Six more teams led by last season’s beaten finalists Central High and former champions Vere Technical, booked their spots in the second round of the ISSA/Wata DaCosta Cup football competition after wins in Saturday’s return round of matches.

BB Coke, Tacky High, St Mary High and Black River who are into the second round for the first time since 2004, 19 years, all made progress as 26 automatic spots have now been taken.

Thirty-two teams including three best third placed teams will contest the second round of the competition which will be played on a home and away knock-out format.

Central High beat Old Harbour High 2-1 in their return round Zone L game played on Saturday, with goals from James Gallimore and James Dyer as they improved to 16 points to secure second place behind Glenmuir High.

Zone L

Rank Teams Points Played Won Drawn Lost Differential Goal difference Current form
1 GlenmuirGlenmuir 19 8 6 1 1 38 - 6 32 WLWDW
2 CentralCentral 13 7 4 1 2 23 - 12 11 WWWDW
3 DenbighDenbigh 11 8 3 2 3 38 - 8 30 LWLDL
4 Old HarbourOld Harbour 8 7 2 2 3 12 - 12 0 LWDWL
5 Porus HighPorus High 0 6 0 0 6 1 - 74 -73 LLLLL
Zone Winner - Team advances to next round
2nd Place - Team advances to next round

Eight-time champions Vere Technical, also advanced after a 4-0 win over Foga Road High and took their points tally to 16 and second in Zone M behind Garvey Maceo High.

Adrian Johnson scored a hat-trick and Nathan Watson got the other as Black River High avenged their first-round loss to Knockalva Technical and got into the second round for the first time since 2004.

It was their fifth win of the campaign as they finished with 16 points and placed second to Mannings School who beat Grange Hill 6-1 to top Zone D with 19 points.

BB Coke High just mode it into the second round ahead of Munro College as they drew 1-1 with St Elizabeth Technical in Santa Cruz and inched up to 20 points.

Munro College who beat Lacovia High 2-0 finished third on 19 points.

Tacky High and St Mary High took both spots in the competitive Zone I as they both completed their first rounds on 20 points after wins over Wycliffe Martin High and Horace Clarke High respectively.

Defending champions Clarendon College completed a perfect first round in Zone H after beating second round qualifiers Edwin Allen High 3-0.

Manchester High was also perfect in Zone F after beating second placed Belair High 3-1.

Cornwall College who was winning Zone A for the first time since 2019, came from a goal down at half time to beat St James High 2-1 with a penalty in time added by Deshaun Talbert.

Ramoy Brown had given St James High the lead after 12 minutes before Dane Buckley drew Cornwall College level in the 60th minute.
Irwin High beat Maldon High 3-1 while Green Pond had their biggest win in years, beating Spot Valley High 7-0.

Saturday Results: