Sport

Former champions Rusea's advance in d'Cup

by PAUL A REID
Observer writer

Thursday, October 05, 2017

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FROME, Westmoreland — Five more schools added their names to the second-round line-up in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup competition after yesterday's round of return games in the first round.

Port Antonio High secured the top spot in Zone L after a 1-1 draw with Happy Grove, while former champions Rusea's High in Zone B, as well as Mile Gully High in Zone F, Brown's Town High in Zone I and Seaforth High in Zone O all booked second-round spots.

Thirteen of the 32 places in the second round have now been confirmed.

The point earned by Port Antonio High saw them improve to an unassailable 17 points, as Fair Prospect joined Titchfield High on 10 points after beating them 1-0 with Dontae Wallace scoring the winning goal.

Rusea's secured at least second place in Zone B after beating Knockalva Technical 3-0 in Lucea with Jhavoy Diaz scoring a double and Daniel Reid getting the other, his eighth goal of the season.

Rusea's are on 23 points, three more than Green Island, who held off Cambridge High 4-2 with a hat-trick from Marlando Johnson — his second three-timer of the season.

Frome Technical are a point back in third place on 19 points after hammering Hopewell High 8-0 with Kenroy Archer leading the way with a hat-trick and Keith Blake getting a double.

Marlon Miller scored yet another double — his fourth of the season — as Mile Gully beat Belair High 4-0 to secure second spot in Zone F behind zone winners Manchester High.

Manchester took their win streak to nine games with a 2-0 win over Cross Keys in the other game.

Brown's Town booked the first qualifying spot from Zone I after a 3-1 win over York Castle at Drax Hall. They are on 14 points, one more than Ocho Rios, who have completed their fixtures.

Tyrique Wilson scored a hat-trick to lead Seaforth High to a big 7-0 win over Robert Lightbourne High in Zone O. They are on 22 points as Paul Bogle stayed in second place, three points behind after also winning 7-0. Paul Bogle beat Yallahs High with braces from Renaldo Bailey and Michael Minott.

Qualifiers Dinthill Technical and Glenmuir High both extended their perfect win streaks with wins.

Led by five goals from Kaheem Parris, who took his tally to 18 on the season, Dinthill Technical hammered Bog Walk High 8-0.

Ewarton High moved to second place in Zone K, one point ahead of Bog Walk after edging Charlemont 3-2, while McGrath High blanked Guys Hill 5-0.

Glenmuir edged Porus High 1-0 to take their record to seven-straight wins.

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