Maldon, St James High lead in ISSA U-14 football

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Leaders St James High and Maldon High will hope to extend their winning starts to three straight wins when Zone A of the ISSA Rural Area Under-14 football competition continues this week.

St James High and Maldon High have both won their opening two games to lead Zone A with six points each and will play Holland High on Thursday and Cornwall College on Friday, respectively.

The other games will see Irwin High hosting Herbert Morrison, also on Thursday, and Green Pond taking on Anchovy High on Friday.

Maldon High and St James High are ahead of Cornwall College — the winner of the national Under-14 title in 2019 — who are on four points, followed by Green Pond High on three points. Anchovy High, who drew both their games by 2-2 scorelines, are on two points while Irwin High are on one.

On Monday, Maldon High, who had beaten Herbert Morrison Technical 3-1 last week, edged Holland High 1-0 for back-to-back wins, while St James High beat Herbert Morrison 3-2 after they had beaten Irwin High 2-0 in the first game.

Cornwall College rebounded from their 2-2 draw against Anchovy on Friday to beat Green Pond High 2-0 on Tuesday with goals from Sebastian Griffiths and Shaheem Bernard.

Also on Tuesday, Anchovy High and Irwin High played out a 2-2 draw at Cornwall College.

Eight teams are contesting Zone A from where two teams will advance to the next round.

The competition is normally played in November and December but the organisers took the decision when the resumption of sporting activities was announced, to push it back a few months to give the students more time as they would have started face-to-face classes in January.

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer

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