Manchester High continue hot streak in daCosta Cup
Manchester High stretched their perfect record to four victories in the 2019 ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition following a 6-1 triumph at DeCarteret High on Tuesday.
The victory pushed Manchester High further atop Zone F with maximum 12 points, six clear of Belair High, which lost 1-0 on their home turf against May Day High.
Manchester High, which are searching for their first daCosta Cup title, have now tallied 19 goals with only two against with one set of matches remaining in the zone before the return fixtures.
They opened their campaign with a 5-0 home victory against B.B. Coke on the first day of the season on September 9, followed by a 3-1 victory at Belair on September 10 and then another 5-0 home triumph, this against Mile Gully.
In the zone's other game, third-place B.B. Coke blanked fifth-place Mile Gully 4-0 at the Mile Gully Community Centre to secure their second victory from four games. B.B. Coke's other victory came on September 10 when they beat May Day 3-1.
Over in Zone C, William Knibb made it three victories from three games following a 1-0 win over Cedric Titus to move to maximum nine points. They have now opened up a four-point lead over second-place Herbert Morrison, which played to a 0-0 draw against bottom-place Holland High.
Meanwhile, only one of the scheduled 15 games in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition was completed because of rain and lightning
In the game completed, Ascot High secured their first point of the season from three games to move to fifth-place following a 1-1 draw against visitors Kingston High in a Group B fixture.
It was the second point for fourth-place Kingston High from three games.
Defending champions Kingston College (KC) were leading Dunoon Technical High 2-0 in their Group G fixture early into the second half at Breezy Castle when the game was called off because of lightning, 24 hours after five players were struck by lightning at the Stadium East field where Wolmer's High and Jamaica College was playing. That game was called off with six minutes remaining with Wolmer's leading 2-1.
Among the other games called off on Tuesday was the Group C fixture between hosts St Catherine High and last season's beaten semi-finalists St Andrew Technical High School with the scores locked at 0-0 at half time.
Over in Group F, the games between hosts Campion College and Eltham High, which was locked at 1-1 and Calabar and St George's College, with the scores at 0-0, were both called off at half time.
WATA DACOSTA CUP RESULTS
Holland 0 Herbert Morrison 0
William Knibb 1 Cedric Titus 0
DeCarteret 1 Manchester High 6
Mile Gully 0 B.B. Coke 4
Belair 0 May Day 1
WATA DACOSTA CUP GAMES FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
(ALL MATCHES START AT 3:30 PM)
Anchovy vs Cornwall
St James vs Maldon at Jarrett Park
Irwin vs Green Pond at Fairfield
Rusea's vs Green Pond at Colin Miller Sports Complex
Merlene Ottey vs Frome
Godfrey Stewart vs Maud McLeod
Belmont vs Petersfield at Sandals South Coast
Mannings vs Grange Hill
Lacovia vs Maggotty
Black River vs Newell
STETHS vs Sydney Pagon
Holmwood vs Christiana
Knox vs Alston
Spalding vs Roger Clarke
Brimmer Vale vs St Mary Tech
Annotto Bay vs Tacky at Westmoreland Oval
Bellefield vs Garvey Maceo
Central vs Foga Road
Kemps Hill vs Old Harbour
Morant Bay vs St Thomas Tech.
Yallahs vs Robert Lightbourne
Seaforth vs Paul Bogle