Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Defending champions Rusea's High were held to a surprising 0-0 draw by Cambridge in their Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Gatorade/Digicel daCosta Cup schoolboy football match yesterday, as the lead in Zone B dwindled to a single point.
The champions were dropping their first points of the season, after beating all their opponents up to yesterday.
Second-place Frome Technical benefited from Rusea's slip to inch to within a point at the top of the zone with a 1-0 victory over Green Island.
Meanwhile, Oshane Forbes scored a brace to lead Spot Valley to a 2-0 win over Holland High and remain in the lead in Zone C of the competition yesterday.
Forbes found the net two minutes apart in the second half as his team dominated the game from start to finish and should have come away even bigger winners, as Holland never got in the match and should have been a goal down from the third minute when the marauding Forbes, who had no fewer than six attempts on target, should have scored.
Nontheless, Forbes scored in the 66th and 68th minutes as Spot Valley now lead the zone with 10 points, three more than second- place William Knibb, who edged Muschett 2-1 in their clash.
Holland hardly troubled Claude Downie between the sticks for Spot Valley, but on the 38th-minute mark a promising build-up by the Holland team almost resulted in a chance at goal, but Japheto Whittingham's shot was charged down to snuff out the danger.
The 2008 champions, St Elizabeth Technical High Schol (STETHS), remained unbeaten with a deserved 1-0 win over Black River in Zone E, while Shamar Granville scored in the 85th-minute for Lacovia to edge Balaclava.
The Andrew Edwards-coached Munro College handed Maggotty a 2-0 defeat to stay second in the zone, while in Zone F, leaders Manchester grabbed all three points with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Mile Gully to move to 10 points. Cross Keys stopped B.B. Coke 2-1.
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|Paul Bogle||8||Robert Lightburne||0|