JC beat KC in Champions Cup final
Jamaica College won their second ISSA Champions Cup title on Saturday and first since 2014 after beating Kingston College 2-1 in the final as the famed ‘Purples’ lost in the Champions Cup final for the first time in three trips.
It was the second title for Jamaica College which had earlier won the Manning Cup as Kingston College ended a promising season empty-handed as they also lost in the semi-final of the Manning Cup.
Maquan Aldridge and Tarick Ximines scored for Jamaica College within minutes of each other on either side of the halftime break while Dujuan ‘Whisper’ Richards pulled a goal back for Kingston College late in the game.
Jamaica College winning the Champions Cup for the second time matched Kingston College's two liens after winning in 2017 and 2019.
The powerfully built Aldridge gave Jamaica College the lead a minute before the halftime break when he dribbled into the KC area on the left side of the 18 yards box and beat goalkeeper Malique Williams at his right post.
Ximines made it 2-0 for JC in the 51st minute when he dribbled almost the entire length of the Kingston College half before chipping the ball past the advancing goalkeeper into the right corner of the goal.
Richards came close to pulling a goal back for Kingston College in the 60th minute but he connected with a free kick in the 79th minute, powering the ball into the far corner of the goal to give his team and their fan some hope of a comeback.
Despite some close misses for both teams, Kingston College were unable to come back and maybe force penalties.