first goal of the season WESTERN BUREAU: St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) missed one penalty, but made amends by scoring another to edge Group E rivals Munro College 1-0 in their ‘St Bess’ derby at Alpart Sports Club yesterday in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition. The win took them second behind Lacovia High (seven points), who were also in the winner’s circle following another good outing to defeat BB Coke High 2-0. Surprise team Maggotty High kept their positive season going, although playing to a nil-all scoreline with BB Coke and kept alive hopes of advancing beyond the first round for the first time in the school’s history. STETHS secured victory when second-half substitute Travar McCulloch stepped up to score from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute, this after a moment of madness from Munro’s Nicholas Collins, who dived goalkeeper-style to save a certain goal with his hands. Collins was issued a straight red card for his action and left his team a mountain to climb, with STETHS looking ominous with each attack. McCulloch said the win meant that they will be able to play with more freedom and that it brings confidence to the team moving forward. “It’s my first goal of the season, but more important, we got the win,” McCulloch stated. “We expected a very hard game from Munro. The win gives us more confidence because we weren’t winning as we should,” said the STETHS central midfielder. STETHS, who lost in the final last year, were quick out of the blocks and should have taken the lead from the sixth minute when forward Michael Kerr failed to hit the target, after getting the better of Munro goalkeeper Onandi McKenzie. Munro gradually settled and also provided some dangerous moments for STETHS, but lacked the cutting edge on the final play to dent their opponents. At Jarrett Park, the game between St James High and Group A leaders Cornwall College ended in a 1-1 draw. Defending champions Clarendon College were held to a 1-1 draw by Lennon in Group H to still lead on seven points. Lennon and Thompson Town are next, with Kellits at the foot of the standings. Elsewhere, there were wins for Denbigh High over Porus 1-0, Central High and Foga Road High ended 0-0. Manchester High moved further away from the field with a 4-0 whipping of Mile Gully in Group F, while Dinthill Technical and Bog Walk drew 1-1. Former winners Rusea’s High made it two wins in two starts with a battling 1-0 victory over Group B rivals Frome Technical, while 2005 champions Godfrey Stewart High thumped Little London 3-0 in Group D.
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