Clarendon College win thriller
Seventeen combined chances fell for champions Clarendon College and Manchester High in the feature daCosta Cup Inter-Zone match at the Middlesex International College ground in May Pen, but in the end it took just one to settle the hottest match of the round.
That honour fell to Tremaine Williamson, as his 60th minute header was enough to seal victory for Clarendon and hand Manchester a first loss of the season.
Ewarton High tagged Denbigh High 2-1 in the opening match fixture to share the lead in Zone 7 with Vere Technical who defeated Paul Bogle 2-1.
The Zone 4 game lived up to its top billing with end-to-end action particularly in the first half.
Seigle Knight, the Clarendon College attacking midfielder, was the standout player for his team.
Duhaney Williams, the danger man for Manchester should have given his team the lead in the 29th minute but the in-form striker dragged his effort wide of goal with Eric Edwards in the Clarendon goal at his mercy.
Manchester again came close to scoring in the 40th minute, this time Romaine Walsh took one too many touches and had his chance snuffed out by the Clarendon defender.
"It feels good to win, as both schools came to score goals, but we knew it would come down to a single goal because we both have good sound defence lines," Clarendon's coach Paul Davis said.
Paul Bogle 1 Vere Tech 2
Dinthill 1 Port Antonio 2
Petersfield 1 Rusea's 1
Clarendon College 1 Manchester 0
Fair Prospect 0 Lacovia High 3
Glenmuir 5 Bog Walk 1
Munro College 3 Spalding 2
Alston 0 STETHS 1
Islington 1 Browns Town 2
Spot Valley 1 St. James High 1
Mannings 1 Frome Tech 1
Seaforth 0 Kemps Hill 0
Denbigh 1 Ewarton 2
Lennon 2 DeCarteret 0
Annotto Bay 0 Marcus Garvey 1
Cornwall College 1 Herbert Morrison 0