Champions Cup – McGrath, Dinthill knocked out

Dinthill Technical High School and McGrath High are now out of contention for the ISSA Champions Cup; this after both teams suffered defeats in the said knockout competition.

The Champions Cup features 16 top schools from the two major schoolboy football competitions – the Manning Cup that involves schools from the Corporate Area, and the daCosta Cup that caters to rural schools.

Dinthill Technical and McGrath High, both daCosta Cup semi-finalists, already played their Champions Cup knockout matches.

They both lost.

McGrath went down 7-0 to Jamaica College at the National Stadium in Kingston yesterday afternoon, November 2. The defeated squad clearly lost vigour after conceding two goals – the second of which was a penalty.

Dinthill, in the meantime, lost 3-4 on Friday during a penalty shootout with Excelsior High, after both teams ended 0-0 in regulation time.

The two other semi-finalists from the daCosta Cup competition – Clarendon College and Cornwall College – won their respective matches and will advance to the Champions Cup quarter finals.

The Manning Cup teams now in the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup are Jamaica College, Kingston College, Excelsior, and St Andrew Technical.

The results of the ongoing Champions Cup do not affect the teams’ positions in the daCosta Cup and Manning Cup competitions.

As it relates to the daCosta Cup, the semi-finals will be played on November 13. McGrath High will face defending champion Clarendon College, while Dinthill will square off with Cornwall College.

The daCosta Cup final is set for November 30.


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