Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Frome Technical maintained their perfect record in the 2013 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME daCosta Cup with a 4-3 win over Cambridge in rainy conditions at Frome Sports Complex yesterday.
The win keeps the Marvin Quarrie-coached school out in front in Zone B with nine points from three games, while Cambridge remained on three.
In spite of the rain and heavy underfoot conditions, it was a fantastic matchup.
The opening goal came inside five minutes when Cambridge goalkeeper Rodean Segree failed to put his body behind the ball from a tame effort on goal from Eran Vassell and the ball squeezed under his arms and into the net.
Cambridge rallied midway the half and eventually found the equaliser through their captain, Glenmore Johnson, whose dipping free kick from 25 yards eluded Jason Quest in the Frome goal to even the score at 1-1 in the 32nd minute.
Frome led again in the 37th minute through Othneil Dale, who reacted quickest to a flighted ball inside the area. But the fight was truly on in earnest and Cambridge gave as much as they got and were rewarded with a penalty, after the ball was handled inside the area. Their captain Johnson made no mistake from spot to tie things up again, at 2-2, just before the half-time whistle.
Cambridge stunned the home crowd in the 56th minute when substitute Devona Johnson fired past Quest to give his team a 3-2 lead, but it did not hold as Frome found an extra gear to equalise in the 66th minute when their captain, Jahmary Brissett, turned and shot low into the net.
The winning goal came from the tireless Jermaine Clarke 10 minutes before time, as Frome held on for the win.
In Zone D action, leaders Grange Hill continue to make light work of their opponents by tagging Godfrey Stewart High 3-1 to be on nine points, while The Manning's School were held to a 0-0 draw by Black River, who were sharing points for a third consecutive game.