the Bellevue field. Miller
scored from the penalty spot to help St
George's to a 2-1 win. (PHOTOS:
Vauxhall High’s Junior Lywood (left) comes under pressure from Donald
Quarrie’s Shane Douglas during their Group D ISSA/LIME Manning Cup match at
Vauxhall yesterday. The game ended 0-0.
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