DaCosta big five look to take charge
WESTERN BUREAU: THE BIG five teams in this year’s ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup, including the defending champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), are all in good stead after one game in the inter-zone round of the competition, and will feature today in a schedule of gripping importance.
STETHS, the first of the big five, will take the field against Lennon High in a match that could determine the fate of the champions with kick-off set for 3:30 p.m. in Santa Cruz.
The top-of-the-table clash is a must-win for Omar Wedderburn and his charges if they are to keep their mission alive of defending the title, while at the same time secure a place in the lucrative FLOW Super Cup competition.
Lennon lead Zone Three courtesy of a better goal difference over STETHS, after drubbing Mile Gully High 4-0 in midweek, while the champions masterminded a 1-0 result against Holmwood Technical, who will now turn their attention on Mile Gully High in the zone’s other fixture.
STETHS will need a victory to avoid any disappointment. Yet the result is not as straight-forward as it may seem.
Lennon, as usual, are an impressive unit this year and showed their title credentials with a stinging win over big five team Clarendon College in the preliminary round to sweep into the inter-zone along with the former champions.
The champions are renowned for their spirited displays when it’s needed the most, and all things aside, should feel confident themselves when they take the field in front of their rabidly adoring supporters.
Meanwhile, there will be real excitement in Zone One, with another top-of-the-table showdown between Petersfield High and the rampant Cornwall College, another of the title contenders. Both
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