Rusea's, Frome, Annotto Bay defend perfect records in daCosta Cup
Eleven-time champions Rusea’s High, Frome Technical and Annotto Bay stretched their perfect record in the 2019 ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition following the latest round of matches on Wednesday.
Rusea’s High, which won the last of their 11 titles in 2017, recorded a 3-1 victory against Green Island High to stretch their perfect record to three wins.
Rusea’s High started the season with a 7-1 home victory against Merlene Ottey High on September 9 and then followed up with another big victory by securing an 8-0 triumph at Hopewell on September 14.
They have so far tallied maximum nine points to lead Zone B courtesy of goal difference over second-place Frome Technical, which won 6-0 at Merlene Ottey.
Rusea’s three games resulted in 18 goals and two against for a goal difference of 16 compared to Frome Technical, which have tallied nine goals and none against for a goal difference of nine.
Annotto Bay High also won three straight matches following a 6-1 victory against the visiting Tacky High.
As a result of the victory, Annotto Bay High moved to maximum nine points, a five-point lead over second-place Brimmer Vale High and third-place St Mary Technical in Zone J.
Meanwhile, 12-time champion Cornwall College won 2-0 at Anchovy High to protect their unbeaten record.
It was Cornwall College’s third victory from four games and the three points pushed them to 10 points, a three-point lead over second-place Green Pond High in Zone A.
Green Pond also secured an away victory by beating Irwin 2-1, while third-place St James High defeated the visiting Maldon High 4-1.
The daCosta Cup competition continues on Saturday, while the Digicel Manning Cup football competition resumes on Thursday with seven matches across three groups.
WATA DACOSTA CUP RESULTS (SEPT. 18)
Anchovy 0 Cornwall College 2
St James 4 Maldon 1
Irwin 1 Green Pond 2
Rusea's 3 Green Island 1
Merlene Ottey 0 Frome 6
Godfrey Stewart 0 Maud McLeod 0
Belmont 1Petersfield 1
Mannings 5 Grange Hill 0
Lacovia 2 Maggotty 0
Black River 0 Newell 2
STETHS 4 Sydney Pagon 0
Holmwood 2 Christiana 0
Knox 0 Alston 1
Spalding 3 Roger Clarke 0
Annotto Bay 6 Tacky 1
Bellefield 1 Garvey Maceo 2
Kemps Hill 1 Old Harbour 2
Morant Bay 0 St Thomas Tech.2
Seaforth 0 Paul Bogle 0
DIGICEL MANNING CUP MATCHES FOR THURSDAY (SEPT. 19)
(ALL MATCHES ARE SCHEDULE TO START AT 3:30 PM)
Holy Trinity vs St Jago at Winchester Park
St Mary's College vs Camperdown
Meadowbrook vs Tivoli at Michigan Avenue
Hydel vs Mona at Caymanas Field
Jose Marti vs Vauxhall
Tarrant vs Wolmer's
JC vs Innswood