Maggotty maul Roger Clarke 8-0, as STETHS, Munro play out 1-1 stalemate in Zone E double-header

By September 23, 2023
Omar Wedderburn, Head coach of zone leaders STETHS. Omar Wedderburn, Head coach of zone leaders STETHS.

While former champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Munro College played out a 1-1 stalemate, Maggotty High helped themselves to an 8-0 win over Roger Clarke in a ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup Zone E double-header in Santa Cruz on Saturday.

Ozwayne Miller (20th, 28th) and Roshane Lewis (60th, 64th), both had a brace for Maggotty, with Robinho Barrett (17th), Jeraine Robinson (51st), Chadrick Jackson (66th) and Daniel Martin (75th), also getting in on the act, as Roger Clarke were like lambs to the slaughter in the curtain-raiser.

The much-anticipated St Elizabeth derby feature contest, though not short on entertainment, did not serve up as much goals as D’andre Hibbert (35th) of STETHS and Munro’s captain Daniel Bowen (37th), ensured their teams a share of the spoils.

Despite the draw, STETHS remain at the summit of the zone on 10 points, one ahead of BB Coke (nine points), with Munro College inching up to eight points in third. Maggotty with their first win of the season, moved up to fifth on four points.

It was one-way traffic in favour of Maggotty High in the opening encounter which was reduced to 80 minutes following a lengthy delay caused by lightning.

Barrett opened the scoring with a neat finish, beating Raquan Powell in goal for Roger Clarke, at his near post.

Poor defending by Roger Clarke then allowed Miller to double the lead, as he latched on to, and tucked away a rebound.

Miller was again on target eight minutes later when he got in behind defenders and calmly slotted a left-footed effort beyond Powell, for his second on the day and third of the season.

Though up 3-0 at the break, Maggotty High were in no mood to let up and extended their lead six minutes into the resumption when Powell left his lines but failed to clear the ball properly. Robinson, who was on hand, capitalised as he fired the loose ball into an empty net.

On the hour-mark, Lewis went on the break down the right channel where he had time and space to dart into the 18-yard box and pick a spot to fire past the hapless Powell.

Lewis then grabbed his second and his team’s sixth, as he outpaced and outmuscled a defender before firing past the slightly advanced Powell in the 64th.

Jackson added his name to the scoresheet two minutes later. He picked up a pass from Lewis inside the 18-yard box and finished with aplomb.

And Martin applied the finishing touches to the rout when her converted from the penalty spot after Donte Blake, handled ball inside the danger area.

The feature contest lived up to billing for the most parts, as both STETHS and Munro were evenly poised throughout and nullified each other at both ends of the park.

It was STETHS that drew first blood when Hibbert applied a thumping right-footed finish to a pass from Ajay Smith. That was his fourth of the season.

However, their celebrations were short-lived as Munro replied soon after Roshane Wint headed on a ball for Bowen, who executed a sublime acrobatic finish on the volley, that gave Donte Campbell, in goal for STETHS, no chance at a save.

From there, both teams created their fair share of chances, particularly in the second half, but were unable to make them count.

Saturday’s results

Merlene Ottey 0, Green Island 1

Rusea’s High 1, Frome Tech 0

Discovery Bay High 0, York Castle 10

William Knibb Memorial 3, Cedric Titus 0

Aabuthnott Gallimore 2, Ferncourt High 5

Knockalva Technical 3, Black River High 1

Mannings School 3, Grange Hill High 0

Newell High 1, Lacovia High 3

Maggotty High 8, Roger Clarke 0

STETHS 1, Munro College 1

Manchester High 6, Mt St Joseph Catholic 0

deCarteret College 8, Cross Keys 0

Central High 16, Porus High 0

Vere Tech 2, Foga Road 1

Kemps Hill 1, Garvey Maceo High 1

May Day High vs Belair High (called off due to waterlogged field)

Lennon High vs Edwin Allen (called off due to lightning)

Clarendon College vs Thompson Town (called off due to lightning)

Carron Hall High vs St Mary High (rained out)

Wycliffe Martin High vs Horace Clarke (rained out)

Ocho Rios High vs Brown’s Town (rained out)

Sherdon Cowan

Sherdon Cowan is a five-time award-winning journalist with 10 years' experience covering sports.

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