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STETHS too hot for Lacovia

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:

Striker Michael 'Diddy' Kerr, it seems, can do no wrong for St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS).

A hat-trick from the hot striker yesterday fired STETHS to a 4-0 rout of Lacovia High in Group E of the 2015 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup in Santa Cruz.

Kerr has now scored seven goals in his last two matches following a four-timer against Newell on Thursday.

Neville Graham added the home team's fourth goal, which saw STETHS overtaking their opponents to go top of the group on 11 points, the same as BB Coke, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Newell.

Also in Group E, Munro College edged Maggotty 1-0 to keep alive their slim hopes of advancing to the next round.

In the STETHS-Lacovia clash, Kerr struck the opener with a blistering shot to beat goalkeeper Andre Frater in the 29th minute. His second came from the penalty spot after Lacovia defender Kemar Thomas was issued a red card for intentionally handling the ball in the area.

Kerr sent Frater the wrong way to make the score 2-0 in the 66th minute and added his third of the match in the 80th to cap a fine evening for his school. Morgan struck in the 73rd minute, with Kerr providing the assist.

PAID OFF HANDSOMELY

"We play hard everyday and it paid off handsomely today," buzzed STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn.

"Kerr has been exceptional in attack, especially because we now can play the sort of game we love to play. We are still looking at December 5 - the daCosta Cup final," reasoned Wedderburn.

Meanwhile, defending champions Clarendon College maintained their unbeaten run in Group H by defeating Thompson Town, 3-1, for their tenth point in four matches. Edwin Allen also won yesterday, edging Lennon 2-1.

As a result of the win, Edwin Allen moved to within striking distance on nine points, with Lennon dropping to third on seven points. Thompson Town are next with three points.

Yesterday's results

p Newell 0 BB Coke 0

p Herbert Morrison 0 William Knibb 0

p Lennon 1 Edwin Allen 2

p STETHS 4 Lacovia 0

p Porus 2 Garvey Maceo 1

p Kemps Hill 3 Central 2

p Munro 1 Maggotty 0

p Holmwood 1 Spalding 0

p Cedric Titus 0 Ocho Rios 1

p Tacius Golding 0 Dinthill 6

p Knox 0 Alston 1

p Port Antonio 1 Titchfield 0

p Rusea's 3 Merlene Ottey 0

p Thompson Town 1 Clarendon College 3

p Glenmuir 1 Denbigh 1