Mona, Lannaman's ride high; ECA score crucial win
Goalkeeper Jushin Williams (right) from Sts Peter and Paul reactsin vain as the ball headed by Mona's Rhondre Rainford flashespast to score in the 2018 Tastee/JISA Prep Schools Henriques Cupknockout football final played at Sts Peter and Paul playing field. Mona won 1-0. (Photo: Observer File)

Mona Prep registered the biggest win of the day as the quarter-final round of the Jamaica Independent Schools Association Alberga Cup football competition continued across the island yesterday.

The Old Hope Road-based school picked up where they left off in Monday's opening round 6-0 thrashing of St Hugh's with a devastating 9-0 defeat of Fairfield International to take control of quarter-final group B ahead of Saturday's group decider against Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory, who were idle yesterday after St Hugh's failed to show for their contest.

In quarter-final group B, Lannaman's made light work of Belair, beating the Manchester-based school 6-2, while Liberty Prep bounced back from Monday's 4-0 defeat to Lannaman's with a narrow 1-0 victory over Wolmer's who were losing their second-straight match.

Emmanuel Christian Academy (ECA) conceded their first goal this season and had to work hard to come from behind against Hillel Academy, winning the crucial group C derby by a 3-1 margin to tighten their grip on the group.

El Instituto stopped Glowell 2-1 in the other match in the group.

The three respective group winners will advance to the semi-finals where they will be joined by the best second-placed team.

The Alberga Cup continues on Saturday with Belair facing Liberty at Porus Community Centre and Wolmer's going up against Lannaman's at Buttercup Park in group A, with both games starting at 1:30 pm.

In group B, St Hugh's are scheduled to tackle Fairfield at Hillel starting at 1:00 pm with Mona and Sts Peter and Paul squaring off in a winner-takes-all showdown at 2:00 pm at Buttercup Park.

Hillel will be on the hunt for goals in their match at home against Glowell starting at 3:00 pm and they will be hoping for a favour from El Instituto who will welcome Emmanuel at Porus Community Centre at 3:00 pm.

The first round of the Henriques Cup knockout competition is set to begin on Monday.

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