Irwin seek to extend winning streak in d'Cup
Irwin High’s Abraham Quest (foreground) turns away from Spot Valley High’s NathanThompson (left) during the daCosta Cup Zone A game at Irwin High recently. (Photos: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Irwin High could retake the lead in Zone A of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/Wata daCosta Cup football competition on Monday when they tackle former champions St James High in a rescheduled game at Jarrett Park.

Kick-off is set for 3:30 pm.

The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed back due to the passing of a teacher at St James High.

Irwin High will be defending a 13-game unbeaten run in Zone A, dating back to last season. A win this afternoon would see them join leaders Cornwall College on 10 points from four games.

St James High's Sanjay Reece (left) tries to hold off Green Pond High's Raceen Robinson during the daCosta Cup Zone A game at Green Pond on September 13, 2023.

Irwin High are coming off a 3-0 win over Green Pond High on Friday, while St James High played out a 2-2 result against Maldon High.

Both games between Irwin High and St James High last season were close. Irwin won the first game, but were held 0-0 by St James High in the return fixture, which snapped a four-game winning start by Irwin.

This season, Irwin have won twice, while drawing the other encounter 0-0 away to Cornwall College.

Irwin High are yet to concede a goal and have scored six in the process.

St James High have won once, lost once and drawn the other, while scoring four times and conceding as many.

Paul A Reid

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