Cornwall thump Anchovy 5-1
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:Cornwall College remai-ned unbeaten in Group A of the 2014 ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup football competition, moving to six points from their two opening matches, after swamping Anchovy High 5-1 at Jarrett Park yesterday.
In the group's other match, Kashief Brown was Irwin High's chief destroyer, as the Gregory Daley-coached Green Pond High went on a goal spree in a 7-1 rout to move their points tally to four from three matches. St James High were idle on the day.
Cornwall, the former 11-time champions, wasted little time in getting things going when Jourdaine Fletcher netted his team's first goal in the 12th minute.
It got worse for the Anchovy team a minute later when a defender turned the ball into his net to make the scoreline 2-0 in the 13th.
The only bright spark for the visitors was centre forward Ronaldo Marshall, who provided a few glimpses of his sparkling talent and added a goal from the penalty spot in the 45th minute, to salvage some pride for his school.
It was Marshall's fourth goal this season, having netted a hat-trick against Irwin on Monday.
But he alone could not stop the free-flowing, at times simply beautiful style of football that Dr Dean Weatherly has crafted of his team at Cornwall.
Their skilful attacking midfielder Leonardo Murray made the score 3-0 in the 53rd minute, beating the diving effort of Jason daCosta in the Anchovy goal.
Fletcher would end up notching a second goal of the afternoon, when he superbly scored the fourth goal for his team in the 63rd.
The fifth was well taken by second-half substitute Demaro Foster, moments after coming on to the pitch.
At Green Pond, their talismanic striker was in the mood for goals, scoring four times in his team's first win of the competition.
Brown was on target in the 15th, 17th, 30th and 33rd minutes as Green Pond cruised to an easy victory and third in the group.
In Group E, champions St Elizabeth Technical High School stayed perfect from three matches, with a 2-0 win over Maggotty High, while rivals Munro College were surprised 3-2 by B.B. Coke, who were recording their first win of the season.
Manchester High, meanwhile, continued enjoying their game with a 3-1 beating of Mile Gully to maintain the lead atop the group on six points.
Cornwall 5 Anchovy High 1
Green Pond 7 Irwin 1
Manchester 3 Mile Gully 1
STETHS 2 Maggotty 0
B.B. Coke 3 Munro 2