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Rusea’s take on Merlene Ottey in Zone B match-up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, September 20, 2012    

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PONDSIDE, Hanover — Defending champions Rusea's High could take over the lead in Zone B of the ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel daCosta Cup schoolboys' football competition today when they take on Merlene Ottey High here, in a rescheduled game, starting at 3:30 pm.

The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, but was postponed along with another Zone B game — Green Island against Cambridge — to facilitate the funeral of a former vice-principal of Green Island High School.

Rusea's High have won back to back games and are coming off a 4-0 win over Green Island at Kenilworth on Tuesday, after a 10-day break since their opening day 2-0 win over Herbert Morrison.

The champions are on six points with a plus six goal difference — three behind Frome Technical who also have a plus eight goal-difference.

On Tuesday, Demar Dohman converted two penalties against a disorganised Green Island defence to lead Rusea's while 13 year-old Stephen Malcolm jnr scored his first goal at the daCosta Cup level while former National Under 17 striker Anthony Walker got his first of the season for the winners who led 1-0 at half time.

Merlene Ottey meanwhile are yet to win this season after two games and are at the bottom of the point's tables with no points.

At Cambridge, Green Island are expected to rebound from their loss on Tuesday against the home team.

Green Island had beaten Merlene Ottey 1-0 in their opening game and should get the better of Cambridge who are returning to the competition for the first time since the 2007 season.

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