Sat | Sep 23, 2017

Champs Cornwall hunt second win

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMKavarly Arnold
Cornwall College's Shavon McDonald (right) getting away from Green Pond High's Kemar Black during last weekend's daCosta Cup match in Montego Bay. McDonald scored a hat-trick in Cornwall's 4-1 win.
Cornwall College's Garnet Hudson (left) and Anthony Crooks of Green Pond High in a tussle for possession during last weekend's daCosta Cup match in Montego Bay. Cornwall won 4-1.
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Western Bureau:

Perennial daCosta Cup favourites Cornwall College will visit Irwin High School in Zone A of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup competition this afternoon. Kick-off time is 3:30 o'clock.

Defending champions Cornwall will be hunting their second win in this year's competition after a commanding opener of the daCosta Cup season at Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday against Green Pond High School.

Cornwall College showed on Saturday that they have a lot of depth in the squad as Coach Dr Dean Weatherly had one of his standout players, Garnett Hudson, coming off the bench and Shavon McDonald, one of the starting forwards, scoring a hat-trick in the 4-1 victory.

It was evident that Hudson is the 'beast of a player' when he came and created all sorts of problems for the already tired Green Pond High defence. He was backed by MacDonald, the driving Aiden Jokomba on the right and meticulous movement of the ball in the middle by captain Giovauni Reid.

Cornwall's last encounter with Irwin High ended with the defending champions winning 2-1. Today, with Cornwall's attacking depth, Irwin will have to be at their best in defence to prevent them from posting a big win.

The key man in defence for Irwin, is centre-half Michael Pratt who gave a stalwart performance in their losing effort against former champions St James High on Monday.

Also in Zone A, Maldon High will host the Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore-coached St James High, and Anchovy High will play away to Green Pond High.

Today's games

Zone B

n Hopewell vs Knockalva

n Green Island vs Frome

n Cambridge vs Rusea's

Zone D

n Godfrey Stewart vs Grange Hill

n Petersfield vs Mannings

n Little London vs Black River

Zone E

n STETHS vs B. B. Coke

n Munro vs Maggotty

n Newell vs Lacovia

Zone F

n Belair vs Manchester

n May Day vs Mile Gully

n DeCarteret vs Cross Keys

Zone H

n Claude McKay vs Edwin Allen

n Thompson Town vs Clarendon College

Zone L

n Titchfield vs Happy Grove

n Fair Prospect vs Annotto Bay

n Port Antonio vs Horace Clarke

Zone N

n Garvey Maceo vs Old Harbour

n Kemps Hill vs Vere Tech

n Bustamante vs Central