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Old Harbour beat Foga Road 2-0 to register first point

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Old Harbour High………………….2

Lavan-Jah Spencer 55th

Omando Wright 65th

Foga Road High………………….…0

Old Harbour High registered their first point of the 2013 daCosta Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Foga Road High at Soya Oval on Wednesday.

Omando Wright, scorer of Old Harbour High’s second goal in their daCosta Cup Zone N encounter against Foga Road High at Soya Oval on September 18, 2013. Two goals on either sides of the break from Lavan-Jah Spencer and Omando Wright moved the South West St Catherine team from off the bottom of Zone N, but the manner of the win was far from convincing.

Foga Road’s Brenton Thompson saw red afterwards for a second bookable offence, as the visitors rarely got a sight at goal. And when they did get a look-in they were speculative from long range.

Nevertheless coach Uriel Meghie is grateful for the result following heavy defeats in their first two outings against Kemps Hill and Central High.

Against a very young-looking Foga Road unit the hosts were slightly better throughout, but it took them almost an hour before breaking the deadlock.

Spencer, who had just came on to the field, showed great awareness to slide the ball into the goal, capitalising on poor communication between Foga Road’s goalkeeper Steva Robinson and centreback Kevin Troupe.

Ten minutes later Wright, who had missed the best chance of the first half, timed his jump perfectly to head home Kevon Matthews’ cross from the right side.

In a very slow start by both teams, Old Harbour was a wee bit more threatening going forward with Romario Beharie and Travis Slowley the main threat.

On either side of Wright's golden chance Beharie fired high, while Wright failed to connect properly with his side-volleyed effort before later turning his marker and let fly a dipping drive that went inches wide.

The north end of the pitch, which was atrocious to say the least, didn’t make things easier either for the host when on the attack in the first half.

And it comes as no surprise that the goals came at the turn of the break at the other end.

Matthews at full stretch flew like a bird to parry Roheem Irving’s goal-bound header but could do nothing when Spencer slipped between himself and Troupe to poke home. Foga Road’s best effort came when Teo Robinson’s well struck drive from 30 yards sailed just wide off target.

Then in the next attack the hard-working Wright finally got his reward, heading home a sweeping move.

Old Harbour continued to press for more goals but in the end enough damage had been done.

Meantime, in the other Zone N encounter, Vere Technical defeated Central High 1-0 at Wembley to join their defeated opponents on four points along with Kemps Hill High who lead with a superior goal-difference.

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