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STETHS face tricky assignment against BB Coke

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

Last year's beaten daCosta Cup finalists, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), have their fate in their own hands, and a date against the unpredictable B.B. Coke doesn't make things any easier, as they take aim at each other in today's penultimate Group E fixture, which is scheduled for the STETHS playing field in Santa Cruz.

This group is proving to be one of the toughest to separate the teams, with only seven points between first-place holders Lacovia High School (16 points) and fifth-place team Maggotty (nine).

With all that to be considered, STETHS (15 points) need to secure another victory today to keep the pressure on Lacovia, Munro and B.B. Coke, who themselves are fancying an upset.

 

seeking a double

 

B.B. Coke are seeking to do the double over the more highly rated STETHS, who they tagged 1-0 on September 22. But playing STETHS at STETHS is a difficult proposition, as they are yet to be defeated at home so far this season. Their troubles, it would seem, happens on their travels.

The least they are entertaining is a draw against B.B. Coke, which, if other results go their way, will mean they maintain second place in the group.

Lacovia also face a tricky assignment, when they welcome Maggotty to their ground, while Munro (13 points) should be favourites for all three points against lowly opposition in Newell (two points).

Another interesting matchup is in Group A, where St James High, second in the standings on 11 points, tackle third in group, Green Pond High (four points), for a place in the next round.

The Theodore 'Tappa' Whit-more-coached contingent can secure group honours if they defeat the once-promising Green Pond to overtake already-qualified Cornwall College (12 points).

- Paul Clarke