BY PAUL A REID Observer writer – Thursday, November 01, 2012

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Cornwall College avenged their loss to William Knibb Memorial in the Ben Francis KO with a resounding 4-0 thrashing of the Trelawny school in their ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel daCosta Cup Inter-Zone round game at Jarrett Park yesterday.

Substitutes Alrick Ottey with a brace and Tevin Kerr, who came on with five minutes to go in the game, accounted for three of the four goals, all of which came in the last 20 minutes plus added time, after Alme McFarlane had given them the lead after 70 minutes.

Despite failing to score in 110 minutes of regulation and extra time in their Ben Francis KO first-round game, William Knibb had made use of an own goal scored by Cornwall College to tie up the scores at 1-1 and rode their luck to a penalty kicks win over Cornwall College at the same venue three weeks ago.

Ottey, who came on in the 60th minute, scored his first daCosta Cup goal six minutes later before adding another, on a pass from Kerr in the 86th minute, as Kerr added his own in time added.

Cornwall’s win sets up a mouth-watering clash with Manning’s School at Jarrett Park on Saturday, after Manning’s upset 3-0 win over defending champions Rusea’s High at Frome a day earlier.

Shawnavan deSouza scored a hat-trick, and Mark Parchment got two for Munro College in their 5-1 win over Christiana at STETHS, to lead Zone Four on goal difference after Manchester High beat Clarendon College 2-0, rebounding from their disappointing loss in Saturday’s Ben Francis KO semi-finals to Grange Hill.

Cleon Pryce also got three goals to lead Dinthill Technical to a 4-2 victory over Kemps Hill in Zone Eight where Glenmuir High were also 2-0 winners over Seaforth High.

St Elizabeth Technical beat Spalding High 3-1 as Kehsario Hall scored twice and Jamel Sinclair the other for the Ben Francis KO finalists.

Spot Valley High are the unlikely leaders in Zone Two with a contentious 1-0 win over St James High at Jarrett Park, after Grange Hill and Frome played out a 0-0 draw at Frome, as both Westmoreland schools failed to produce a goal against each other in 200 minutes of football after a goal-less regulation and extra-time effort in the first round of the Ben Francis KO earlier.

For the second straight year, Cedric Titus got the better of St Mary High at this stage with a 4-1 spanking at Drax Hall with Okeen Dorma, Jevani Cato, Jermaine Cato, and Kemar Harris all scoring for the winners.

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