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STGC, STATHS will finally have day of reckoning weather permitting

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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St George's College (STGC) and St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) will meet in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup Group G quarter-final play-off, in a bid to secure the final semi-final spot at Constant Spring field, in a 2:30 pm encounter today.

The two teams were scheduled to settle the score yesterday but had to wait a bit longer, after the organising body rescheduled the contest due to the inclement weather affecting the island.

However, today now seems the day of reckoning for both, as one team will be celebrating its progress to the final four and join repeat semi-finalists, champions Jamaica College, as well as Holy Trinity and Kingston College.

After playing out a goalless scoreline in their previous quarter-final fixture a few weeks back, both teams will be confident of plotting the complete performance in this play-to-finish contest, which would see them meeting the highly touted title favourites Kingston College in next week's semi-finals.

Both teams had earlier ended with three points and identical goal difference. Also, they both scored and conceded the same number of goals, finishing behind group winners Holy Trinity.

Many-time champions St George's College are usually well known for their fluid attacking play and will have the advantage of being the fresher unit after being out of action since their 1-2 extra-time loss to neighbours Kingston College in the Walker Cup Knockout competition.

However, assistant coach of the North Street-based team, Marcel Gayle, is aware that fresh legs do not guarantee the results.

“I think it will come down to who wants it more on the day and, with that said, I think my side is ready and confident to overcome the task,” said Gayle.

Meanwhile, STATHS, coming off their recent Super Cup loss to St Elizabeth Technical High School, are also confident of putting their best foot forward.

“The guys are ready and raring to go against St George's College,” said Coach Phiilip Williams.

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