Champs Denbigh, Holmwood set for victory in rural area ISSA netball quarter-finals
The final set of matches in the second round of the rural area Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) netball competition came to an end on Friday, with defending champions of the respective junior and senior divisions, Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical, remaining on course to retain their titles.
The competition resumes today with quarter-final action at Manchester High School, starting with competition among the juniors at 10:00 a.m. Home team Manchester High will battle Central High, while former champions Knox College will challenge Glenmuir High.
Afterwards, Denbigh will go up against Titchfield High and Holmwood will face Anchovy High at noon.
After an impressive campaign in the second round, defending champions Holmwood, which lost most of the players from last year’s all-conquering team that lifted the all-island title, are expected to move forward in the senior competition when they take on St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) at 1:00 p.m., the same time Titchfield High will be in action against Frome Technical. Preceding these games at 11:00 a.m. will be matches pitting Denbigh against Knox and Manchester High facing Edwin Allen High.
Here are results from matches played on Friday:
Juniors:- Bishop Gibson High 25 Newell High 13, Anchovy High 24 Frome Technical 12, Hampton High walkover vs The Manning’s School, Knox College 31 Montego Bay High 10, Holmwood Technical 30 Herbert Morrison Technical 12, Denbigh 56 St Hilda's High 9, Manchester High 25 Albert Town High 22, Glenmuir High 29 Mount Alvernia High 5, Central High 25 Guys Hill 16, Edwin Allen High 22 Dinthill Technical 21, St Thomas Technical 15 Marymount 13, Titchfield High 28 St Mary High 10.
Seniors:- Hampton High 30 Decarteret College 25, Frome Technical 38 Irwin High 20, STETHS 31 Petersfield High 31, Holmwood Technical walkover vs Montego Bay High, Knox College 26 Herbert Morrison Technical 23, Denbigh High 66 Aabuthnott Gallimore High 7, Manchester High 58 York Castle High 7, Glenmuir High 30 Anchovy High 4, Thompson Town High 31 Old Harbour High 26, Edwin Allen High 35 Charlemont High 18, Titchfield walkover vs Buff Bay High, Yallahs High 36 St Mary High 21.