Garvey Maceo and Dinthill Technical join Clarendon College and Glenmuir in DaCosta Cup semis

By Sports Desk November 14, 2023
Garvey Maceo Assistant Coach Lester Hibbert (left) and Dinthill Technical Head Coach O'Neil Thomas. Garvey Maceo Assistant Coach Lester Hibbert (left) and Dinthill Technical Head Coach O'Neil Thomas.

2021 champions Garvey Maceo and Dinthill Technical both secured their spots in the semi-finals of the ISSA/Wata DaCosta Cup on Tuesday.

Garvey Maceo booked their passage through to the last four with a 2-0 win over Cornwall College at Glenmuir.

The first few minutes of the contest saw both teams playing some untidy football. Garvey Maceo was first to register a shot on target through Jelani Williams in the sixth minute.

The 2021 champions continued to apply early pressure before it was finally rewarded through a brilliant individual goal from Williams in the 10th minute.

He picked up the ball from just outside the half-way line and dribbled past three players before slotting the ball home past the Cornwall College goalkeeper for his 11th goal of the season.

Cleo Clarke almost made it 2-0 for Garvey Maceo in the 30th minute but his close-range shot only found the side netting.

Cornwall’s best chance of the first half came in the 33rd minute when Lincoln Cox found himself free for a header from a corner that he put wide of the mark.

Three minutes into the second half, Garvey Maceo doubled their lead through Cleo Clark’s 20th goal of the season.

After an Everton Swaby shot was parried well by the Cornwall College goalkeeper, the ball ricocheted to Clark who finished well with his weaker right foot.

Swaby almost added a third for Garvey Maceo in the 62nd minute but pushed his shot wide of the goal.

Dane Buckley almost pulled one back in spectacular fashion for Cornwall College with a volley that went just over the bar in the 65th minute. He also came close in the 67th minute.

Garvey Maceo advanced second place with six points, the same as Dinthill Technical, and will take on Clarendon College in the semi-finals. Clarendon College secured top spot on group A with a 2-1 win over Glenmuir at Manchester High.

Dinthill will face Glenmuir in the other semi-final.

The day’s other game saw Manchester beat Christiana 2-0 at Brooks Park.

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