DACOSTA CUP: Maldon upset Cornwall, 5 teams maintain perfect records
Maldon High created one of the biggest upsets in the 2017 schoolboy football season with a 3-1 home victory against defending champions Cornwall College in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup competition on Wednesday.
Cornwall College entered the game as the big favourites and were hoping to join Manchester High and Seafort High as schools to win their first four games. However, they failed to achieve that glory against a team which had three points from three games coming into the contest.
The defeat knocked Cornwall College from the top of Zone A, while Maldon moved to six points from four games, but remained in fourth spot.
St James High recorded a 1-0 victory over Anchovy High at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay to join Cornwall College on nine points, but surged atop the standings through goal difference.
Meanwhile, five teams joined Manchester High and Seafort High as schools to win their first four games. Those teams were Spot Valley, Ocho Rios High, St Mary's Technical, Dinthill Technical and Glenmuir High.
Spot Valley achieved their fourth straight victory against Herbert Morrison. They won 2-1 to move to a four-point lead over second-place Cedric Titus in Zone C.
Ocho Rios High reached their fourth straight victory by scoring a 1-0 home victory against Steer Town. The victory pushed Ocho Rios to a six-point lead over second-place Browns Town in Zone I.
St Mary's Technical blanked Oracabessa High 2-0 at the Richmond Prison Oval in their Zone J top-of-the-table fixture for their fourth straight victory to open up a five-point lead over St Mary High. The defeat ended the perfect win record of Oracabessa High.
Dinthill Technical defended their perfect win record with a big 8-0 victory at Charlemont High to maintain their two-point lead in Zone K over Bog Walk, who defeated Guys Hill 4-1 at Woodpark.
And Glenmuir High picked up their fourth straight victory by whipping Porus 4-0 at the Juicy Beef Complex to move five-point clear of second-place Denbigh High in Zone M.
Maldon 3 Cornwall 1
St James 1 Anchovy 0
Irwin 1 Green Pond 0
Holland 0 William Knibb 3
Spot Valley 2 Herbert Morrison 1
Muschett 0 Cedric Titus 0
Holmwood 1 Spalding 0
Troy 1 Christiana 1
Knox 0 Alston 1
York Castle 2 Browns Town 3
Ocho Rios 1 Steer Town 0
Iona 3 Carron Hall 1
St. Mary Technical 2 Oracabessa 0
Brimmervale 1 St. Mary High 2
Ewarton 1 McGrath 1
Charlemont 0 Dinthill 0
Guys Hill 1 Bog Walk 4
Glenmuir 4 Porus 0
Foga Road 0 Bellefield 0