CHARLIE Smith High made a serious statement of intent whipping defending champion St George's College (STGC) 3-0 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex to send Group D into a wide open affair.
Charlie Smith, with goals by Shamar Pryce (10th), Ryan Smith (39th) and Bebeto McDonald (41st), pushed Charlie Smith to a comfortable win and onto 17 points, the same as St George's atop the group.
Camperdown High also joined them on 17 points following their comprehensive 5-0 mauling of Vauxhall High, while Donald Quarrie and Oberlin battled to a 0-0 draw.
However, STGC, with 26 goals for and 10 against for a goal difference of 16, lead the group ahead of Camperdown with plus-15, and Charlie Smith with plus-14, with two sets of games remaining.
The Light blues of North Street still have the advantage with two home games in Donald Quarrie and Vauxhall. Both Camperdown and Charlie Smith will clash on Tuesday in a crucial match. Camperdown will end their group match against Oberlin, while Charlie Smith conclude against Donald Quarrie.
Having battled to a 1-1 draw at Winchester Park in a game in which Charlie Smith thought they should have won, now playing at home, they took control early and never looked back in front of a large gathering at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.
Pryce gave them a deserved lead in the 10th minute with a 25-metre free kick that sailed through the hands of Cordell Irving in goal for STGC.
The already noisy atmosphere crescendoed when the diminutive Smith turned his defender and rammed home from just inside the box in the 39th minute. But before the crowd had stopped celebrating, the skilful McDonald raced onto a long ball and fired past the hapless Irving in goal in the 41st minute.
STGC responded with Oshane Boothe, Cordel Benbow, Ryan Miller, and substitute Shevon Stewart all coming close, but were kept out by outstanding goalkeeping from Leon Taylor.
Meanwhile, Wolmer's Boys' inched closer to a quarter-final spot with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Denham Town in Group C. Wolmer's sit pretty atop of the group, on 22 points, following their seventh win from eight matches and with just two rounds remaining.
St Catherine High jumped into second spot, on 18 points, with a 4-0 hammering of Papine High with Denham Town down into third on 16 points.
In Group F, Kingston College control top position with a 2-0 win over Greater Portmore to be on 13 points from six games, ahead of Spanish Town on 10 points, following the latter's 2-1 win over Eltham High. Greater Portmore are third with nine points.