Jamaica College, the defending Manning Cup champion, secured the 2014 Manning Cup crown yesterday by beating Charlie Smith 2-1 in the finals held at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Goals by captain marvel Junior Flemmings and Raffique Bryan in the 61st and 97th minutes, respectively, gave JC their fourth title in the last eight years and their overall 26th hold on the prestigious trophy.
The Dark Blues from Old Hope Road broke a 33-year drought in 2007, and have followed that up with successful campaigns in 2010, 2013 and 2014 in recent vintage.
This triumph has taken Jamaica College half-way towards achieving the unprecedented distinction of winning four schoolboy trophies in one season, having earlier secured the LIME SuperCup, the new island-wide knockout title (contested for the first time in 2014).
That leaves two other possible titles: the Walker Cup knockout trophy for urban schools, and the Olivier Shield, symbol of islandwide schoolboy supremacy, to be contested against the DaCosta Cup champion from rural Jamaica.