Wolmer’s Boys hammered Edith Dalton James 8-0 in their ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel Group E Manning Cup

September 14th, 2010

Wolmer’s Boys’ Vance Rookwood (left), holds off the challenge of Bradley Walliston of Edith Dalton James during their ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel Group E Manning Cup match in which Wolmer’s won 8-0. Looking on is Edith’s Keshawn Thompson. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood)

Jason Wright grabbed a three-timer as Wolmer’s Boys hammered Edith Dalton James 8-0 in their ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel Group E Manning Cup match at their Heroes Circle ground yesterday.

And on the second day of the competition, there were big wins for former champions Jamaica College, who trounced Cumberland 11-0; Excelsior, who stopped Papine 6-0; Charlie Smith, who outplayed St Andre College 5-0; and Innswood, who annihilated Kingston Technical High 7-1.

Wolmer’s joined defending champions St George’s College and Spanish Town atop of the group with three points, but ahead with a superior goal difference.

The stocky Wright, wearing the number 10 jersey, netted in the 24th, 53rd and 69th minutes and came close on a couple of occasions to increase his tally.

Substitute Michael Warren, who entered the game in the 79th minute, scored twice in the 80th and 81st minutes with his first two touches.

Further goals from Christopher Campbell in the 25th, the outstanding Desmond Campbell in the 74th and another substitute, Andre Bingham in the 89th minute, completed the rout.

The 10-time champion under new coach Ludlow Bernard assisted by former youth football captain Alex Thomas of Arnett Gardens’ fame, utilised their home advantage to the maximum.

Playing in front of their partisan vociferous fans and on a wet and soggy surface, Wolmer’s wasted little time in seizing control over a weak Edith Dalton James aggregation.

Although it took them 24 minutes to open the floodgates, the result was never in doubt.

Desmond Campbell, who tormented the Edith Dalton backline throughout, signalled Wolmer’s intention with a rasping drive in the 21st minute, but goalkeeper Ockeno Knight proved equal to the task and parried well.

Moments later Wright broke free in the box and was sent crashing to the turf by Kemeel Ashley, who gave up a penalty and was yellow-carded for his effort.

Wright picked himself up and calmly converted from the spot in the 24th minute.

With their spirit now broken Edith Dalton James conceded another goal a minute later, as Christopher Campbell side-footed home from close range as the half ended 2-0.

Wright grabbed his second and Wolmer’s third when he outmuscled two defenders and slotted home in the 53rd minute.

He then completed his three-timer 16 minutes later, making it 4-0 before Desmond Campbell made it 5-0 with a powerful shot from just outside the box.

Coach Bernard, Harbour View’s youth team coach, must have felt like a genius after introducing the diminutive Warren in the 79th minute and two minutes later he scored two goals, to make it 7-0.

The final nail was driven into Edith’s coffin when another substitute Bingham tapped home, but by then the Wolmer’s faithful had stopped celebrating probably because they lost track of the score.

On Thursday, Wolmer’s will next travel to Spanish Town, while Edith Dalton James will host Ardenne in what is expected to be a tough group including the defending champions St George’s College and St Jago.


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