St James brush aside Irwin in ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:St James High defeated Irwin High 4-1 at Jarrett Park yesterday to join Cornwall College on three points in Group A of the 2015 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition, setting up a tantalising clash this Saturday between the teams.The two are highly fancied to advance from the group that also features Green Pond High.Irwin offered little by way of attacking thrust and fell behind in the 20th minute via a tap-in from Akeem Campbell at the far post for a 1-0 lead.Coached by Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, St James – champions in 2008 – started brightly and should have doubled the lead two minutes later, but Oshane Powell missed the target with Irwin’s second-string goalkeeper out of position.With Cornwall College setting the standard early in this group, it was up to St James to stamp their class on this Irwin side, and they upped the tempo to double the lead in the 44th minute through Powell’s strike.They went up 3-0 at the 65th minute when substitute Roderick ‘Chicken’ Haughton scrambled the ball over the goal line.St James’ fourth was a beauty. Ronaldo McLeish danced his way past a defender then struck a low shot past the keeper at the near post in the 72nd minute.As in their match against Cornwall on Saturday, Irwin grabbed a consolation goal, when Sachin Wilmot scored from just inside the clean execution”It is good to have started with a win, which puts us in a share of the lead in the group,” Whitmore said.”It wasn’t a clean execution from my players, but it’s our first game, and now we must shift focus to Saturday’s clash with Cornwall College. We will be preparing for that match with a purpose,” Whitmore added.In the lone Group I game yesterday, Daniel Green and Alain Black netted to give Marcus Garvey Technical a 2-0 win over Browns Town – their second victory in a row. They now lead the group on six points, following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Ocho Rios. Marcus Garvey next tackle York Castle on Saturday.last_img read more

Hazard hits hat-trick, Ozil scores in 200th game, Man City cruise

first_img 5 AFC Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester CityBournemouth blew away Leicester at the Vitality Stadium as their impressive start to the season continued.The Cherries scored three times in the first half, with Ryan Fraser netting twice and Josh King firing home from the penalty spot.Leicester had Wes Morgan sent off for two bookable offences with twenty minutes left and their afternoon got even worse when Adam Smith stuck a fourth for the home side.Leicester had a late rally – James Maddison and Marc Albrighton netting on 88 and 89 minutes – but the result was never in danger for Bournemouth.Eddie Howe’s men – tipped for relegation by many at the start of the season – have picked up 10 points from their opening five games, while Leicester have now suffered consecutive defeats. Raheem Sterling kept up his fine start to the season Ryan Fraser struck twice against the Foxes Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal PalaceWilfried Zaha produced a moment of magic to earn all three points for Crystal Palace.The Ivory Coast winger, back in the starting line-up after a groin injury, scored an unstoppable goal seven minutes before half-time after a mazy run had bamboozled the home defence.Aaron Mooy struck the woodwork as Huddersfield searched for an equaliser in the second half but it never came and they remain without a win this season. 5 Newcastle United 1-2 ArsenalMesut Ozil scored his first goal of the season as Arsenal secured a third successive victory at St James’ Park.The midfielder – making his 200th appearance for the club cemented a 2-1 win at St James’ Park with his 58th-minute strike.It came nine minutes after Granit Xhaka had opened the scoring for the visitors with a fine free-kick.Ciaran Clark pulled a goal back for the hosts but it was too little, too late and Rafa Benitez’s side remain without a win this season. Manchester City 3-0 FulhamLeroy Sane marked his return to the Manchester City team with a goal as Pep Guardiola’s side kept up their unbeaten start to the campaign.The German forward scored two minutes into his first start of the season, tapping home Fernandinho’s pass.David Silva doubled City’s lead before half-time – his 50th Premier League goal – and Raheem Sterling struck again early into the second half to wrap up a comfortable win for the hosts.City were hardly tested despite a committed effort from promoted Fulham. Earlier in the day, Liverpool produced an impressive performance at Wembley to beat Tottenham and make it five wins from five in the Premier League this season. FULL REPORT HERE. Eden Hazard was Chelsea’s star man once more against Cardiff 5 There were goals galore as the Premier League returned with a bang on Saturday after the international break.Here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs…Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff CityEden Hazard hit a hat-trick as Chelsea thrashed Cardiff to move above Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table.The Blues fell behind on 16 minutes to a Sol Bamba strike but came roaring back, with Hazard proving too hot to handle.The Belgian playmaker netted twice in six minutes towards the end of the first half and then claimed his treble from the spot ten minutes from time.Willian, who had won the penalty kick, fired home a brilliant fourth moments later to maintain Chelsea’s perfect record under Maurizio Sarri. Granit Xhaka netted an excellent goal for Arsenal getty 5 Wilfried Zaha proved the difference for Palace against Huddersfield 5last_img read more