St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) joins Edwin Allen as the early favorites for the ISSA Ben Francis Knock-out after just failing to qualify for the semi-finals of the daCosta Cup on Saturday.

STETHS who won the Ben Francis KO six straight years between 2010 and 2015 finished second in Group 3 of the daCosta Cup quarter-finals, beaten on goal-difference by Garvey Maceo after both finished on seven points.

Despite beating Frome Technical 6-0 at the St Elizabeth Sports Complex on Saturday, STETHS had to settle for second and will be joined by Frome Tech.

They will join former champions Vere Technical, Munro College, Edwin Allen High, and Christiana High.

The second and third-place teams from each of the four groups will contest the Ben Francis KO that starts next month.