Four more schools including three former champions strengthened their claims for qualification to the second round of the ISSA DaCosta Cup after wins on Wednesday.

Frome Technical and Clarendon College won their fifth straight game, Rusea’s also won for the fifth time while William Knibb Memorial won their fourth straight game.

All are one win away from advancing to the second round.

Stevaughn Spence, Kemar Beckford and Dwayne Watt each got a brace for Frome Technical to beat Merlene Ottey High 8-0 while Jevanni Plummer and Dujon Brown also scored in the rout.

Rusea’s High were also winners on the day, beating Hopewell High 3-0 as both winners are on 15 points but Frome Technical has the edge on goal difference and has played a game less.

Clarendon College beat Kellits High 5-1 and increased their margin atop Zone H to seven points after second place Edwin Allen was held to a 0-0 draw by Lennon High.

Clarendon is on 15 points to Edwin Allen’s 8 while Lennon is on 7.

William Knibb Memorial beat Spot Valley High 3-0 to regain their lead in Zone C on goal-difference over Cedric Titus as Omarion Robb, Mark Lewis and Tajay Cooper scored to repeat their first-round win over the St James school.

Belair High created history with their first win in the daCosta Cup over Manchester High, edging them 1-0 to take over the lead in the points tables.

Belair lost the first-round game 2-0 on 15 points from six games, two more than Manchester High while de Carteret College improved to 12 points after blanking Bellefield High 2-0.

Defending champions Garvey Maceo won a fourth straight game, beating Kemps Hill high 4-1 while Vere Technical whipped Winston Jones High 10-0 to stay three points behind the champions.