Munro College exit daCosta Cup
Munro College fell just short in their quest for one of the automatic qualifying spot for the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup Inter-Zone round, as Demar James' 63rd minute goal gifted champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) a 1-0 victory in Malvern yesterday.
It was the forward's sixth goal of the season, and it accounted for STETHS' 24th point in topping the competitive Zone E.
Lacovia's 16 points was good enough for the second automatic spot, while Munro once again disappointed with 15 points and third.
A less than perfect surface made it difficult for the Omar Wedderburn-coached STETHS to get into more threatening positions in and around the opposition's 18-yard area in the first half.
However, it was a more competitive affair in the second half, with Munro showing plenty more urgency in attack.
They came close to scoring in the 69th minute when Timor Lewis' effort was saved at the near post by STETHS goalkeeper Kenroy Wallace.
They again threatened after James scored, this time defender Deanjelo Brown was forced to clear off the line for STETHS as Munro upped the tempo in search of the equaliser, knowing a draw would have taken them into second place in the zone on goal difference over Lacovia.
Wendell Downswell, STETHS technical director, said that his team can now refocus for the important Inter-Zone round from which the winners in each group will make the cash-rich FLOW Super Cup.
"Now it's serious business; this is where we usually pick up our game. The players are looking forward to this," said Downswell.
Maud McLeod 0 Petersfield 2
Munro 0 STETHS 1
Port Antonio 3 Titchfield 1
Steer Town 3 York Castle 2
Lennon 2 Clarendon 0
Guys Hill 1 Ewarton 2
Irwin 3 Maldon 0
Green Island 5 Knockalva 0
Seaforth 2 Robert Lightbourne 1