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Zone A’s big three secure victory

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke
Tyreke Clarke (second right) of St James High turns away from his marker, John Miller of Anchovy High, during their ISSA/FLOW Zone A daCosta Cup football game at Jarrett Park yesterday. Clarke scored the only goal of the match to give St James a 1-0 win.
Michael Heaven of Cornwall College keeps possession as he is being hounded by three Irwin High players during their Zone A daCosta Cup football match yesterday. Heaven scored a goal in his school’s 3-0 win.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

The three most dominant schools in Zone A of the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition all logged fine victories yesterday as the zone begins to take shape.

Cornwall College and St James High scored 3-0 and 1-0 victories over Irwin High and Anchovy High, respectively, while Green Pond turned back Maldon, also by a 1-0 margin.

Clarendon College also ticked off another fine performance, stopping Edwin Allen 4-0 to remain in the lead in Group H, as did Glenmuir High, who defeated Porus High 4-0 at the Juici-Patties playing field to take charge in Zone M.

Over in Zone K, Dinthill continued their fine run with an emphatic 6-0 trouncing of Guys Hill to solidify their lead.

However, Cornwall College, minus striker Jourdane Fletcher, who was red-carded for an off-the-ball incident in their first game, were looking to stake a claim for pole position in a zone that is sure to have its own twists and turns.

FANCY PLAY

They started well against Irwin, with Giovanni Reid, Garnett Hudson, Clifton Russell, and Michael Heaven making all the plays, demonstrating a degree of movement off the ball that was pleasing to the eye.

They grabbed the lead in the 34th minute from a free-kick 26 yards out. Heaven unleashed a thunderous 'grass cutter' that left Irwin goalkeeper Ryheem Vassell grasping at air as the ball zipped into the back of the net.

Cornwall had more to give in the second, and they added two more goals to complete the win and send them clear atop Zone A on a maximum six points from two matches, plus a healthy goal difference over St James, who also picked up three points yesterday at Jarrett Park.

Tyreke Clarke netted in the 76th minute against a plucky Anchovy unit as St James kept pace with three more points to also maintain a 100 per cent win record. Green Pond recovered from their drawn first match to claim three vital points to be third in the zone on four points.

Yesterday's Results

Cornwall College 3 Irwin 0

St James 1 Anchovy 0

Green Pond 1 Maldon 0

Garvey Maceo 4 Winston Jones 0

Denbigh 0 Foga Road 2

Glenmuir 4 Porus 0

Bog Walk 0 Ewarton 1

Clarendon College 4 Edwin Allen 0

Thompson Town 1 Knox 0

Steer Town 2 Ocho Rios 1

Guys Hill 0 Dinthill 6

Today's matches

Rusea's vs Green Pond

Brimmervale vs Tacky

Black River vs Lacovia

Maggotty vs Munro

Newell vs STETHS

Manchester vs DeCarteret

Mile Gully vs Belair

BB Coke vs Cross Keys

A. Gallimore vs York Castle

Marcus Garvey vs Brown's Town

William Knibb vs Holland

Spot Valley vs Cedric Titus

Herbert Morrison vs Muschett

Grange Hill vs Maud McLeod

Manning's vs Petersfield

Little London vs Godfrey Stewart

May Day High vs Alston

Spalding vs Holmwood

Christiana vs Bellefield

St Mary High vs St Mary Tech

Iona vs Horace Clarke

Happy Grove vs Oracabessa

Fair Prospect vs Titchfield

Old Harbour vs Vere Tech

Tacius Golding vs Bustamante

Kemps Hill vs Central

Yallahs vs Paul Bogle

St Thomas Tech vs Morant Bay

Robert Lightbourne vs Seaforth

Home teams named first, all matches start at 3:30 p.m.