Muschett dance into inter-zone round
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU: Muschett High cemented their place in the 2014 ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup inter-zone round by virtue of their 2-0 victory over Group C rivals William Knibb, yesterday.
Their 12 points, with only two matches remaining in the group stages, mean that they cannot be caught, thus also claiming their first-ever birth in the Ben Francis Cup - an achievement which makes the school's coach, Hugh Solomon, proud.
William Knibb, meanwhile, remain stuck on five points from four matches and have a very small window from which they can advance.
"We knew entering the match what a win would mean for Muschett, so now that we have achieved that, it is a pleasing feeling," Solomon said.
"Winning a group, with teams such as William Knibb and Herbert Morrison, is also a key bit of improvement for us. Now, we look forward to that and I am promising an even more expansive style of play in the next round," he added.
The opening goal finally came in the 55th minute when Horace Gordon side-footed a volley to beat William Knibb keeper, Daniel Clarke, from close range.
Spence collected a pass midway the half and sped away after getting by a defender, then turned inside and beat Clarke at his near post, to thunderous cheers from the home supporters, to make the score 2-0.
"It is a wonderful feeling. I know it's a small achievement, but it's still significant," Solomon said.
In Group D, Godfrey Stewart improved their chances of advancing as group winners with a 2-1 win over Black River to move to 13 points, three clear of Petersfield (10 points).
Mile Gully also improved in Group F, slamming Belair 6-0 and DeCarteret College forged past Cross Keys 3-0.
Foga Road and Central High played out a 1-1 draw in Group N and Vere Technical defeated Old Harbour 1-0.
Edwin Allen moved level on points with Clarendon College with a 6-0 win over Thompson Town, while Claude McKay lost 1-0 to Lennon.