Frome, Rusea’s among today’s daCosta Cup mega clashes
Although champions St. Elizabeth Technical High will be in action against Maggotty later today, it's the Zone B clash featuring Frome Tech and Rusea's that is the highlight of the day's heavy twenty-seven match ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup fixture.
Both are sporting identical records after playing once so far but the Westmoreland-based Frome lead the zone on goal difference, having netted four times, while Rusea's have scored twice.
It is easy to see why this match the first of two meetings in the first round of the competition between these two holds such prestige.
They boast some of schoolboy football's most rabid supporters and anytime these schools meet it is usually, fireworks both on and off the field.
Rusea's coach Aaron Lawrence is in his third year running the programme at the former many-time champions. He knows full well that the throng of "Russian" supporters will never be pleased with any result apart from a victory.
"It is early days yet but we are aware that this school, our supporters, and fans want nothing apart from victory. The players know that we need to play a great game today to leave Westmoreland with three points," he said.
Elsewhere, front-running Cornwall College is hunting another three points to keep their perfect record intact; this time, they are taking on third in Zone A, Green Pond at the Cornwall College playing field.
Meanwhile, over in Zone E, STETHS, who have already bagged two victories from as many matches, go in search of a third, when they host the out-of-sorts Maggotty, while second-placed Lacovia travel up the mountains to face Munro in another high-value match.
In Zone M, first meet second as Glenmuir entertain Garvey Maceo at the Juici Beef Complex, while Vere should have their hands full with Kemps Hill in a top-of-the-table clash at the Vere playing field.