Clarendon College beat Central High for 10th ISSA daCosta Cup title

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - Clarendon College won their 10th ISSA daCosta Cup football title on Saturday after beating first time finalists Central High 3-0 in the final played at the St Elizabeth Technical High Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth.

Clarendon College who had looked sluggish in their two previous games, the semi-finals against Manning’s School and the semi-finals of the ISSA Champions Cup against Kingston College, rebounded to beat a Central High team that never managed to put on a consistent challenge.

Clarendon had beaten Manning’s in sudden death penalties but lost 4-2 to Kingston College.

On Saturday, goals from Malachi Douglas in the first half and Kristoffe Graham and Keheim Dixon in the second half secured yet another title for Clarendon College.

Douglas opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he finished off a brilliant move down the middle of the Central High defence. Graham scored his second goal of the season in the 60th minute when he held his composure in the face of the onrushing Central High goalkeeper Stephen Hamilton and guided the ball past him into the open goal.

Dixon was well placed at the far right post in the 85th minute to tap in a cross from Marques Reid who had danced past two defenders on the left wing.

-Paul A Reid

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