Frome and Clarendon stay perfect
Khalid Stephenson of Spot Valley High (left) comes under a challenge from William Knibb Memorial's Jaymar Skyers in their ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup Zone C game played at Spot Valley yesterday. William Knibb won the game 3-0 to extend their perfect start to four games. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Former champions Frome Technical and Clarendon College as well as William Knibb Memorial all extended their perfect starts in the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup football competition, which continued on Wednesday, and moved closer to securing their places in the second round.

Meanwhile, Munro College's 1-0 loss to Lacovia High yesterday means St Elizabeth will win Zone E, a day after they were one of three schools who had booked their places along with Dinthill Technical and Manning's School.

Frome Technical swamped Merlene Ottey High 8-0 to maintain their lead over Rusea's High in Zone B, with Stevaughn Spence, Kemar Beckford, and Dwayne Watt each getting a brace, while Jevanni Plummer and Dujon Brown also scored in the rout.

Rusea's High were also winners on the day, beating Hopewell High 3-0 as both winners are on 15 point,s but Frome Technical has the edge on goal difference.

Clarendon College also ran their record to five straight wins, beating Kellits High 5-1 and increased their margin atop Zone H to seven points after second-placed Edwin Allen were held to a 0-0 draw by Lennon High.

William Knibb Memorial failed to live up to their standards but beat Spot Valley High 3-0 to regain their lead in Zone C on goal difference over Cedric Titus.

Omarion Robb and Mark Lewis gave William Knibb a 2-0 lead at half-time before Tajay Cooper added a third midway the second half.

Belair High took over the lead in Zone F after beating Manchester High 1-0 for the first time and avenged their first round 2-0 loss.

Belair are on 15 points from six games, two more than Manchester High, while deCarteret College improved to 12 points after blanking Bellefield High 2-0.

Defending champions Garvey Maceo won a fourth straight game, beating Kemps Hill high 4-1, while Vere Technical whipped Winston Jones High 10-0 to stay three points behind the champions.

— Paul A Reid

Wednesday's games

Zone A

St James 3, Anchovy 2

Irwin 1, Maldon 1

Zone B

Rusea's 3, Hopewell 0

Merlene Ottey 0, Frome 8

Zone C

Herbert Morrison 1, Muschett 0

Spot Valley 0, William Knibb 3

Zone E

Lacovia 1, Munro College 0

Zone F

Bellefield 0, deCarteret 2

Belair 1, Manchester 0

Mt St Joseph 3, May Day 0

Zone H

Edwin Allen 0, Lennon 0

Clarendon College 5, Kellits 1

Zone J

Wycliffe Martin 2, Annotto Bay 3

St Mary Tech 1, Tacky High 1

Zone M

Tacius Golding 0, Central 5

Zone N

Vere Tech 10, Winston Jones 0

Kemps Hill 1, Garvey Maceo 4

Zone O

Titchfield 1, Port Antonio 1

Happy Grove 6, Fair Prospect 0

Paul Reid

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