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Cornwall-St James derby highlights D'Cup action

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold
Aiden Jokomba (left) of Cornwall College dribbles away frrom Damel Morrison of Green Pond High during his school's 4-1 win in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup recently.

The ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup is set to resume this afternoon with another Montego Bay cross-town derby with defending champions Cornwall College (CC) playing hosts to the Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore-coached St James High in Zone A action at 3:30 p.m.

CC coach Dr Dean Weatherly described St James High as a well-coached team with a deep bench but says his boys will be going in the match determined to pick up all three points and maintain their 100 per cent win record in daCosta Cup.

Former champions St James have also made an impressive start to this year's competition under the guidance of Reggae Boyz head coach Whitmore, winning both games played so far.




Back-to-back wins aside, perhaps the most impressive thing about St James' start so far is the fact that they are yet to concede a goal, but today's test will be their biggest so far, given Cornwall's penchant for attacking football.

Cornwall certainly pack a ton of firepower and will be looking to Aiden Jokomba, the physical Garnett Hudson ,and their leading goalscorer Shavon McDonald to pierce the St James backline.

Both teams are in great form and are level on six points at the top, only separated by goal difference, which favours St James High. They have scored one more goal than the defending champions, who have scored seven goals and conceded one.


Today's other games


Zone A

Anchovy vs Irwin

Green Pond vs Maldon

Zone B

Rusea's vs Green Island

Frome vs Knockalva

Cambridge vs Hopewell

Zone C

Herbert Morrison vs Muschett

William Knibb vs Spot Valley

Cedric Titus vs Holland

Zone D

Black River vs Petersfield

Manning's vs Grange Hill

Little London vs Godfrey Stewart

Zone E

Maggotty vs Newell

Lacovia vs B.B. Coke

Munro vs STETHS

Zone F

Mile Gully vs Manchester

Cross Keys vs May Day

deCarteret vs Belair

Zone G

Holmwood vs Alston

Christiana vs Knox

Spalding vs Troy

Zone H

Edwin Allen vs Thompson Town

Zone I

Brown's Town vs Ocho Rios

Zone J

Iona vs St Mary High

Oracabessa vs Brimmervale

Carron Hall vs St Mary Tech.

Zone K

Ewarton vs Bog Walk

Dinthill vs Guys Hill

McGrath vs Charlemont

Zone L

Horace Clarke vs Fair Prospect

Port Antonio vs Titchfield

Zone M

Denbigh vs Bellefield

Porus vs Foga Road

Zone N

Central vs Kemps Hill

Vere Tech vs Old Harbour

Bustamante vs Garvey Maceo

Zone O

Seaforth vs Paul Bogle

St Thomas Tech vs Yallahs

Robert Lightbourne vs Morant Bay