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Coaches clash in Rusea's, Frome grudge match - Cornwall look to bounce back

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold
Cornwall College's Shauan Reid (left) plays the ball while Jowell Powell from St. James High looks on during their ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup match at the Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Cornwall College won 2-1.
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Western Bureau:

The ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup competition is set to resume this afternoon with action in all 15 zones with 40 matches scheduled to kick - off.

In Zone A, defending champions Cornwall College, which suffered a shock defeat to Maldon on Wednesday, will be looking to this afternoon bounce back against Anchovy High. They will, however, be visiting a team that has won their two home games so far and is keen on extending that record.

Anchovy have shown that on their day - and particularly at home, they are a force to reckoned with after clipping Maldon 1-0 before turning back Irwin High 2-1 in games played in their own backyard and have only lost to St. James High 1-0 on the road so far.

They also boast an experienced back line that can be hard to get by, conceding only two goals in four games to date.

Coach Joshua Cummings expressed confidence in his defensive unit, which he pointed out has been playing together for the past three years, while backing the group to stand up to the expected offensive onslaught from Cornwall College.

"With the experience we have in our defence line including our goalkeeper, if the boys stay focused, I know it will be challenging for the Cornwall College's offence," Cummings said. "We are definitely going for the win later."

 

Exciting encounter

 

Zone B is also set to produce another exciting encounter at 3:30 p.m. when Rusea's High take on their former coach Aaron 'Wild Boy' Lawrence's Frome Technical at home.

This matchup will also be a clash of coaches as the replacement for Lawrence at Rusea's this season is Vassell Reynolds, who won the FLOW Super Cup and brought Wolmer's Boys to the final of the Manning Cup last season.

Reynolds is aware of the rivalry between both teams, but is more focused on pulling away from Frome and Green Island in the group and believes wining this match is key towards that goal.

"It's going to be a very competitive game due to the rivalry but I expect a pretty good show from my team. We want to separate ourselves from the pack and the best way to do that is with three points," said Reynolds.

Clarendon College are considered to be among the most impressive teams in this year's competition, scoring 22 goals while not conceding any in three games. They will go in search of their fourth consecutive win when they visit Edwin Allen High, in a match set to kick off at 3:30 p.m.

 

Other Games

 

- Black River vs Mannings

- Little London vs Grnge Hill

- Godfrey Stewart vs Petersfield

- Herbert Morrisonvs William Knibb

- Maldon vs. Irwin

- Green Pond vs. St. James

- Hopewell vs. Green Island

- Cambridge vs. Knockalva

- Holland vs. Muschett

- Spot Valley vs. Cedric Titus High

- Munro vs. B.B. Coke

- May Day vs. Cross Keys

- Belair vs. DeCarteret

- Spalding vs. Holmwood

- Christiana vs. Troy

- Alston vs. Knox

- Claude McKay vs. Lennon

- A. Gallimore vs. Ocho Rios

- Steer Town vs. York Castle

- Browns Town vs.Marcus Garvey

- Carron Hall vs. Oracabessa

- St. Mary Tech. vs. St. Mary High

- Iona vs. Brimmervale

- McGrath vs. Dinthill

- Charlemont vs. Bog Walk

- Ewarton vs. Guys Hill

- Titchfield vs Fair Prospect

- Horace Clarke vs Annotto Bay

- Glenmuir vs Bellefield

- Denbigh vs Foga Road

- Winston Jones vs Porus

- Kemps Hill vs Old Harbour

- Bustamante vs Vere Tech

- Garvey Maceo vs Central

- Robert Lightbourne vs St Thomas Tech

- Morant Bay vs Paul Bogle

- Seaforth vs Yallahs