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Scotiabank blank The Gleaner 3-0
Former champions Scotiabank blanked The Gleaner 3-0 in a seventh-round KSAFA/Western Sports Division One Business House football match at Winchester Park, St George's College, last Sunday.
After a goalless first half, the Baris Johnson-coached Scotiabank lifted their game in the second half, with Nicholas McCreath, Anthony Greenland, Jeffrey Brown and Jamoy Sibbles pressing The Gleaner's defence for the advantage.
Unlike the first half when The Gleaner kept pace with their opponents, only Donovan Alvaranga and Keiron Brock maintained the standard for 'The Newsmen' with occasional menacing runs in midfield.
Scotiabank opened the scoring through Greenland in the 63rd minute with a goal from close range. Twelve minutes later, Brown netted from a corner. He got his second goal and his team's third from a Jamoy Sibbles cross in the 81st minute.
Skittles singles championship
With the team championship - won by Mystix - out of the way, the Wray & Nephew White Overproof skittles competition switches to the singles championship, which gets under way tomorrow at Bourbon House, 133 Windward Road, starting at 1 p.m.
Fifty-five players divided into 16 groups will vie for top honours, including defending champion Dane Jones of Eagles Strikers.
The competition will be played over four consecutive Sundays and the last two standing will contest the final for a first prize of $50,000 and trophy.
Business House KO football
The Scotiabank-sponsored KSAFA Business House KO competition moves into its semi-final stage tomorrow with Red Stripe opposing the high riding Division Two team Spanish Grain Store at Red Stripe Oval and defending champions Petrojam up against the Jamaica Urban Transit Company at Alpha playing field, both starting at 3:30 p,m.
A rescheduled Division One match between Scotiabank and Jamaica Customs will be played tomorrow at Alpha, starting at 4 p.m.
New Bowens, Wembley lead Jamalco League
New Bowens and Wembley are the early leaders of the 2014 Jamalco Football League. Both scored two wins each from two matches. They also have the two leaders in the goalscoring section, as Michael Dixon (New Bowens) and Sheldon Darby (Wembley) have scored three goals each.
Raymonds are next with four points from two matches.
Most teams have played just one game.
In last weekend's results, New Bowens had a 1-0 win over Napoli, while Wembley whipped South Manchester 4-0. In other results, Juventus had a 3-0 win over Harmons. Mocho and Raymonds drew 1-1.
The competition resumes today with two matches at Wembley Excellence Centre. At 2 p.m., Bottom Halse Hall take on Invincible. At 4 p.m., Top Hill welcome Hunts Pen.
The weekend's schedule closes tomorrow at the same venue with a double-header featuring Napoli and South Manchester at 2 p.m. and Raymonds vs Juventus at 4 p.m.
Monthly shooting match at MRPC
The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) will host its monthly match for August at the Lincoln Range tomorrow.
On Wednesday, heavy rains affected the club's planned Independence practice shoot, hence there are expectations that tomorrow's match will be well attended. The match is primarily geared at experienced shooters and will feature six stages with a maximum 90-round count. There will be trophies for first- and second-place participants in all categories.
With afternoon showers expected, shooting is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
Central St Catherine U-17 football semis
The semi-finals of the St Catherine Football Association Central St Catherine Under-17 Football League will be played today at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. New Raiders play Frazsiers Whip at 2:30 p.m. Rivoli United tackle Black Lion at 4:30 p.m.
In quarter-final action last week, Rivoli United defeated Dela Vega City 1-0, Frazsiers Whip eliminated Royal Lakes 2-0, Black Lion clipped Windsor Lion 2-1 and New Raiders booted Old Harbour Bay United 5-0.
Bridgeview, Portsmouth final
Bridgeview and Portsmouth will meet in tomorrow's final of the Milo-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Cricket League at the Portsmouth cricket ground at 10 a.m.
In semi-final action last Thursday, Ken's Wildflower, the top seeds went down by 30 runs to Bridgeview. Scores: Bridgeview 153-4 (25 overs), Jamaine Spencer, 39, and Krishna Givon 39 not out. Ken's Wildflower 123 all out 21.3 overs. Gavel Glen 46; George Smith 3-34; Krischon Givons 3-5; and Warren Campbell 3-16.
Portsmouth whipped Greater Portmore by seven wickets. Scores: Greater Portmore 64 all out (17.3 overs), Kenneal Green 31, Kirk McKenzie 3-20; Oshane Temple 3-11; Shemar Davis 2-28. Portsmouth 67-3 (14.2 overs), Andrew Thompson 20 not out, Bryan Brown 20 not out, Renoar Smith 3-26.
Portmore U-17 semi-finals
Four teams advanced to the semi-finals of the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League following last Sunday's matches.
Zone C, the most competitive, saw two teams advance - zone winners Portsmouth (12 points) and Racing United, the best second-place team, also with 12 points. A third team in the zone, Edgewater, also finished on 12 points, but didn't qualify as they have an inferior goal difference.
Portsmouth outscored Daytona 4-2, while Racing thrashed Waterford 6-0.
As expected, Watson Grove topped Zone A with 14 points. They eventually qualified without a sweat as minnows Bridgeport were no-shows. Christian Pen topped Zone B on 16 points with an emphatic 4-0 win over East Portmore Portals.
The semi-finals are set for this Thursday at Ferdie Neita Park, Watson Grove vs Racing United and Christian Pen vs Portsmouth.
21-Strong beat Wigton 1-0
Defending champions 21-Strong made it two wins from as many matches after they defeated Wigton side 1-0 in an Independence Day clash at the Waterford playing field. The all-important goal was scored by Rohan Daley.
The competition continues tomorrow with two matches: Duncans vs Cascade 2 p.m. and Kool Runnings vs Jammins at 4 p.m.
Legendary tops Manchester netball
Legendary won the 2014 Manchester Netball Association (MNA) League, after easily defeating Holmwood Technical High 23-12 in the final at Manchester High last weekend.
Legendary's latest win means they have totally dominated netball in the parish of Manchester since the sport was reorganised three years ago. This is their third straight championship. They have also won all other community-based competitions in which they have participated over the same period.
Despite having the tallest player on the court, in goalshooter Tracy Ann Francis, Holmwood were blown away in the first half, which ended 13-3.
Legendary made a crucial strategic move early, putting Deneen Taylor in goal defence, which blunted Francis' effectiveness.
Legendary won $50,000 for the title and featured strongly in the major sectional awards.