Forward Duhaney Williams’ lone strike in the 14th minute secured an outright win for reigning ISSA-Flow Manning Cup champions Jamaica College over St Jago High, while at the same time, securing the holders’ comfortable passage to yet another semi-finals. The ‘Dark Blues’ pretty much went untested in Group I action which saw them spank second place team Denham 6-0 in their opening game, overcome Hydel High 3-1 and down bottom placed St Jago 1-0, yesterday. Ironically it will be goal-scorer Williams’ first Manning Cup semi-finals. He formerly played for Manchester High in the rural-area daCosta Cup competition. “I feel very good helping the team reach another semi-final. I am really excited and looking to help the team go all the way,” he told The Gleaner after scoring what was his 10th goal this season. “I am confident we can win another championship, and I will be going out there, and hoping to make a difference and do my best every game, and help get the win,” he underlined. YESTERDAY’S RESULTS: The game was played on a slippery and watery Constant Spring Complex surface in St Andrew, which made ball control almost impossible. The poor underfoot conditions clearly had an effect on the team and in truth JC could have swamped St Jago by a bigger score, but the conditions certainly did not encourage clinical finishing. Nonetheless, goal-keeper Akeem Chambers was the Monk Street-based school’s best player and was kept busy throughout the contest, commanding his area to make several telling interceptions and blocks to keep his team interested. JC’s assistant trainer Donald Stewart said he was happy with the win, and his team’s progress. “I am confident that we can retain the Manning Cup. We don’t wear confidence; we go out there and display it,” Stewart reasoned. Meanwhile, at Prison Oval in Spanish Town, in the other 3 p.m. game, Denham Town clipped Hydel 3-2. Denham Town’s scorers were; Jermaine Lyons in the 10th, Rojaun Bennett 65th, with Lloyd Carter rounding out the scoring with an 86 minute strike. Hydel suffered their second loss of the campaign, with Brad Tully (43) and Nicholas Nelson (87), getting their goals. Jamaica College 1 St Jago Denham Town High 3 St Jago 2 CLINICAL FINISHING TODAY’S GAMES: Excelsior High vs Holy Trinity 1:00 p.mn. @ Constant Spring Jonathan Grant vs Camperdown 1:00 p.m. @Prison Oval St George’s College vs St Catherine 3:00 p.m. @ Prison Oval Wolmer’s Boys vs Haile Selassie 3:00 p.m.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netZark’s Burger-Lyceum coach Topex Robinson took full responsibility for the end game miscues that led to his team’s shock 106-107 overtime defeat to Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare on Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“Bad coaching on my end,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT CJ Perez knotted the score at 106 with 9.5 seconds remaining in overtime and kept the Jawbreakers’ flickering chances alive, as they needed one stop to force second overtimeCoffee Lovers forward Aris Dionisio missed a three-pointer on the other end, which was rebounded by Jaycee Marcelino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHowever, the diminutive guard called for time with 0.9 seconds remaining, which led to technical foul for Zark’s-Lyceum for calling excessive timeouts.Dionisio misses! But Jaycee Marcelino calls for timeout! Technical foul on Zark’s-Lyceum for calling excessive timeouts! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/uMZu3zvGdy Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It pains me to put my players in a position to fail. Again, it was a bad coaching on my end,” he said.The loss further complicated Zark’s-Lyceum’s chances to make it to the playoffs as it now sits at seventh place, on the outside looking in to the top six which will qualify to the quarterfinals.The Jawbreakers will now have to sweep their remaining games against Go for Gold, JRU, and Perpetual to have a remote chance to progress to the next round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Arwind Santos fined P25k for flagrant foul, comments on officiating In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown — Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 13, 2018Trevis Jackson then stepped on the foul line and cooly drained the go-ahead freebie to give Gamboa-St. Clare the one-point lead.Marcelino had a chance to redeem himself, but his desperation lay-up just rimmed out as the Jawbreakers suffered their third straight defeat and fell to an even 4-4 card.Robinson explained that it was his inability to inform his players of the game reset in the waning seconds of the extra period which caused their downfall.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ View comments read more