All to play for in final games of daCosta Cup quarterfinals

By October 29, 2018
STETHS (in yellow) going up against Lennon High School in a previous quarterfinal game from the 2018 daCosta Cup season STETHS (in yellow) going up against Lennon High School in a previous quarterfinal game from the 2018 daCosta Cup season

There are just four spots up for grabs in the ISSA/Wata DaCosta Cup as massive semi-finals loom but there are far more teams still in with a chance of copping one of them. 

Frome Technical in Group One of four are on a perfect six points from their first two games and play against Mile Gully tomorrow. Here’s the trick. Both Mile Gully and Port Antonio, below Frome are on three points and could join them on six. With just one team heading to the final, their place is certainly not guaranteed. Port Antonio will play against Maggotty, who are yet to register a point and are out of contention. The permutations are incalculable and therefore completely riveting.

Group Two features a dominant Clarendon College, who have six points from a 5-0 win over Old Harbour and a 4-0 defeat of Manchester High. Clarendon will play against St James High tomorrow with a leg already in the semi-finals, but it is just one.

Manchester, who have three points and a goal difference of five less than Clarendon, can still make the final if they can beat Old Harbour who have just one point from their game against St James.

In Group 3, a slip by many-time champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) have left them struggling for a place in the semi-final.

STETHS are second in the group behind the perfect Dinthill, who have six points from a 2-0 win over Lennon and a surprise 2-1 victory over the title aspirants from St Elizabeth.

Dinthill will play against Lennon, who also have three points after they clipped Petersfield to earn their first win of the quarters.

STETHS goes up against Petersfield, who are yet to register a point. While STETHS are expected to win that game, they will have to hope Lennon does them a favour against Dinthill.

The fourth group of an absolutely brutal quarterfinal round, again sees one team on six points with two on three.

Cornwall College lead the group with six points after wins over Garvey Maceo and Charlemont, the two teams to have earned three points from wins over Glenmuir High School.

This means Cornwall will face the embattled Glenmuir side with just their own skills to depend on for a place in the semi-final.

However, Either Garvey Maceo or Charlemont, could join them on six points if they lose.

At the moment Cornwall has six goals to the good in their difference column, but Garvey Maceo aren’t far off with four.

A 1-0 result in either of those matches, resulting in a tie at the top could make for an interesting evening, undoubtedly filled with both tears of pain and those of joy.

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