Munro seek win to strengthen chances
WESTERN BUREAU: THE 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition continues today with 17 matches, including a Zone E fixture between Munro College and Maggotty High at the Appleton Sports Complex.
Munro (four points), fresh off their 1-0 victory over the previously unbeaten Lacovia High on Saturday, will be hunting a second straight win to move further up the standings, with champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) idle.
The zone is led by STETHS (nine), following their 1-0 win on Saturday over Maggotty. Lacovia is second in the zone with six points, but they could be overtaken by a Munro team which appears to have found a sense of renewed confidence.
Maggotty have been struggling so far, after failing to secure a single point in two matches. They are desperately in need of something to spark their campaign, which blossomed greatly last year.
However, they are unable to reproduce the kind of results that would have, no doubt, kept them relevant and in line for a place in the next round.
Meanwhile, Petersfield (six), third in Zone D behind Godfrey Stewart (nine), and Little London High (eight), could go joint first with a win over Grange Hill at Frome sports ground.
“We are still in a position to push forward in the zone, which is proving somewhat more competitive than others thought,” said Petersfield High’s coach Godfrey Drummond.
“Third in the zone is not where we want to be, so a victory is what we are going after and we hope that we can do that against Grange Hill,” added Drummond.
Little London, oddly enough, is the only team in that zone yet to lose a match, but they are looking to be the spoilers in that zone this year under Coach Jeffery Reece’s tutelage.
Maggotty vs Munro Anchovy vs Maldon Knockalva vs Green Island Petersfield vs Grange Hill Newell vs Black River Petersfield vs Grange Hill Cross Keys vs Mile Gully Belair vs DeCarteret BB Coke vs Manchester York Castle vs Marcus Garvey Ocho Rios vs Brown’s Town A Gallimore vs Steer Town Horace Clarke vs St Mary High St Mary Tech vs Brimmer Vale Foga Road vs Winston Jones Porus vs Denbigh Seaforth vs St Thomas Tech Tacky vs Iona High
(Home teams named first; all matches start bat 3 p.m.)