D'Cup teams seek to extend records amidst weather uncertainty
William Knibb Memorial's Kernell Peart (right) passes the ball under pressure from a Muschett High player in the daCosta Cup Zone C game at Martha Brae in Trelawny on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (Photo: Paul Reid)

WEATHER permitting, five schools, including two former champions, will put perfect win records on the line on Tuesday when the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association daCosta Cup football competition resumes after a short break, with eight games scheduled to be played.

The last set of games were played on Friday, with the games set for Saturday and Monday called off due to the effects of the adverse weather system which has caused flooding in some areas.

The Zone B game between former winners Rusea's High and Frome Technical at Collin Miller Sports Complex in Lucea could take the spotlight, while William Knibb Memorial and Cedric Titus High will go after their third-straight wins in Zone C as Irwin High, who are enjoying their best-ever start, will be seeking a fourth-straight victory when they face Cornwall College in Zone A.

Additionally, four of the five unbeaten teams — Irwin High, Rusea's High, Frome Technical and William Knibb — are yet to concede a goal.

Few zone derbies are as hotly contested as Rusea's versus Frome games. And while Rusea's have not had the best of fortunes over the past three years they have managed to get the better of Frome, losing to the western Westmoreland school just once in their last seven meetings.

Irwin High will be confident going into their game against Cornwall College — winning their first three games of the season for the first time — and are coming off a big 5-0 win over Anchovy High, their biggest win ever since they started playing in 2008.

William Knibb Memorial are also coming off a historic 8-0 battering of Muschett High last week and face Herbert Morrison who are coming off a loss to Cedric Titus.

William Knibb are expected to continue their winning run and Cedric Titus should also win, away to Spot Valley High, setting up a clash of unbeaten teams on Saturday.

Green Pond High will also seek to return to winning ways when they take on an inconsistent St James High team at home in Zone A, and York Castle High will hope to stay atop the points tables in Zone I with a win over winless Marcus Garvey Technical.

— Paul A Reid

Paul Reid

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