Friday 3 July, 2020

Cornwall look to continue winning in daCosta Cup

Cornwall College, title holders on 12 occasions, will go hunting their fifth straight victory in the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition on Monday when they travel to Maldon.

Four matches will be played, all starting at 3:30 pm.

Cornwall, one of only four teams remaining in the competition with perfect records, will fancy themselves taking all three points from Maldon. The other teams not to have dropped a point at this stage are defending champion Rusea’s, Clarendon College and Garvey Maceo.

Cornwall lead Zone A with 12 points having won all their four matches, while Maldon are second from bottom with two points, from drawing their last two matches, after losing the first two.

A victory will have Cornwall opening a six-point lead at the top of the standing in a match that will complete the fixtures for the zone’s first round in the preliminary stages of the competition, with the return matches set to start.

The match is a rescheduled encounter as rain had prevented any action when both teams should have originally met on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Giovani Mitto will be looking to extend his goal-scoring feat when he turns out for Frome Technical, who will travel to Green Island for a Zone B encounter.

Mitto has found the back of the net nine times to lead Ronaldo Webster of St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) who have scored seven goals, and Andrew Layne of Port Antonio with six, in the goal scoring race.

Mitto failed to convert in Frome’s last outing, which saw them receiving a 3-0 thumping from defending champions Rusea’s on Saturday.

Both Frome and Green Island trail Rusea’s, who have garnered 15 points from their five matches. Both have lost to the defending champions to be on nine points from five with Frome ahead of Green Island by virtue of goal difference.

In Zone J, St Mary Technical will be looking to retake the lead when they tackle Guys Hill at Highgate Community Centre.

St Mary Technical are yet to lose a game, having won three of their matches and drawing the other, but trail leaders St Mary High by two points, as the latter have played one match more.

A victory for St Mary Technical will place them ahead of St Mary High which is the most likely of the possibilities, as Guys Hill are in the bottom half of the standing, with five points.


MONDAY’S SCHEDULE (All matches start at 3:30 pm)


Maldon vs Cornwall College at Maldon



Green Island vs Frome Technical at Green Island



Belmont Academy vs Knockalva at Sandals South Coast



St Mary Technical vs Guys Hill at Highgate Community Centre


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