In Your Neighbourhood
Juventus champions of Jamalco Football League
Juventus, of the Phase Two community near the Jamalco plant, were crowned the 2014 champions of the Jamalco Football League, following a 2-0 win over Wembley at the Wembley Excellence Centre last weekend. It was their third lien on the title in 10 years.
Rohan Daley, who was later named the Most Valuable Player of the finals, scored the opening goal in the 42nd minute. It should have been 2-0 in the 56th minute when Juventus were awarded a penalty, but Owen Gordon who has National Premier League experience at Sporting Central Academy and Humble Lions, kicked wide of the target. However, Gordon, from his position as an attacking wing back, redeemed himself by scoring the second goal of the match in the 69th minute.
In winning the championship, which is reserved for community-based teams within the mining belt surrounding Jamalco, Juventus pocketed $120,000. Wembley secured $80,000 as runners-up and also won a sectional cash prize for being the most attacking team. Top Hill won the award for most defensive team and their striker, Andrew Isaacs, won the leading goalscorer cash award. The Leo Lambert Award for the most disciplined team, which is valued at $10,000, went to Top Hill.
Howie Chin Prep School football
The annual Howie Chin Memorial Football Tournament for schools in the parish of Manchester will kick off on Friday, October 3, at Belair High School. The tournament is run by the Manchester Football Association in honour of its former outstanding executive, Howie Chin, who passed away four years ago.
The tournament is divided into two sections: one for boys and one for girls. This year's competition will see six schools contesting the female segment and 10 contesting the boys division.
Belair are the defending champions in the boys' section and Carigape in the girls'. The window is still open for schools to register.
Manchester FA AGM Sept 29
The Manchester Football Association will hold its annual general meeting at the RADA Centre on Caledonia Road in Mandeville on Monday, September 29th, starting at 6 p.m.
President Dalton Wint's position is safe as it is not a voting AGM. Key on the agenda, according to Wint, is a full discussion on the Jamaica Football Federation's proposed restructuring.
Jamalco, Ja Broilers for BH 50-over final; T20 final tomorrow
Defending champions Jamalco and former champions Jamaica Broilers will meet in the September 28 final of the Western Sports/Jamaica Broilers- sponsored Business House 50-over Cricket League following semi-final wins last Sunday.
At Mico, Jamalco defeated National Housing Trust (NHT) by three wickets. NHT 199 all out from 50 overs - Antwaine Stephens 49, Michael Bedward 27, Brian Buchanan 3-29. Jamalco replied briskly with 201 for seven off 38.1 overs - Dwayne Bennett 46, Errol Thomas Jr. 38, Frederick Hermitt 3-52.
At Spring Villiage, Jamaica Broilers, the home team, also beat Continental Baking Company by three wickets. Continental Baking Company 140 all out from 26 overs - Oshane Hartley 36, Oneil Weir 25, Mikail Henry 7-33, Mario Davis 3-34.
Jamaica Broilers replied with 142 for seven - Demsie Salmon 46, David Morgan 20, Jermaine Gordon 3-34.
Meanwhile, defending cham-pions Jamalco and NHT will meet in the T20 final tomorrow, following semi-final wins on September 7. The final will be played at Red Stripe Oval, starting at 2 p.m.
En route to the final, NHT defeated Jamaica Broilers by five wickets. Broilers 123-8 off their 20 overs - national player John Ross Campbell 32, Peter Caballero 29, Shaun Lee Earle 3-32. NHT 124 for five in 18.3 overs - former national player Bevan Brown 45, Chad Hylton 28, Mario Davis 2-18.
In the second match, which was reduced to seven overs a side due to rain, Jamalco (51 for six) beat Continental Baking Company by four wickets. Continental Baking Company raced to 50 for three in their seven overs; Jamalco replying with 51 for six off 5.5 overs - Travis Spencer 17, Ronville Brown 3-9.
The Gleaner beat JPS, JMMB in BH netball league
The Gleaner won their second consecutive match in the Business House Netball Association's Intermediate 'B' League on Tuesday, when they clipped Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) 20-18 at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Sports Club, Ruthven Road.
Goal attack Samantha Barrett led the way for The Gleaner with 13 points. Prior to this match, the North Street girls beat JPS 37-28 at St. Andrew High School Courts.
The Gleaner, captained by Deborah Bennett, led all the way and although JPS outscored them in the third quarter, they won by nine points, thanks to Barrett's 25 points.
Meanwhile, unbeaten Scotiabank 'A' lead the Senior 'A' League with maximum 21 points from seven matches, thanks to national players Marsha Murphy-Dawkins, Naudia Brown, Kameika Sherwood and Patricia McCalla. Scotia are six points clear of Jamaica Broilers, Transport Authority and Scotia 'B' with 15 points each.
Bank of Jamaica with 12 points are on top in the Intermediate 'A' league, while Xerox lead Intermediate 'B' with 15 points and Norman Manley International Airport are ahead in the Junior League with 16 points.
Metrodade dethrone Petrojam in BH football final
Metrodade Security broke the stranglehold on Petrojam's four-year dominance of the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House football competition recently with a crushing 3-0 victory over the recent KO champions in the division one final at UWI Bowl, Mona.
Goals by Jermaine White in the 12th minute, Jeremy Nelson in the 22nd minute and Daniel Roberts in the 89th minute ensured a resounding win for the Calvert Fitzgerald-coached Metrodade in this their second season in Business House football.
Last year, they won all their matches impressively in division two, before losing to Jamaica Fire Brigade in the final at Emmett Park. Fitzgerald said they made up for that lapse big time this season against a star-studded Petrojam team, the outgoing champions.
Spanish Grain Store win division two title
Spanish Grain Store, who were recently beaten by Petrojam in the KO final, rebounded with a 4-2 win over home team UWI in the division two final at the UWI Bowl recently.
Spanish Grain Store opened the scoring through Ranique Muir in the fifth minute, followed by strikes from Leslie Johnson, Damarley Samuels and James Robinson on the stoke of full time. UWI gained the first half equaliser through Kenrick Brown in the 19th minute and kept their hopes alive with a second goal through Renardo Lee in the 75th minute. However, Spanish Grain Store capitalised on the presence of their Premier League players by putting away the match in the last 20 minutes.
Spanish Grain Store whip Petrojam
A hat-trick by Waterhouse Premier League player, Juvaune Benjamin, enabled newly crowned KSAFA/Western Sports Business House division two champions Spanish Grain Store to overwhelm KO champions Petrojam 3-0 in the Raymond Quallo Memorial Challenge Shield match at Alpha playing field on Thursday, September 11.
As a result of this victory over the defending champions, Spanish Grain Store, who were beaten by Petrojam in the recent KO final, will oppose newly crowned division one champions Metrodade Security in the final at Alpha next Thursday, September 25. The winner of this match will then meet the St. Ann Business House football champions (yet to be decided) for the all-island championship.
21 Strong retain Corner League title
21 Strong, otherwise called 'One Way', retained their Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Community Corner League football title following a 1-0 win over Cascade at Waterford playing field last Sunday. Shane Watson scored the all-important goal during second half action. While 'One Way', Cascade were losing in the final for the second straight year.
"I stated last year and the year before that the youths in Waterford needed a better relationship in line with the fact that Waterford at times is known for negativity," said Douglas, councillor for the Waterford division.
"This competition is used to show that there is good within our community."
12 confirmed for Portmore leg of INSPORTS football league
Twelve teams have already confirmed their participation in the Portmore leg of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) all-island community football league.
Andrea Hanson, the INSPORTS sport officer for Portmore, said her organisation is "targeting" 24 teams and the league is scheduled to commence in November this year.
Communities that are desirous of registering for the league should contact Miss Hanson at 843-6851; 313-9460.
The Portmore winner will join 14 parish winners in the next zone, while the 16th qualifier will be chosen using a draw to decide which second place team advances to the next round.
George Lee 5K road race launched
The George Lee Foundation 5K Run/Walk Road Race will take place at the Portmore HEART Academy on Sunday, September 28.
Details of the event were disclosed during a press conference at the PMC Office located at the Portmore Pines Plaza on Wednesday.
The race begins at 7 a.m. and competitors should be at the venue at 6:15 a.m. for pre-race activities and warm-up session courtesy of Fitness Express. Organisers are targeting about 300 athletes from schools, businesses and clubs.
Arnaldo Brown, junior minister of foreign affairs, committed $100,000 towards the event. Endorsements also came from Jamaica National's Troy Bygrave and WIHCON's Judith Bruce.
The late George Lee was the first elected mayor of Portmore. He died one year now and the event is geared towards celebrating his legacy and raising funds for a senior citizens recreational centre, among other initiatives.
Portmore Domino League
Three matches are scheduled for the Jamaica Domino Fed-eration Portmore 'Mental' Domino League tomorrow
Leaders Portmore Lane Tigers (24 points) take on Ken's Wildflower at Portmore Avenue, second place Passagefort United (17 points) clash with third place Garveymeade (16 points) at Myrtle Way, Old Passagefort, while Portsmouth welcome Waterford at Portsmouth Community Centre. All games are scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.
In last week's games, Portmore Lane Tigers defeated Memory Lane 250-227, Passagefort got past Cumberland 250-244, Ken's Wildflower whipped Portsmouth 250-211, while Waterford humbled Naggo Head 250-215.
Ken's Wildflower to host 'pairs' competition
Ken's Wildflower will be the host of a Jamaica Domino Federation endorsed 'Pairs' domino competition at Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge, located on Port Henderson Road, on Sunday, September 28. First prize is $15,000, second prize $10,000 and third prize $5000. Entry fee is $1000 per pair.
Ken's Wildflower are the main sponsors. Entries close at 11:30 a.m. on match day.