Seaforth on brink of second round
Cornwall College's Dante Escoffery (left) runs away from Green Pond High's Samuel Marshall in their ISSA daCosta Cup Zone A return-round game played at Green Pond on Tuesday. Cornwall College won the game 2-1. (Photo: Paul Reid)

A point from today's ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup Zone L first-round return-round game against Seaforth High School would be enough to see Paul Bogle High through to the second round for the first time since the 2018 season.

Paul Bogle High leads Zone L with 18 points and a draw would be enough to secure their second-round spot.

Yallahs High are on 13 points, one more than Seaforth in third, with Morant Bay High and St Thomas Technical tied on eight points, but all are still in with a mathematical chance of advancing.

Paul Bogle High were last in the zone last season with just one point and will be seeking the season double over Seaforth High, who they beat 3-1 in the first round but were upset by the same score by St Thomas Technical in their most recent game, ending a six-game winning start.

Yallahs High had beaten Morant Bay High in their first-round game and a win today could see them taking over second place if Paul Bogle wins their game.

Meanwhile, Zone I leaders York Castle will seek to increase their lead when they host last-placed Marcus Garvey High at Mt Pleasant Academy in a rescheduled first-round game.

York Castle leads with 13 points and a win today would take them to within two points of advancing to the next round.

Thursday's Games

Zone G

Alston v Alphansus Davis @ Alston

Mile Gully v Christiana @ Mile Gully

Zone I

York Castle v Marcus Garvey @ Mt Pleasant

Zone L

Seaforth v Paul Bogle @ Seaforth

Robert Lightbourne v St Thomas Tech @ Robert Lighbourne

Morant Bay v Yallahs @ Morant Bay

*All games start at 3:30 pm.

Paul Reid

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