Defending champions Rusea’s High took their place amongst the second round qualifiers in the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition on Wednesday following a big 10-0 whipping of Merlene Ottey High in their Zone B return round game played at the Colin Miller Sports Complex in Lucea.

It was the biggest win for the champions this season and came after they blanked Cambridge High 8-0 on Saturday as they moved to 24 points and ensured they would continue playing after the first round ended.

Jhavoy Diaz scored a hat trick to lead the Rusea’s high scoring, his second of the season as Rusea’s High extended their perfect run to eight games joining Cornwall College and Garvey Maceo High and improved to 24 points.

Rusea’s High lead Zone B by eight points, with second-placed Frome Technical drawing 1-1 with third-placed Green Island High while Cambridge High beat Hopewell High 1-0.

Diaz scored in the 11th, 29th and 61st minutes while Rasheed Brown, Chen Moodie, Chad Howell, Corey Mathews, Ricardo Scarlett, Raheem Graham and Ronaldo Nelson also got on the score sheet.