Dominant Paul Bogle cruise to fifth-straight victory
Kayvon Donaldson of St James High (left) heads the ball away from Maldon High's Christopher Reid during the daCosta Cup Zone A match at Jarrett Park on Tuesday. The match ended 1-1. (Photo: Paul Reid)

PAUL Bogle High continued their good run in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association daCosta Cup football competition after beating visitors Yallahs High 3-0 in their top-of-the-table Zone L clash on Thursday.

Tyrese Stewart, Ricardo Tyrell and Reynaldo Perry scored at Paul Bogle High as the hosts racked up their fifth-straight victory, racing to 15 points and opening up a six-point lead over Yallahs.

Seaforth High inched up a point behind Yallahs High after drawing 1-1 with St Thomas Technical while Morant Bay moved to seven points after beating Robert Lightbourne High 7-0, with Michael Williams scoring a hat trick.

Nine games are scheduled to be played on Friday, including Dinthill Technical chasing a fifth-straight victory when they take on McGrath High in their Zone K game at Treadways.

Dinthill have scored 21 goals — the most by any team in the competition — in their four wins so far and will take on a McGrath High team that are tied on nine points with Charlemont High.

Charlemont High, meanwhile, are to host Guy's Hill High and could take sole ownership of second place if McGrath fail to end Dinthill's good start.

Irwin High could take over the lead in Zone A if they can extend their best start ever by beating last-place Anchovy High at home.

The Norman Foster-coached Irwin High have been playing in the daCosta Cup since 2008 but have never won their first two games. They could make it three in a row today.

Green Pond High could also improve to nine points if they can beat Maldon High who snapped a 15-game losing skid going back to the 2019 season by holding St James High to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday. They did that despite having a player short from the first half.

Green Pond had their two-game winning start snapped on Tuesday, beaten 0-2 by Irwin High who got both goals in the first seven minutes.

After scoring their first-ever win in the daCosta Cup since starting playing last year, Mt St Joseph will go after a second victory when they take on Bellefield High in Zone F.

— Paul A Reid

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Zone L

Paul Bogle 3, Yallahs 0

Robert Lightbourne 0, Morant Bay 7

Seaforth 1, St Thomas Technical 1

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Zone A

Maldon vs Green Pond @ Maldon

Irwin vs Anchovy @ Irwin

Zone F

Mt St Joseph vs Bellefield @ Mt St Joseph

Zone I

York Castle vs Oracabessa @ Mt Pleasant Academy

Marcus Garvey v Brown’s Town @ Drax Hall

Zone K

Charlemont vs Guy’s Hill @ Charlemont High

Ewarton vs Enid Bennett @ Ewarton Sports Complex

McGrath vs Dinthill @ McGrath High

Zone M

Tacius Golding vs Denbigh @ Tacius Golding High

Paul Reid

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