Brown's Town hit back to hold Steer Town
Deano Frater scored in the 57th minute for Brown's Town High to eke out a share of the points against Steer Town Academy in a Group I ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup game yesterday at the Addison Park Sports Complex.
The home team had to battle their way back into the contest after Jerome Lowe gave Steer Town the lead in the seventh minute of a rain-drenched contest.
Meanwhile, Rusea's High sent a clear warning to rivals, with an 11-1 thrashing of Cambridge High to go clear in Zone B on nine points.
Former champions Glenmuir High were also rampant in a 5-0 thrashing of Porus High to take the lead in Group M on six points.
But at Brown's Town, the home side actually ended the match with 10 men, after the referee issued midfielder Jaden Lucas a second yellow card in time added on for stoppages after 90 minutes.
Elsewhere in the group, York Castle edged Ocho Rios 1-0 for second in the group on seven points, behind leaders Marcus Garvey on 10.
Steer Town are next on six points, with Brown's Town struggling with three points after four matches.
Back in control
The second half, however, belonged to the host, who took control of midfield through captain Vashean McBean, Jamala Barnaby and Dante Hanson.
The trio were instrumental in them getting the equaliser, which came when Frater benefited from a mistake by Kashief Gentles in the Steer Town goal to fire into an empty net.
Steer Town's toughest test will be on Saturday, when leaders Marcus Garvey come visiting, while Brown's Town meet second place York Castle.
Over in Group A, St James High jumped to the front of the pack on seven points courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Green Pond, who remain stuck on a single point.
Cornwall College who were idle yesterday are on five points and second in the group. Herbert Morrison High also tasted victory, with a comprehensive 2-0 defeat of Muschett for their first win in two matches.
Spalding 1 Knox 1
Green Pond 0 St James High 1
Denbigh 1 Garvey Maceo 3
Cambridge 1 Rusea's 11
Herbert Morrison 2 Muschett 0
Titchfield 3 Buff Bay 0
Holmwood 2 Christiana 0
Happy Grove 0 Port Antonio 1
Alston 3 Bellefield 0
Glenmuir 5 Porus 0