In Your Neighbourhood
Scotiabank beat NMIA in Business House football
Former champions Scotiabank rebounded from their opening-round loss to GraceKennedy in the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House division one league last Saturday when they crushed Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) 4-0 at Winchester Park, St George's College.
Second-half goals from former national player Kevin Lamey, Nicholas Scott, Jermaine Gardner and Anthony Greenland provided Scotia with their first win from two matches.
Another former champion, The Gleaner, won their third match from as many starts on Monday at the Red Stripe Oval, clipping Jamaica Customs 1-0 from a Fabian Nethersole penalty in the 23rd minute. Nethersole has scored in all three matches.
In other division one matches played earlier this week, defending champions Metrodade were held to a 1-1 draw by home team Carib Cement. Darmarley Samuels scored for Metrodade, while Jermaine Freckleton gained the equaliser for Cement. And a double strike from Kirk Newman led Wisynco to a 4-0 win over Fire Brigade.
In a division two encounter, Peak Bottling drubbed JUTC 5-0 with Troyland Williams getting a brace.
Scotiabank will oppose NWC in today's feature division one match at Winchester Park starting at 4 p.m.
The C&D Construction MFA Under-13 competition continues today at the Kirkvine Sports Complex, starting at 9:30 a.m. Six matches are scheduled.
Starz Academy will face Comfort before Mile Gully tackle the recently crowned Under-15 champions Ricam Academy at 10:40 a.m.
At midday, 360 Youth Football Academy (YFA) take on Villa United before Ricam Academy oppose Starz Academy.
360 YFA enter the field a second time against Comfort before the closing game at 4 p.m. pits Villa United against Mile Gully.
Jamalco launch Juici Patties Senior League defence
Jamalco began their defence of the Juici Patties-sponsored Clarendon Senior Netball League with a 42-31 win over Team R of Manchester.
While Team R gave a competitive display against the champions, it was the matchup between schoolgirl team Denbigh and seasoned campaigners Cable Pro which was the highlight on the opening day of competition at the Mineral Heights Hardcourt Sports Complex. In a game which stayed close to the final minute, Cable Pro edged Denbigh 37-36. The final senior league game saw Hayes defeating Linac Transport 38-32.
In the Junior League, Glenmuir High B were no match for Denbigh High B, losing 40-3, Optimist outscored Knox 28-24, Ridgemount ran over Unlimited Girls 36-8, while Portland Cottage rolled over Chapelton 25-4.
Competition in both leagues continues tomorrow at the same venue with the Junior League starting at 2 p.m. and the senior league at 3:30 p.m.
St Elizabeth FA/Hugh Buchanan Primary
Black River Primary and Brompton Primary will contest the inaugural finals of the St Elizabeth FA/Hugh Buchanan Southwest Primary School football league following semi-final wins earlier this week.
Black River Primary, who brushed aside Sandy Bank Primary in the quarter-finals, again failed to have their goal breached when they disposed of Parottee Primary 2-0.
Brompton who netted the most goals of the knockout phase with a 6-0 thumping of Geneva Primary, were made to work hard in a 2-1 win over Slipe Primary. Goalscorers for Brompton were Jowayne Salmon and Renaldo Simms. The lone strike for Slipe came from Conroy Jones.
The final is set for June 18 at Independence Park, Black River.
Watson Grove win 5-1 in Basic School football
Newcomers Watson Grove rushed past defending champions Elim Basic 5-1 in action from the INSPORTS/Chubby Little League football competition at the Ferdie Neita Park Sports Complex in Braeton last Wednesday. Chad Coates (24th and 26th minutes) Rennick Robinson (fifth minute) and Jahshawn Deans scored in the surprise result. Watson Grove, with the win, moved to three points from two games. Aintree lead Zone Three with maximum six points from two games after a 4-0 win over Faith Assembly. Aintree blanked Watson Grove 3-0 in their first game of the season. Robinho Morgan leads the goal chart with four strikes. In other games, Childs Plus clipped Kensington 1-0; Waterford blanked Glowell Prep. 3-0 and Gregory Park and Sabina drew 0-0.
Ken's Wildflower Trophy takes the spotlight
As Domino fans await the grand final in the City of Kingston Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino Major League, a duel will take place tomorrow between Masterpiece and Passagefort United in a play-off for the Ken's Wildflower Trophy, which is contested by teams that finished ninth to 12th in the league. The matches will take place at Garveymeade Sports Club, located on the Garveymeade football field.
Edgewater thump Westport 7-0
Defending champions Edgewater were in a punishing mood as they thumped Westport 7-0 in last Sunday's round of matches at the Watson Grove playfield.
With the win, Edgewater move to maximum 12 points from four games. In other games, Cumberland (10 points) blanked Watson Grove 3-0; Naggo's Head (seven points) clipped East Portmore Portals 1-0, and Greater Portmore and Daytona drew 1-1.
Sunday's games: None: East Portmore Portals vs Edgewater; 1:40 p.m. Watson Grove vs Daytona; 3:30 p.m. Cumberland vs Greater Portmore and 5 p.m. Westport vs Naggo's Head. All games at the Watson Grove playfield.