Cedric Titus hunt win number four
Maldon High's Chadraine Senior (left) celebrates scoring a goal against St James High as teammate Keno Wilson chases during the daCosta Cup match at Jarrett Park on September 20, 2022. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Cedric Titus High could take over the lead in Zone C of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association daCosta Cup football competition today if they beat last-place Muschett High in a return game to be played in Clarks Town, Trelawny.

Cedric Titus, who have been overshadowed by the high-octane William Knibb Memorial, are tied for the lead. Both are on nine points, but Cedric Titus could be sole leaders, at least until William Knibb play again.

The Wade Crawford-coached team, who won the first-round game against Muschett 4-1, will be seeking a fourth-straight win today and would match their start in the 2014 season when they played in Zone I with the St Ann-based schools.

Fifteen games will be played today, including contests involving former champions Cornwall College and Rusea's High who will both be hoping to rebound from losses on Tuesday.

Cornwall College's loss to Zone A leaders Irwin High on Tuesday was their second of the season, the first time since 2013 the former champions were losing more than one game in the first round. They slip to third in the zone.

Their previous loss was to Green Pond High and they rebounded with a big 8-0 over Anchovy High, but Maldon High are on a two-game unbeaten run of their own and will be confident, especially playing at home.

Chadraine Senior has scored three goals in Maldon's last two games and will lead their attack, but could find in Cornwall a wounded animal ready to get revenge.

Cornwall College won their first meeting 2-0 and Braxton Richards, who scored the opening goal in that game, is long overdue, while Mikhail Watson, Giovannie Bruce and Dane Buckley are also hoping to lead their school to a win today.

Rusea's High's three-game winning start, their best in years, was snapped on Tuesday when they were beaten by Frome Technical. They are expected to rebound when they face Merlene Ottey High, whom they had beaten 7-0 in the first round.

Rusea's are still tied for first in Zone B with Frome Technical, with both on nine points.

Manchester High had their winning start end earlier this week when they were held 2-2 by deCarteret College. Manchester will hope to return to the winners' circle today when they take on Mt St Joseph College, whom they had beaten 4-0 in their first-round game.

Holmwood Technical can increase their lead in Zone G when they take on last-placed and winless Alston High at Kirkvine. Holmwood won 1-0 in the first round.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Zone M

Old Harbour 3, Denbigh 2

Zone O

Titchfield 3, Fair

Prospect 1

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Zone A

Green Pond vs Anchovy @ Green Pond

Maldon vs Cornwall @ Maldon

Zone B

Green Island vs Hopewell @ Green Island

Merlene Ottey vs Rusea’s @ Merlene Ottey

Zone C

Cedric Titus vs Muschett @ Cedric Titus

Spot Valley vs Herbert Morrison @ Spot Valley

Zone F

Belair vs Bellefield @ Belair

Manchester vs Mt St Joseph @ Manchester

Zone G

Alston vs Holmwood @ Kirkvine

Zone H

Thompson Town vs Lennon @Thompson Town

Kellits vs Edwin Allen @ Morant Housing Scheme

Zone I

Marcus Garvey vs Oracabessa @ Drax Hall

York Castle vs Ocho Rios @ Mt Pleasant

Zone M

Central High vs Denbigh @ Effortville

Cornwall College's Dane Buckley (left) tries to hold off Irwin High's Fabian Grey in the daCosta Cup Zone A game at Irwin High on Tuesday. Grey scored the winner as Irwin came from a goal down to beat Cornwall College 2-1. (Photo: Paul Reid)
Paul Reid

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