Jamaica- DACOSTA CUP UPDATE: Schools Progress To Second Round: Another eight schools have secured their spots in the second round of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition, following Saturday’s round of return-leg matches.
Among the qualifiers on Saturday were Holmwood Technical and Alston High, who both secured the two automatic second round spots from Group G. Those spots were decided on the final day of preliminary round matches in the group.
Holmwood Technical recorded a 3-0 home victory over second-from-the-bottom Knox College to confirm their spot and in the process finished atop the group.They ended on 22 points from 10 matches, just one ahead of Alston High, who won 1-0 at last-place Troy High.
The other schools, which confirmed their second-round spots were St James High (Group A), Cedric Titus (Group C), Ewarton High (Group K), Fair Prospect (Group L) and Central High (Group N).
St James High joined defending champions Cornwall College as qualifiers from Group A following a 5-2 victory over Green Pond at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay.
With the victory, St James High finished in second place with 22 points, three behind Cornwall College, who completed their schedule with a 2-0 home victory over Anchovy High.
St James High has another game remaining to complete their schedule.
Cedric Titus High joined Spot Valley as the qualifiers from Group C with a 2-0 home victory over Muschette High.
Cedric Titus finished their schedule with 20 points, six behind group winners Spot Valley.
Ewarton High joined Dinthill Technical as the qualifiers from Group K following a 1-0 victory at McGrath High.
Ewarton High finished second with 18 points, 12 behind group winners Dinthill Technical, who protected their perfect win record with a 4-0 victory over Charlemont High.
Over in Group L, Fair Prospect joined Port Antonio High as the qualifiers after beating visitors Happy Grove 4-3.
Fair Prospect High completed their schedule with 13 points, four behind group winners Port Antonio High.
Central High booked their spot with two matches to go. They blanked Old Harbour High 3-0 at Bushy Park to improve to 22 points at the top of Group N. They are four points clear of second-place Garvey Maceo High, who won 1-0 at Vere Technical.
Garvey Maceo High, who have another two matches remaining to complete their schedule, are heavily favoured to join Central High in the second round as third-place Vere Technical, who are a point behind, only have a game remaining.
St James 5 Green Pond 2
Cornwall College 2 Anchovy 0
Herbert Morrison 0 Spot Valley 4
Cedric Titus 2 Muschett 0
Petersfield 3 Godfrey Stewart 0
Grange Hill 0 Little London 2
Mannings 2 Black River 2
B.B. Coke 0 St Elizabeth Technical 7
Maggotty 1 Munro 5
May Day 1 Belair 2
Manchester 11 DeCarteret College 0
Mile Gully 5 Cross Keys 1
Troy 0 Alston 1
Holmwood 3 Knox 0
Spalding 1 Christiana 2
Oracabessa 0 St Mary Technical 1
St Mary High 2 Brimmervale 4
McGrath 0 Ewarton 1
Dinthill 4 Charlemont 0
Bog Walk 4 Guys Hill 0
Fair Prospect 4 Happy Grove 3
Titchfield 1 Horace Clarke 1
Denbigh 0 Glenmuir 2
Vere Technical 0 Garvey Maceo 1
Central 3 Old Harbour 0
Bustamante 1 Kemps Hill 2
Paul Bogle 1 Seaforth 1
Yallahs 0 St Thomas Technical 1
Contributed By: Mikayla Simpson