Friday 16 November, 2018

STETHS, Holmwood qualify for Ben Francis knockout competition

Former champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Holmwood Technical, on Wednesday, confirmed their spots in the Ben Francis knockout competition following the second and penultimate round of quarter-final matches in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup.

Both teams, from Group Three, confirmed their spots after securing victories, which push them both to maximum six points going into Saturday's final set of matches.

STETHS defeated Glenmuir 3-1 at Manchester High  to lead the  group by virtue of goal difference, while Holmwood Technical blanked Little London 2-0 in the first game of a double-header at STETHS Sports Complex.

The victories mean that both STETHS and Holmwood Technical will take the top two spots in the group  as the two other teams - Glenmuir High and Little London - are without a point going into the final set of quarter-final matches.

The quarter-final round of the competition comprises four groups with four teams each and only the winner of each group will contest the daCosta Cup semifinals.

In addition, the winners of the four daCosta Cup quarterfinal groups will also qualify for the FLOW Super Cup and the Ben Francis knockout competition.There is a spot in the Ben Francis knockout for the runners-up of each of the four daCosta Cup quarter-final group.

STETHS and Holmwood Technical will face off on Saturday to decide the winner of the group and that team will also qualify for the daCosta Cup semi-finals and the FLOW Super Cup.

Over in Group Two, Rusea's High defeated Lennon High in their top-of-the-table fixture at STETHS Sports Complex to move to maximum six points and a step closer to the daCosta Cup semi-finals.

In the group other game, defending champions Cornwall College got back on track for a semi-final spot by whipping St Mary Technical 6-0 at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay.

The victory pushes them to second place in the group on three points, three behind leaders Rusea's High. Lennon High are also on three points, but third in the group.

Over in Group Four, Dinthill Technical blanked Manchester High 2-0  at the Juici Beef Complex, in another top-of-the-table fixture, to also move a step closer to the  daCosta Cup semi-finals.  They are on maximum six points, three ahead of second-placed Central High and third-placed Manchester High.

WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE

GROUP TWO
Cornwall College 6 St Mary Tech 0
Lennon 0 Rusea's High 1

GROUP THREE
Holmwood 2 Little London 0
STETHS 3 Glenmuir 1

GROUP FOUR
Manchester High 0 Dinthill Technical 2
Frome Tech 0 Central High 3