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Disappointing Dinthill facing elimination

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:13 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer
Xavier Gilbert
Xavier Gilbert

The ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup resumes with an exciting Group K matchup, with last season’s semi-finalists Dinthill Technical High School, who is yet to pick up a point, hosting Ben Francis Cup champions Charlemont High School.

After suffering shocking 1-0 and 2-1 defeats to McGrath High and Enid Bennett High, respectively, the two-time champions are now faced with the possibility of not advancing from the Group, if they fail to get a positive result today. Dinthill sit at the foot of the four-team group behind Charlemont and Enid Bennett, both on three points and leaders McGrath, with six.

“Certainly, the three points is our objective. Everyone understands how crucial the outcome of tomorrow’s (today’s) game is. Our opponents are also aware (of the importance of the game) so they will be going for the three points,” said Xavier Gilbert, coach of Dinthill.

Tough encounter

“We know it will be a tough encounter as all the games in the group have proven to be. Our decision making needs to better in getting the ball in the back of the net and then defend whatever we get in,” he added.

Meanwhile, Merron Gordon, coach of Garvey Maceo, said he is expecting both teams to bring their ‘A’ game when they host Glenmuir High in Group M action, this afternoon.

He is hoping to keep his 100 per cent win record since taking over last year intact.

“It’s a big game for the parish. I think Garvey (Maceo) always put up their best performance against Glenmuir and vice versa,” Gordon said.

“Last year, we played them three times and won on all three occasions, and I know that must be heartbreaking for them.

However, psychologically, the new coaching staff, who would have heard about last year, will have it in mind.

We just have to keep focussed because we are aware that we have to get a positive result,” he added.

Today’s Games

Irwin vs Anchovy

Green Pond vs St. James

Cornwall College vs Maldon

Frome vs Rusea’s

Green Island vs Hopewell

Cedric Titus vs Holland

Spot Valley vs William Knibb

Godfrey Stewart vs Mannings

Grange Hill vs Belmont Academy

Petersfield vs Maud McLeod

STETHS vs Lacovia

Maggotty vs Munro College

Sydney Pagon vs Black River

Manchester vs May Day

B.B. Coke vs DeCarteret College

Belair vs Mile Gully

Roger Clarke vs Christiana

Alston vs Spalding

Holmwood vs Knox College

Clarendon College vs Edwin Allen

Kellits High vs Lennon

Ocho Rios vs Iona

Browns Town vs Marcus Garvey

Oracabessa vs York Castle

Brimmervale vs Annotto Bay

Carron Hall vs Tacky

McGrath vs Enid Bennett

Dinthill vs Charlemont

Titchfield vs Happy Grove

Fair Prospect vs Port Antonio

Garvey Maceo vs Glenmuir

Old Harbour vs Central

Foga Road vs Vere

Robert Lightbourne vs St. Thomas Tech

Yallahs vs Seaforth

Morant Bay vs Paul Bogle