DaCosta big five look to take charge

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Paul Clarke Gleaner Writer

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

TO­DAY’S MATCHES

Corn­wall Col­lege vs Peters­field Green Is­land vs Cedric Ti­tus Rusea’s vs St James Spot Val­ley vs God­frey Ste­wart STETHS vs Len­non Mile Gully vs Holm­wood Manch­ester vs La­covia Spald­ing vs Claren­don Col­lege Ocho Rios vs Fair Prospect Al­ston vs St Mary Tech Port An­to­nio vs. Brim­mer­vale Steer Town vs Dinthill Vere Tech vs Glen­muir Bog Walk vs Seaforth Lit­tle Lon­don vs Paul Bogle Kemps Hill vs Gar­vey Maceo

PHOTO BY PAUL CLARKE

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