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With the first round coming to close, this is how the second round of the 2019 ISSA/WATA DaCosta Cup should play out.

  • Teams will play Home and Away KO to advance to the Quarter Finals
  • ISSA Reserves the right to assign venues for ALL Games
  • The Away Goal Rule will apply where there is a tie on total goals scored after the end of the second leg
  • Where the winner cannot be determined on the away goal rule, penalties will be taken to determine which team advances

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As soon as all first round games are completed, we will list the second round teams and their match ups.


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Cornwall College waltzed into the second round of the ISSA/Wata DaCosta Cup football competition on Wednesday after cruising past Maldon High 3-0 in their Zone A return round game played in Maldon.

Solano Birch one of the leading players from last season's squad that won the Champions Cup and were beaten finalists in the daCosta Cup finally found his scoring boots, hitting the net twice as first year player Kamali Powell scored his sixth of the season.

The win saw Cornwall College retake the leadership of Zone A on goal-difference over Anchovy High with both schools tied on 20 points each but Cornwall College has the edge on a superior goal-difference.

Cornwall College were the 18 th school to book their passage to the second round and joins Anchovy High from Zone A, Frome Technical and Rusea’s High from Zone B, Mannings School from Zone D, St Elizabeth Technical from Zone E, Manchester High and BB Coke from Zone F, Clarendon College and Lennon High from Zone H, Annotto Bay High from Zone J, McGrath High and Dinthill Technical from Zone K, Port Antonio High and Happy Grove from Zone L, Garvey Maceo High and Denbigh High from Zone M and Seaforth High from Zone O.


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Charlemont High has been docked six points for the use of an ineligible player in their ISSA/Wata DaCosta Cup Zone K games against Dinthill Technical and have been knocked out of contention for a place in the second round.

A release from ISSA on Wednesday said ISSA’s “disciplinary committee ruled that Charlemont High was found guilty of using an ineligible player in the DaCosta Cup football matches against Dinthill Tech. played on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and Saturday, October 5, 2019.

“Dinthill Tech. has been awarded the games with a score of 3- 0 margin and 3 points for each game.”

Dinthill who had failed ton win any games this season have switched spots with Charlemont High, moving into second place on seven points behind zone winners McGrath High who are on 13 points, both with a game in hand.


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Saturday’s final day of the regular season of the ISSA/Wata DaCosta Cup is setting up to be tense with 14 of the 32 spots in the second round still to be decided.

Five schools just missed advancing to the second round on Wednesday where only 12 time champions Cornwall College made progress from Zone A.

William Knibb Memorial in Zone C, Petersfield High in Zone D, Browns Town and Oracabessa in Zone I and Paul Bogle in Zone O will all have to wait for at least one more game to get into the second round.

Three points separates four teams in Zone C after William Knibb Memorial and Cedric Titus played out a 2-2 draw in Clarks Town while Herbert Morrison Technical beat Holland High 2-0 in Montego Bay.

William Knibb Memorial are on 13 points from six games, two more than Herbert Morrison who have played seven games with Spot Valley High (eight games) and Cedric Titus (seven games) both on 10 points.

Oracabessa High continued their surge to the top of the points tables in Zone I after a 2-1 win over York Castle to improve to 19 points and are on the verge of advancing.

Ocho Rios High won for the first time in three starts, hammering Ioan High 7-0 with Marlon Allen scoring five times, to move to 16 points, one behind second placed Browns Town who were held 0-0 by Marcus Garvey High.

The race for the second spot in Zone D is also close after second placed Petersfield High and third placed Belmont played out a 0-0 draw and are separated by two points.

Leaders Mannings School increased their margin with a 1-0 win over Grange Hill and are on 25 points, nine more than Petersfield’s 16 with Belmont on 14.


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