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St. George’s College vs Jamaica College Manning Cup Finals Preview

St. George’s College vs Jamaica College Manning Cup Finals Preview

Battle Lines Drawn!!! ….2015 Manning Cup Finals….. St. George’s College vs Jamaica College




Come 5:00pm tomorrow, St. George’s College will battle Jamaica College for the most coveted prize of corporate area schoolboy football.

JC, the Champion is not going to give up the title without a fight. In the Flow Super Cup Final, they actually got the earlier chances and if it weren’t for poor shooting, they could have opened the scoring. They are expected to make some adjustments and come out fighting like a Champion.




So the Light Blues will have to put in an even better show tomorrow against the boys from Old Hope Road. You are as good as how you play on the day. The squad is very aware of this and coach Bell has stressed that we will need to play even better on Saturday. We have the capacity to do take the crown. The team is playing well and we have some very heavy artillery in our arsenal. Alex Marshall, probably the most lethal striker this season, will be marked for head to toe. He has been shown to be very elusive and continues to score some fabulous goals.



So, we pray that the Lord will again find favor with us in the battle tomorrow.

……AMDG, AMDG….. For the Greater Glory of God…..

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2015 Manning Cup Semi-Final STGC vs Jonathan Grant High

2015 Manning Cup Semi-Final STGC vs Jonathan Grant High

2015 Manning Cup Semi-Final: St. George’s College (4) vs Jonathan Grant High (1)



It will be St. George’s College vs Jamaica College Manning Cup Final next Saturday.
St. George’s College was never really challenged though Jonathan Grant High certainly was not disgraced. George’s would go ahead early after a penalty was given for what appeared to be a hand ball. Alex Marshall stepped up and scored. As the game went on, STGC took total control of the game, moving the ball around smoothly. Jonathan Grant had a heavily packed defense and it was hard to break down and penetrate.
Alex Marshall would steal the ball from a defender but was subsequently fouled in the penalty area. He scored a second penalty. We would score a third goal as a through ball to midfielder Akeem Williams saw his close range shot blocked by the goal keeper only to be placed in the back of net by Marshall again.



In the second half, STGC took their foot off the gas pedal. This allowed Jonathan Grant to launch a number of threatening attacks. They would be awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area. The subsequent well struck kick found the Georgian keeper pushing the ball away but in the path of an oncoming Jonathan Grant striker who scored.
This seemed to embarrass the Georgians a little. They started to go on the attack one again in the last 10 minutes and created a few very good chances. Dominic James would make a great down the right wing, beating the Jonathan Grant wing back and goalkeeper to make it 4-1 to the Georgians.



In the earlier game, Jamaica College controlled the tempo completely to beat Denham Town 4-2. Denham Town goals were defensive errors from the JC defense.
So it will be another Battle of the Blues next Saturday in the Manning Cup Final.
We pray that the Lord will find favor with the Light Blues once again.
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AMDG



    STGC Celebrates Super Cup Victory

    St. George’s College convincing win in the Flow Super Cup



    The FLOW Super Cup Final last night was about the most thrilling and wonderful school boy football match seen and experienced so far this season. Naturally, I am delighted that STGC came out victors.
    I can only say that after the first goal JC lost steam and after the second they lost all wind. But surprisingly, with only 10 men they played the second half tremendously and with determination to break the duck. It was in vain for the STGC defense was also determined to thwart every effort they made.
    Too much cannot be said of our star forward line and Alex Marshall led it with gusto and skill, as the Gleaner described him,” ..swift through JC’s defense as a ghost through fog..”



    It was a packed stadium and Flow entertained with a fab show with a beautiful fireworks display. The crowd rose in tune with DJ Busy Signal who asked “..A yah so them fi pick the Reggae Boys from…”
    Our fab Principal led a contingency representing the school that in a few days begged and beseeched till they were able to collect $150,000 which was donated to cancer student, Jordan Foote. It was a heart warming episode on this stupendous occasion.



    Receiving the Cup was a fulfillment of the hardworking team support headed by Neville Bell who couldn’t hide the emotions of happiness and pride.
    A Fantabulous Victory for the School, and its supporters .Congratulations are in order, and lets not forget there are three more Trophies to collect.
    Tony Wong
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    AMDG



    St.George’s College Flow Super Cup Champions

    St.George’s College Flow Super Cup Champions

    2015 Flow Super Cup Champion…… St. George’s College (4) vs JC (0)….TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD



    It was a convincing win by the Light Blues and the truth be told, the game was won within 30 minutes of the kick off. The Stadium had some 25,000 spectators; a record for school boy football.
    Before the game the team was very relaxed and you could sense that they were going into the game with self-belief. Coach Bell charged them to go out on the field and play good ball. Importantly, he reminded them that they should enjoy the game.

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    From the start, you could see that JC was having difficulty with the movement and passing of the Georgian. Alex Marshall was being aggressive marked and within 10 minutes, STGC would have gotten a penalty after he was bundled over. Messam scored from the penalty spot. Within minutes, an intricate build up left Marshall unmarked and he made sure it ended up in the back of the net.
    Jamaica College tried hard to respond and had some decent build up. They had a good look at goal on a number of occasions but their shooting was way off.



    In the second half things got worse for the Dark Blues as one of their defenders was sent off for a second yellow card offence. Rolando Watson would score a fantastic free kick from some 30 yards out that cleared the JC wall and ended up in the far corner of the goal. Alex Marshall would then score his second goal to put the game out of reach and sight for Jamaica College.



    Jamaica College tried very hard to get a consolation goal. For the last 15 minutes, the dominated the game but just could not break down the Georgian defense, which seemed like a fort at this time. In the end, they resorted to long range shots which were off target most of the times.
    So it was a very convincing win for the Georgians. Jamaica College must be disappointed but tonight the saints slew the dragon.



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    AMDG

    Flow Super Cup Finals St.George’s College Jamaica College

    StGC vs JC Flow Super Cup Finals 2015





    Flow Super Cup Finals Today….. Battle of the Blues!!!!
    Well, well, well, the day is here! Two schools with long histories and rich cultures battle it out like medieval knights this evening.
    Jamaica College, the defending champion is always a tough opponent. They may not have the flair of the team of last year but they have good players. They are very dangerous at set plays. The Light blues after some set back earlier in the competition, have looked good. We some of the top strikers in the competition, they certainly have been playing well in the last few games.




    But the ball is round and the winner will be the one that perform better today. We are humbly confident that the Light Blues will pull this one off and it will certainly be a close game.
    Let’s go STGC!!!



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    AMDG


    St. George’s College win against Kingston College

    St. George’s College win against Kingston College

    St. George’s College (2) vs Kingston College (0)



    St. George’s College won an important game against Kingston College to book a semifinal place against Jonathan Grant.
    Kingston College came out with the hope of upsetting the apple cart and got a few glimpses at goal in the early part of the game. Cyle Elliott was fantastic in goal for the Light Blues and made some great stops to deny the Purples.
    Ace man Alex Marshall would score yet another fantastic goal from a strike outside the penalty area. He would later on get another glorious chance close to the goal mouth but shot wide. The referring left a lot to desire and some glaring fouls went unpunished.



    In the second half, STGC would get a number of great chances but just couldn’t convert. Messam was brought down inside the penalty area and scored from the penalty spot. With 20 minutes to goal, Paul Young Jr. showed poor judgement when he retaliated after being fouled by a KC striker. He will miss the Flow Super Cup Final this Saturday. Even with Shevon Stewart doubtful for this Saturday and with Young out, STGC still looks good for the game. The squad has talented players who will step up to the occasion.
    KC tried hard but the Light Blues were just better today and deserved the victory.
    Once again, the Lord found favor with us.



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    AMDG

    ISSA Manning Cup 2nd Round Standings

    ISSA Manning Cup Round 2 Standings





    Group H Manning Cup 2nd Round

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    Group J Manning Cup 2nd Round

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    Group K Manning Cup 2nd Round

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    St. George’s College Advance to Super Cup Finals Pass St. Jago

    St. George’s College Advance to Super Cup Finals Pass St. Jago

    2015 Flow Super Cup…… St. George’s College (3) vs St. Jago High (1)



    Well, The Light Blues did it a third time to beat St. Jago by 3-1 in a very interesting and exciting game.

    The Georgians started with a bang as in the first minute, Alex Marshall would get a delightful cross in front of goal and then beat the advancing Jago goalkeeper to score.

    This seemed to wake up the St. Jago team and with long ball and hard running pressed the Georgians. They looked very dangerous at the set pieces and would eventually equalize from a melee in front of goal mid-way in the first half. For the remainder of the half, they continued to dominate but rugged defending kept the St. Catherine based team out. The first half ended 1-1.

    In the second half, the tide turned as St. Jago lost the initiative and the Light Blues now were calling the shots. We started to take control of the midfield and with nice passes put a lot of pressure on the St. Jago defense. Right back Watson in particular was a thorn in the flesh with his telling runs on the flank. We would go ahead when Prawl scored a header from close range off a free kick. St. Jago tried to respond but at this stage, they found the going very hard.



    The game would be put out of the reach of St. Jago when Alex Marshall scored a most remarkable goal to stamp his class as the best striker in this year’s competition. He broke loose from his markers to retrieve a ball on the left wing. With three defenders bearing down on him, he beat one of them just outside of the penalty area. With the goal keeper, covering the near post, the ‘Marshall’ measured his shot to go above the keeper and into the back of the net on the far post from a most acute angle. This killed the game for St. Jago.

    The Lord again favored the Saints tonight.

    So it will be an All Blue affair next week.

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    AMDG


    St. George’s College Round 2 win vs St. Jago High

    St. George’s College Round 2 win vs St. Jago High

    2015 Manning Cup Round 2…… St. George’s College (3) vs St. Jago High (0)



    The Light Blues produced a good performance in a competitive game to beat St. Jago by 3-0.
    The first half started with both teams battling it out particularly in the midfield. St. Jago as expected played very physical. Stewart and Marshall were tightly marked. The St. Jago’s strikers were not as sharp as in previous games. The George’s defense stood firm under pressure and looked solid with Akeem Prawl back in the center.
    The deadlock was broken with a brilliant goal Stewart when he got behind the Jago defense, beating at least 3 defenders and the goalie to score.



    The second halve started with St. Jago showing more urgency. They created a number of half chances. Marshall and Stewart continued to harass the St. Jago’s defense. They would lose a player in the latter part of the half after a second yellow card offense. This gave the Georgians more space to operate. Marshall would score a cheeky goal and the game was put beyond a doubt when wingback Watson scored a well worked goal.
    The Lord favored the Saints today. The young Knights have a few days to recover.
    We battle again on Saturday.
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    AMDG



    STGC in Super Cup Action Versus Petersfield

    St. George’s College to play Petersfield in Flow Super Cup Action

    2015 Flow Super Cup …… St. George’s College vs Petersfield High



    STGC faces Petersfield High in a few hours’ time at Sabina Park.
    They expect a tough game as Petersfield has a reputation to be brutally physical. Coach Bell has been sensitizing the team from the beginning to expect all the tricks in the book. Bell tells them…’Move the ball round quickly and play smart. Keep the discipline and work as a team.



    We expect a good game and that the Light Blues will display the ball play that will bring the win.
    Come out in your numbers and cheer the boys this afternoon.
    Parking Available at Emmett Park .
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    AMDG