Rusea's, Morant Bay stay perfect in d'Cup
STETHS, Cornwall, Irwin and Frome also record wins
Ronaldo Hylton (second left) of Irwin High tries to evade Maldon High's Kevin Hawthorne (left) and Javaughn Anglin in the daCosta Cup Zone A game at Irwin High on Wednesday. Irwin won 2-0. (Photo: Paul Reid)

LUCEA, Hanover — Former champions Rusea's High won a fifth-straight game, while Morant Bay High won their fourth consecutive outing in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/Wata daCosta Cup football competition on Wednesday.

Despite a number of games being called off due to bad weather or lightning, a number of schools strengthened their positions, including former champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Cornwall College, and Frome Technical.

In Lucea, Davalio Gillard scored a hat-trick and Deandre Brown scored the other for Rusea's High as they beat Cambridge High 4-0 in a Zone B return game.

The win saw Rusea's High join Cedric Titus High on five wins each.

Morant Bay ran their record to four straight as they beat Robert Lightbourne High 4-2 in their Zone K game. Morant Bay increased their lead to six points over Paul Bogle High who are to face Yallahs High on Thursday.

STETHS rebounded from their 1-1 draw against Munro College on Saturday to beat Sydney Pagon High 9-1 and retake the lead in Zone E. Kenoy Banton and Deandre Campbell both scored braces to lead the scoring in Santa Cruz.

Cornwall College won their third-straight game, beating St James High 2-0. Travis Gordon scored his first in the competition and Deshaun Talbert converted a second-half penalty.

The win saw Cornwall College stay in the lead in Zone A with 13 points, two more than Irwin High who beat Maldon High 2-0, with Leo Campbell scoring both goals.

Stevaughn Spence and Akeem Kangol both scored braces for Frome Technical, who brushed aside Merlene Ottey High 7-0 in the Zone B return game. Frome had won the first-round contest 3-1.

William Knibb Memorial were also big winners, getting by Discovery Bay High 8-0 in their game at Martha Brae in Trelawny.


Irwin 2, Maldon 0

St James 0, Cornwall College 2

Spot Valley 1, Green Pond 1

Merlene Ottey 0, Frome 7

Rusea's 4, Cambridge 0

William Knibb 8, Discovery Bay 0

Ferncourt 1, Browns Town 7

STETHS 9, Sydney Pagon 1

Maggotty 1, Lacovia 1

May Day 0, deCarteret College 3

Belair vs Manchester — called off, lightning

Mt St Joseph vs Cross Keys — called off, lightning

St Mary Technical 2, St Mary High 3

Carron Hall 0, Wycliffe Martin 5

Morant Bay 4, Robert Lightbourne 2


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Paul A Reid

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