News post October 23, 2015

Western Bureau:

Champions Clarendon College have been drawn alongside three former winners in a very tough quarter-final round group in this year’s ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup football competition.

The champions have been grouped with Glenmuir High, Rusea’s High, and Dinthill Technical. All three have been doing well. They each topped their respective zones in the first round, and then eased past quality opposition in the inter-zone round.

Except for the ‘Russians’ who had to overcome a do-or-die situation in the final inter-zone match on Tuesday, which they ultimately did with utmost ease, (7-1 victory over Herbert Morrison), this may well prove the group of death.

Clarendon’s first match in the round will be against a free-scoring Dinthill team. This game will be at the Juici Field at Clarendon Park, with kick-off slated for 3 p.m.

Former winners and defending Ben Francis champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) are drawn to face Marcus Garvey High, The Mannings School, and Vere Technical in Group R.

The Omar Wedderburn-coached institution has not yet hit top gear. They, however, have shown good form in at least three matches and must now produce consistent performances to move even deeper into the business end of the competition.

While STETHS have yet to look their best, for the most part, Manchester High, with the respected Donovan Duckie as coach, have been outstanding. Their only blemish, 0-1 loss to Clarendon, has been put firmly behind.

Since then, they have gone on to defeat all others, including a very good Munro side 4-1 on Tuesday to advance and now they are focused on topping a strong Group P that include St James High, perennial contenders Paul Bogle High, and Lacovia.

This Lacovia team has been improving with every game and could spoil the Manchester party when they meet on Wednesday, October 28, at the STETHS field in Santa Cruz.

Meanwhile, surprise package Petersfield High must get the better of Port Antonio, Lennon, and Seaforth High in order to keep their campaign on track.

Their historic victory on Tuesday against Cornwall College, according to their assistant coach, Dwayne Forrester, is ‘like a dose of vitamin’ and could serve to inject even more confidence into a bunch of players, who appear fearless in the face of strong opposition.

They first tackle Seaforth High at the Frome Sports Complex and will start as favourites for the win.

 

Groups

 

Group P: St James High, Paul Bogle High, Manchester High, Lacovia High

Group Q: Port Antonio High, Petersfield High, Lennon High, Seaforth High

Group R: Marcus Garvey High, Mannings School, STETHS, Vere Tech.

Group S: Clarendon College, Glenmuir High, Rusea’s High, Dinthill Tech.

 

Quarter-Final Schedule

 

Tuesday, October 27

– Lennon vs. Port Antonio at Juici Field

Wednesday October 28

– Lacovia vs Manchester at St Elizabeth Tech

– Paul Bogle vs St James at York Oval

– Petersfield vs Seaforth at Frome Sports Complex

– Vere vs Mannings at Wembley Comm. Field

– Marcus Garvey vs STETHS at Drax Hall

– Clarendon College vs Dinthill at Juici Field

– Rusea’s vs Glenmuir at Jarrett Park

All matches kick off at 3 p.m.

 

 

Published by: The Gleaner

No Tags

260 total views, 1 today

  

Leave a Reply

  • Penalise politicians who provide service on a partisan basis ­ — Meadows

    by on January 26, 2016 - 0 Comments

    JLP caretaker calls for action as Trelawny residents take to the street Placard-bearing residents gather at a section of the Salt Marsh to Goodwill main road yesterday to protest against the poor road conditions in the area.  SALT MARSH, Trelawny — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Trelawny Northern Dennis Meadows yesterday called for laws […]

  • Will Cameron Speak On Reparation?

    by on September 29, 2015 - 0 Comments

    In pic: Prime Minister David Cameron. Olivia Grange said she believes Cameron would consider it unusual to be visiting Jamaica at this time in history and have extensive discussions with top government officials and not have the subject of reparation raised at some point. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is questioning whether the Government will […]

  • Constable Crystal Thomas

    by on July 16, 2015 - 0 Comments

    She fought to the end | Lead Stories | Jamaica Gleaner Woman Constable Crystal Thomas Norman Grindley Senior Superintendent of Police Cornwall ‘Bigga’ Ford (right) escorts National Security Minister Peter Bunting, who visited the Denham Town Police Station in west Kingston, to get an update after the murder of woman Constable Crystal Thomas, who was […]

  • http://www.insightjamaica.com/

    by on July 4, 2015 - 0 Comments

    You can post your add here for free.

  • Singjay J Capri dies

    by on December 4, 2015 - 1 Comments

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sources have confirmed that singjay J Capri, who was hospitalised for more than a week following a motor vehicle crash, has died. The entertainer reportedly succumbed to her injuries this morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew. Read: J Capri hospitalised after car crash Social media users on […]

Follow Us on Facebook