Jamaica College (J.C.) football 2014

Come on JC, Come on Excelsior…

OK, here’s the situation.  It’s November 5th, 2014 and the 2nd round of the Manning Cup.  Group J has Jamaica College (JC) and Excelsior High locked on 4 points after two matches.  This is their last match of the round. Winning (3 points) + goal difference comes into place for both teams.  JC faces Denham Town whilst Excelsior faces Lime Super Cup finalist Holy Trinity High.  This should be a good.  The matches were scheduled to begin at the same time, apparently.

The reality:

1. The matches begin 15 minutes apart.  Suspicious?  Not really.

2. Excelsior Lime Super Cup finalists, Holy Trinity High School, not just a patsy by 12-0.  Yes, you read that right.  Twelve to Nil.

3. Jamaica College, needing the goals, lead 6-0 at half time, then scores another 4 goals in regulation (10-0).  That means, Excelsior goes through, right?  Wait!  Referees adds 6 minutes of extra time, and Denham Town replaces the goalie.  In the 6 mins of extra time, JC scores 6 goals.  I kid you not.  So, JC, by winning 16-0 gets the nod over Excelsior.


I’m guessing there’ll be an investigation by the Manning Cup officials, the four schools, and some punishment handed out, right?  Would you guys agree?  I mean, 12-0 and 16-0 in the 2nd round !!!

If this is coincidence, then we should have either JC or Denham Town represent Jamaica’s under-19 and under-21 teams.  Jamaicans are already suspicious of many things, including Boys & GIrls Champs, boxing results, and so on. So, aren’t many Jamaicans thinking “A wha dis?  Dem ya a sell out.  Mi naw watch nuh more Manning Cup” right now?


One response to “Come on JC, Come on Excelsior…”

  1. C. Sharpe Avatar

    Jamaica’s ISSA (Inter-Secondary Schools Association) is probing the “unusual” results and JFF (Jamaican Football Federation) awaits the results of the probe.

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