Thu | May 25, 2017

In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Contributed Several teams line up ahead of the start of the recent Guinness Street Football challenge finals in St Mary. Unity FC emerged champions.

Petrojam blank Wisynco

Former champions Petrojam defeated Wisynco 2-0 in the opening division one match in the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House football competition at Red Stripe Oval last Sunday.

Goals from Kirk Ramsay in the 25th minute and Tyrone Davis in the 85th were enough to give the many-time champions victory. In the division two opener at the same venue, Xerox and Appliance Traders played to a goalless draw.

Meanwhile, the annual dress parade earlier in the afternoon was won by defending champions Scotiabank, ahead of JUTC and Xerox.

The division one league continued on Tuesday with former champions The Gleaner clipping NWC 1-0 at the NWC playing field. Fabian Nethersole got the winner.

Two division one matches will be played this afternoon. They are Grace Kennedy vs Scotiabank at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex and Norman Manley International Airport vs Carib Cement at Harbour View. Both matches commence at

4 p.m.

Eastern, Lady Strikers in skittles final

Eastern All-Stars and Lady Strikers, the all-female team, will contest, the final of the Proprietors' Trophy at Bourbon House, 131 Windward Road, tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. The Dip from Gregory Park and Starliner will meet in the third place play-off at 2 p.m.

Lady Strikers and Eastern are among eight participating teams. In the semis, Lady Strikers scored a hard-fought 6-5 over The Dip after both teams were locked at 5-5 going into the 11th and final game. But, thanks to their captain Pauline Gentles (MVP) and veteran player Jacinth 'Gigi' Kellier, who won the deciding game, Lady Strikers proved equal to the task.

The Gleaner on a roll

in BH domino league

The Gleaner continued their resurgence in division one of the Business House domino league on Friday, May 22, when they scored an exciting two points win over Wray & Nephew Limited in an away match at Spanish Town Road.

In a ding dong affair, neither team gave anything away as they battled to the wire. The Gleaner squeezed home 137-135 to gain a revenge victory, having lost narrowly to Wray & Nephew at the Gleaner Sports Club in the opening round five weeks ago.

On the previous Friday, The Gleaner won their opening round KO match at the expense of Pepsi, while, before that, they defeated Carib Cement in the league.

Jamalco win 2015 Clarendon KO

Jamalco Football Club ended the five-year winning streak of National Premier League team Humble Lion in the Clarendon KO, defeating them 4-2 in the Noel Arscott-sponsored KO final earlier this week.

Jamalco's win was impressive owing to the fact it was achieved at Effortville Sports Centre, home of Humble Lion.

A sixth straight win had looked likely when Levaughn 'Country' Williams netted in the 26th and 42nd minutes for Humble Lion.

However, in a remarkable turnaround, Jamalco took the fight to their more illustrious opponents, beginning with substitute Huggarth Nugent's strike in the 50th minute. Andrew 'Joysie' Isaacs then struck two minutes later for the equaliser. Nugent would make himself the game's hero, scoring two more goals (67th and 83rd) to complete a hat-trick.

Humble Lion had previously won the knockout trophy from 2010-2014. Noel Arscott presented the trophy to the winners.

Ricam, Mile Gully

to contest Can Care U15 final

Ricam and Mile Gully advanced to the final of the Can Care Pharmacy/Manchester FA Under-15 league following contrasting semi-final wins earlier this week.

Ricam stormed to a 3-0 win over Hillstars while Mile Gully were made to work hard in carving out an extra-time 2-1 win over Villa United.

National Under-15 player Marlando Maxwell (two) and Nichari Campbell scored the goals for Ricam.

In the other semi-final Marlon Miller scored to give Mile Gully a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute. Tahjae Green grabbed the equaliser six minutes later until both fought it out until the end of regulation time. Keino Barrett got the clincher in extra-time for Mile Gully.

Juici-Patties Senior/Junior

League netball

With the Jamalco-sponsored Clarendon Open League completed, attention will now turn to the Juici-Patties Senior and Junior League.

According to Clarendon league director, Winston Nevers, the kick-off date will be Sunday, June 7 at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre.

Teams wishing to participate must confirm a week in advance with the league director at 393-3378.

Black River Primary teach Black River Prep

Black River Primary snapped the unbeaten run of neighbours Black River Prep with a convincing 4-0 win in their neighbourhood derby this week in the inaugural St Elizabeth FA/Hugh Buchanan Southwest Primary School football league.

In two previous matches, Black River Prep had whipped Giddy Hall Primary 3-0 and Middle Quarters 2-1. Black River Primary were, however, too strong. Ajay Braham scored twice and Dahmani Miller and Ceon Falconer chipped in with one each to hand Black River Primary their impressive win.

In the only other scheduled encounter this week, Brompton scored a 3-0 win over Giddy Hall Primary. Goalscorers were Ronaldo Simms (2) and Cody Cunningham.

Independence City defeat Greater Portmore

Independence City Primary defeated Greater Portmore by 32 runs as they jumped to six points from two games in Zone B in the Portmore Cricket Association/Social Development Commission Primary Cricket League at the Bridgeport sports ground recently.

Scores: Independence City Primary 130 all out. Dominic Williams 16; Dean Barrett 15; Derrick Reid 14; Tajay Keem 3-18. Greater Portmore 98 all out, D. Brown 18; Dominic Williams 3-13; Jaheem Gregory 3-17; Otwaine Mitchell 2-18.

Exceptional

shock Spit Fyah

Exceptional International sent shock waves through the domino fraternity as they eliminated one of the favourites, Spit Fyah, 300-298 in the semi-finals of the City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Major Domino League last Sunday. In other quarter-final results, red-hot Caribbean Classic made light work of Eagle View in a comfortable 300-248 win; Right Stuff stopped the ever-improving Spring Village 300-296, and Fort International eliminated Eradication 300-295. Tomorrow's semi-finals pit Classic vs Right Stuff and Exceptional vs Fort International. Both games will be played at Caymanas Track Limited in Portmore at 11 a.m.

Morgan stars for Aintree in 3-0 win

Robinho Morgan scored a

hat-trick (22nd, 24th and 29th minutes ) to propel Aintree Basic to a 3-0 win over Watson Grove during the latest round of the INSPORTS/Chubby Little League football competition at the Ferdie Neita Park recently. In other games, Kensington also beat Bridgeport 3-0; Ascot tagged Reliance 2-0; Waterford blanked Harvest Temple 3-0 and Greater Portmore and Silverstone drew 1-1. The competition resumes on Wednesday, June 10.

Church leagues to start next month

The Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Sports Department, the organisers of the PFM Church Football and Netball leagues, have pushed back both competitions until June to accommodate late entries from some churches.

Mark Williamson, the co-ordinator of the league, has confirmed just eight football and six netball teams. New Testament (65 Waltham Park Road) won both competitions last year.

Edgewater whip Daytona 4-0

Defending champions Edgewater turned the heat on Daytona in a 4-0 thumping during the East Central St Catherine Constituency-sponsored Portmore Under-15 Football League last Sunday.

In other games, Naggo Head drew l-1 with Cumberland; Westport tagged Greater Portmore 2-0; and Watson Grove and East Portmore Portals shared the spoils in a 1-1 scoreline. The competition continues tomorrow with four matches.