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Green Pond draw, Dinthill win

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke
Chevon Duncan (right) of Green Pond High looks to clear the ball upfield before he is challenged by the onrushing Jahmari Reid during yesterday’s Zone A ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup football match, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Irwin High School.

WESTERN BUREAU:

A Heavy and persistent downpour made the Zone A ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup football game between Irwin High and Green Pond at Irwin a wretched experience, but in the end the 1-1 draw, according to the coaches, was a fair result.

The rain had caused the field to be in puddles in certain sections by the scheduled kick-off time approached, and to make matters worse, it also accounted for the late arrival of the referee's assistants.

When they did arrive, the decision was taken to play two halves of 40 minutes each, as kick-off was already 40 minutes late.

Forward Evardo Chambers missed two chances, but scored Green Pond's all-important goal in the 37th minute.

With their new coach, the experienced Anthony 'Follies' Williams, pulling the strings, Irwin went all out for the equaliser.

It came with seconds left, following a mad scramble inside the six-yard box, which resulted in the ball rolling over the goal line and the referee signalling goal, with Green Pond's goalkeeper, Kemar Ogle, left writhing in pain. He was eventually substituted and the game eventually ended in a 1-1 draw.

"This is a work in progress for us," stated Irwin's coach Williams. "It was a spirited performance from the players and the wet conditions didn't make it any better for us."

He added: "There is potential here and we are taking it match by match to see how far we can actually go. But I am all night with this draw, which could have been worse for us."

For Daley, however, it was two points lost.

"We should have won the game hands down. We missed several chances to easily secure three points. But I will take this," he said.

Meanwhile, St James High joined Cornwall College at the top of Zone A with three points, after their 3-0 victory over Maldon, who are in last place in the zone. In Zone K, last year's beaten finalists, Dinthill Technical, began their campaign with a 3-1 win over Bog Walk.

 

Today's games

 

Robert Lightbourne vs Yallahs

Paul Bogle vs St Thomas Tech

Seaforth vs Morant Bay

Kemps Hill vs Old Harbour

Vere Tech. vs Tacius Golding

Brimmervale vs St. Mary High

St Mary Tech. vs Iona High

Christiana vs May Day

Alston vs Spalding

Bellefield vs Holmwood

Little London vs Grange Hill

Maud McLeod vs Manning's

Godfrey Stewart vs Petersfield

Herbert Morrison vs William Knibb

Holland vs Spot Valley

Muschett vs Cedric Titus

Central vs Bustamante

Fair Prospect vs Happy Grove

Oracabessa vs Port Antonio

Tacky High vs Horace Clarke High

 

Yesterday's results

 

Irwin 1 Green Pond 1

Maldon 0 St James 3

Knockalva 1 Frome 4

Lacovia 2 Maggotty 1

Munro 1 Newell 1

Cross Keys 1 Manchester 5

Belair 0 BB Coke 2

deCarteret 0 Mile Gully 1

Lennon 5 Thompson Town 0

Edwin Allen 3 Claude McKay 1

York Castle 0 Steer Town 0

Ocho Rios 0 Marcus Garvey 1

Brown's Town 2 Aabuthnott Gallimore 1

Charlemont 2 Guy's Hill 2

Dinthill 3 Bog Walk 1

Winston Jones 0 Denbigh 2

Porus High 0 Garvey Maceo 1

Foga Road 0 Glenmuir 3