Reynolds: daCosta Cup is more difficult to maneuver

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October 28, 2017
Contributed Rusea's High School's football team poses with head coach Vassell Reynolds (right) and assistant coach Dwayne Ambusley (left).

Eight matches across all four groups are set to headline the third and final set of matches in the quarter-final round of the 2017 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup this afternoon.

The matchup between 2015 champions Clarendon College and the Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, coached St James High at Manchester High, kicking off at 3 p.m., will be an interesting encounter as is determines which of the two will advance to the November 21 semi-final.

As it stands, a draw would see Clarendon College advancing on goal difference, as both teams are locked on six points. This means that St James High will have to win, but the technical director of Clarendon College, Lenny 'Teacha' Hyde, is determined to push their opponents all the way and get a positive result from this match.

Another top-of-the-group clash will also kick off at 3 p.m. at St Elizabeth Technical High's (STETHS) Sports Complex between the hosts, who are last year's beaten finalists, and dark horse Holmwood Technical, who have not got this far in 14 years. Holmwood, who are undefeated in this year's competition, are presented with a tough task as they will have to beat STETHS to advance.

Defending champions Cornwall College will also be in action at 3 p.m. at the Juici Patties Park against Lennon High, who defeated them in the finals of the Ben Francis last year. Cornwall College, who still have a mathematical chance to defend their title, will have to beat Lennon and hope Rusea's, who defeated them last Saturday 2-1, lose to St Mary Tech.

Other Games

• Spot Valley vs Garvey Maceo at Jarrett Park

• Glenmuir vs Little London at Juici Beef Complex

• Manchester vs Frome at Manchester High

• Dinthill vs Central at Dinthill

• St Mary Tech vs Rusea's at Jarrett Park

- K.A.

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