Three leap into D'Cup second round
Green Pond High's goalkeeper David Scott is beaten by a penalty kick from Cornwall College's Deshaun Talbert in Tuesday's ISSA daCosta Cup Zone A return round game played at Green Pond. Cornwall College won 2-1. (Photo: Paul Reid)

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Former champions St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), Dinthill, Technical, and Mannings School are the first qualifiers for the second round of the ISSA/Digicel daCosta Cup competition after Tuesday's round of matches.

STETHS and Dinthill Technical extended their perfect records with wins over Maggotty High and Enif Bennett High, respectively, but Mannings dropped points for the first time when they were held 0-0 by Godfrey Stewart High.

Antwon Smith and Deondre Campbell scored for STETHS in their 2-0 win as they won their seventh-straight game without conceding a goal and their 21 points assure them of at least second place in Zone E.

Dinthill Technical made it eight wins on the trot as they beat Enid Bennett 5-1 with Giovanni Afflick scoring a hattrick to take his tally to 12 goals.

Dinthill Technical moved to 24 points and cannot finish lower than second in Zone K as Daniel Roberts also scored to take his tally to nine goals, while goalkeeper Asher Hutchinson got on the score sheet from a free kick.

Despite being held scoreless for the first time this season, Manning's School secured their spot from Zone D as they improved to 19 points and cannot finish lower than second place.

Also in Zone D, Petersfield were held 1-1 by Black River High, their third draw in a row, while at least eight players were sent off after a brawl in the game between Belmont and Grange Hill High. Belmont won 1-0.

The Zone I game between Ocho Rios High and Oracabessa ended prematurely.

McGrath High avenged their first-round loss to Charlemont High to move into second place in Zone K on 18 points, three more than the losers in one of the most closely contested groups.

Cornwall College rebounded from back-to-back losses, avenging their 2-1 loss in the first round to Green Pond to move into third place in Zone A.

Deshaun Talbert gave Cornwall College the lead from the penalty spot, while Braxton Richards scored his fourth of the season to double the lead at half time.

Green Pond pulled one back late in the game when Devoe Douglas halved the deficit in the 80th minute.

Tuesday's results

Zone A

Green Pond 1, Cornwall College 2

Zone D

Black River 1, Petersfield 1,

Godfrey Stewart 0, Mannings 0

Grange Hill 0, Belmont 1

Zone E

Lacovia vs Munro - rained out, replay today

Maggotty 0, STETHS 2

BB Coke 3, Sydney Pagon 1

Zone G

Holmwood 2, Alphansus Davis 1

Alston 0, Cristiana 5

Zone I

Ocho Rios vs Oracabessa ended prematurely

York Castle 2, Brown's Town 0

Zone J

Horace Clarke 0, St May High 1

Zone K

McGrath 1, Charlemont 0

Enid Bennett 1, Dinthill 5

Ewarton 1, Guy's Hill 0

— Paul Reid

Paul Reid

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