Tacky stun B'Walk; test for Munro

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Wednesday, September 26, 2012    

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TACKY, St Mary — Tacky High scored an upset 1-0 win over Bog Walk High in their ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel daCosta Cup Zone K game at Tacky yesterday.

An early goal from Oshane Lauraq in the first three minutes was enough for Tacky to win their third game and move to third on nine points, one behind Dinthill Technical, who lead Bog Walk on goal difference, with both on 10 points.

After winning their first three games, Bog Walk have earned just one in their last two after playing to a 0-0 draw with Dinthill on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the first round of the competition will come to an end today with 29 matches as four schools, led by defending champions Rusea's High, seek to maintain perfect records.

Rusea's in Zone B, Ben Francis KO champions St Elizabeth Technical in Zone E and Spalding High in Zone G have all won their first four matches, while Port Antonio won three in a row and all will be hoping to continue their winning ways.

Also yesterday, Glenmuir High and Garvey Maceo scored contrasting wins to stay tied at the top of Zone M with 13 points from five games.

Glenmuir beat Fogo Road, 3-1, while 10-man Garvey Maceo held on for a 1-0 win over Bustamante High. Denbigh High's 4-0 win over Porus took them past Bustamante to third place on nine points.

In Zone A, Ricardo Wilson scored twice and Alex McFarlane once as Cornwall College won back-to-back games, beating Maldon High, 3-0, at Jarrett Park to assume the lead on goal difference over St James High.

After being upset by Maldon on Saturday, St James rebounded with a 1-0 win over Green Pond.

In Zone D, Gavin Henry's 35th-minute goal was enough for Petersfield to beat Little London, 1-0, and take the lead from Grange Hill on nine points to eight.

Dave Black scored twice as Mannings beat neighbours Godfrey Stewart, 4-1, to move within a point of Grange Hill.

St Mary Technical extended their lead atop Zone J with a 2-0 win over Islington as Devonte Francis scored both goals for his team to race to 13 points, five more than St Mary High, who play today.

Also today, Rusea's will be away to Cambridge High, who have lost three of their four games and are at the bottom of the group on one point.

STETHS, who are coming off a come-from-behind 2-1 win over arch-rivals Munro College on Saturday, will face an inconsistent Black River, whom they had beaten the last four times by an aggregate 14-0 margin.

Spalding face Alston High, who are four places below them in the tables and 10 points behind, while Port Antonio will play away to Happy Grove, whom they beat twice last year.

Cedric Titus Highm on nine pointsm and Browns Town, on seven, will meet in a top-of-the-tabel clash in Zone I in Clarks Town in one of the more competitive groups.

Munro, who have already equalled last year's two losses in the first round and have dropped to fourth, will have a crucial game hosting second-placed Maggotty in Zone E.

Munro led in both losses, against Black River and STETHS, before giving up late goals, but face a Maggotty team that is returning to the competition after two years.

Manchester High need only to avoid defeat against Mile Gully High to retake the lead in Zone F ahead of Bellefield High, who have completed their first-round schedule. Bellefield are on eight points, while Manchester are a point behind, but with a better goal difference.

Former champions Clarendon College will travel to Edwin Allen in a crucial game in Zone H as they both seek to surpass leaders Lennon High, who completed the first round on eight points.

Clarendon are on seven points, three more than Edwin Allen, and a win for either would see them go atop the tables.



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