Dinthill, STETHS and Manning’s advance to D’Cup second round
Cornwall College's Darnell Brissett (right) tries to get away from Green Pond High's Trayvon Haughton in Tuesday's ISSA daCosta Cup Zne A return round game played at Green Pond. Cornwall College won the game 2-1 to avenge their first round loss. (Photo: Paul Reid)

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Former champions Dinthill Technical and St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), along with last season’s beaten finalists, Manning’s School, have taken the first three spots in the second round of the ISSA daCosta Cup football competition after Tuesday’s round of matches.

Dinthill cruised to an eighth straight win; STETHS won match number seven, while Manning’s School dropped points for the first time after being held 0-0 by Godfrey Stewart High in their Sav-la-Mar derby.

Giovanni Afflick scored a hat trick for Dinthill Technical as they beat Enid Bennett High 5-1 and raced to 24 points and certain to finish in the top two of Zone K.

Afflick took his personal scoring tally to 12 goals, Daniel Roberts also scored as he took his tally to nine goals and goalkeeper Asher Hutchinson got on the score sheet after he scored from a free kick.

Antwon Smith and Deondre Campbell scored for STETHS in their 2-0 win as they won their seventh straight game without conceding a goal and their 21 points assured them of at least second place in Zone E.

Despite being held scoreless, Manning’s School secured their spot from Zone D as they improved to 19 points. They cannot finish lower than second place after Petersfield High were held to a 1-1 draw by Black River High, their third straight drawn game.

Belmont High edged Grange Hill 1-0 in a game that saw at least eight players being sent off after a brawl in the second half.

The Zone I game between Ocho Rios High and Oracabessa ended prematurely. The organisers will have to make a ruling.

McGrath High avenged their first round loss to Charlemont High to move into second place in Zone K on 18 points, three more than the losers in one of the most closely contested groups.

Cornwall College rebounded from back-to-back losses avenging their 2-1 loss in the first round to Green Pond to move into third place in Zone A.

Deshaun Talbert gave Cornwall College the lead from the penalty spot while Braxton Richards scored his fourth of the season to double the lead at half time.

Green Pond pulled one back late in the game when Devoe Douglas halved the deficit in the 80th minute.

Tuesday's results

Zone A

Green Pond 1 Cornwall College 2

Zone D

Black River 1, Petersfield 1

Godfrey Stewart 0, Manning's 0

Grange Hill 0 Belmont 1

Zone E

Lacovia vs Munro- rained out, replay today

Maggotty 0, STETHS 2

BB Coke 3, Sydney Pagon 1

Zone G

Holmwood 2, Alphansus Davis 1

Alston 0 Cristiana 5

Zone I

Ocho Rios vs Oracabessa ended prematurely

York Castle 2, Brown's Town 0

Zone J

Horace Clarke 0 St May High 1

Zone K

McGrath 1, Charlemont 0

Enid Bennett 1 Dinthill 5

Ewarton 1, Guys Hill 0

Paul Reid

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