daCosta Cup: Cornwall College, St James High maintain perfect starts
Former champions Cornwall College and St James High maintained their perfect starts in Zone A of the 2018 ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition following match day 4 on Wednesday.
Cornwall College scored an away 2-0 victory at Green Pond High, while St James High also won on the road by defeating Irwin High 2-1 at Fairfield.
Both teams are on maximum six points each from two games, but 12-time winners of the competition Cornwall College are leading the table courtesy of goal difference.
The teams had entered the day with identical statistics to be joint leaders of the group. In their opening matches, Cornwall had defeated Irwin High 1-0, while St James had stopped Anchovy High 2-1.
The defeat by Green Pond High has seen them dropped to fourth in the group, behind Anchovy High, which defeated Maldon High 2-1 at home. Green Pond High and Anchovy High are both on three points.
In Zone E, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), five-time winners of the competition, also continued their impressive start, by defeating Newell High 3-0 away at Treasurer Beach Sports Park, after opening the competition with a 10-0 drubbing of Sydney Pagon High.
Maggoty High also won their second match by defeating Sydney Pagon 1-0 away. They are, however, second in the group on goal difference behind leaders STETHS.
Meanwhile, Manchester High and Mile Gully High also kept their perfect starts intact in Zone F, with identical 2-1 victories over Belair High and DeCarteret College respectively. Manchester lead the zone with a goal difference of three to Mile Gully’s two.
There is a three-way race at the top of Zone K, with Dinthill Technical, Charlemont High and Ewarton High securing their second wins to move to maximum six points each,
Dinthill Technical defeated McGrath High 2-0 to lead the group by goal difference over Charlemont High, which stopped Bog Walk 2-1, while Ewarton High defeated Tacius Golding 5-1 to hold down third place.
In Zone L, Titchfield High climbed from third to first with a 3-0 victory over Horace Clarke at home. Fair Prospect remained second on goal difference as they joined Titchfield High on six points by defeating Port Antonio 2-1 on their home turf. Port Antonio are now in third.
Irwin 1 St James 2
Anchovy 2 Maldon 1
Green Pond 0 Cornwall College 2
Newell 0 STETHS 3
Sydney Pagon 0 Maggotty 1
Lacovia 2 Munro 2
May Day 1 BB Coke 3
DeCarteret College 1 Mile Gully 2
Manchester 2 Belair 1
Ewarton 5 Tacius Golding 1
Charlemont 2 Bog Walk 1
Dinthill 2 McGrath 0
Fair Prospect 2 Port Antonio 1
Titchfield 3 Horace Clarke 0
Happy Grove 1 Annotto Bay 1
Winston Jones 0 Glenmuir 5
Garvey Maceo 1 Bellefield 0
Denbigh 4 Cross Keys 0
Central 0 Old Harbour 0
Porus 0 Kemps Hill 1
St Thomas Tech 0 Morant Bay 1
Robert Lightbourne 2 Yallahs 1
Paul Bogle 0 Seaforth 0