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Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:01 AM

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side final today

The final and third-place play-off in the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football competition takes place this afternoon at the Foska Oats Oval, 451 Spanish Town Road (opposite Wray & Nephew Limited), starting at 4 p.m.

The competition, held in the Waterhouse community where female superstar sprinter Fraser-Pryce grew up, saw 44 matches being played before it came down to the two finalists - Eurotrend and last year's beaten finalists, Miles.

After 71 goals, a new champion will be crowned in this the third staging of the competition. The final will be preceded by the third-place play-off between 2013 champions Varma Rangers and the 2014 champions, Dark Side.

In semi-final action last Sunday, Miles defeated Varma Rangers 3-2 on penalty kicks after a goalless scoreline in regulation and extra time, while Eurotrend clipped Dark Side 1-0. Kemar Bygrave of Eurotrend emerged the competition's leading scorer with three goals.

The final will be followed by the presentation of awards to the top four teams, as well as most valuable player, leading goalscorer, most disciplined team, and to the dress parade winner, Angola Strikers.

Twenty-four teams divided into four zones contested the competition, which is sponsored by Digicel, for whom Fraser-Pryce is a brand ambassador; GraceKennedy; Wata; TanK-Weld Metals; Sagicor Bank; and NCB Foundation.

The Gleaner, Emancipation Park in INSPORTS TT club league semis

Emancipation Park defeated The Gleaner 4-1 in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) table tennis club league (Division Two) on Monday at The Gleaner Sports Club to top their group with three wins and a loss.

Emancipation Park have now advanced to the semis and will be accompanied by The Gleaner, who were runners-up with two wins and two losses.

Emancipation Park started the match on a winning note when Courtney Hall beat Wayne Lyew 3-0; Hall and Geoge Gallimore teamed up to beat The Gleaner's Lyew and player/coach Selvin Smith 3-2 in the doubles; while Smith pulled back a game with a 3-2 win over Orane Shields; Ronaldo Brown outplayed Gareth Segree 3-0; and Alicia Bennett stopped The Gleaner's Carol Denny 3-1 in the women's match to complete victory for her team.

Portmore outshoot Racing 6-3

Portmore United's second-string team was too good for Racing United as they out-gunned their opponents 6-3 in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League on Thursday.

Toulay McCalla struck a hat-trick of goals, Cleon Price hit a brace, and Aldayne Grant added another goal to complete the scoring for the winners. It was Portmore's first match of the season.

Braeton United lead the league with six points from two games.

In games last Sunday, Waterford (three points) came off the mark with a 1-0 win over Racing United (two points), second place; Cedar Grove (five points) drew 1-1 with Daytona; while Edgewater and Cumberland also drew 1-1.

Board to decide the fate of JDCA final

Caribbean Classic and Spit Fyah will in short order know the outcome of their Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League final, which ended prematurely recently. Both teams were in a heated battle in the final, and with the scores reading Classic 293 and Spit Fyah at 289, Classic showed up late to restart the match, which went into a countdown. Spit Fyah's players staged a walk-out and the game was called off. The executives of the league will rule on the matter.

Mega Angels, Westchester play

to exciting tie

Westchester dropped their first point in the South East St Catherine Netball League after they played to an exciting 18-18 tie with Mega Angels last Sunday. In another game on Sunday, Pro Santos 'B' whipped their sister team, Pro Santos 'A', 24-11, and Express All Stars swamped Progressive Strikers 13-0.

In games last Saturday, Mega Angels thrashed Express All Stars 35-9; Pro Santos clipped Passagefort Strikers 16-14; and Westchester trounced Progressive Strikers 21-3.

Winter Football Camp for Portmore

Overseas-based coach Dean Luthian, a former coach at Portsmouth FC, will conduct a winter football camp for players from Portmore at the Portsmouth Primary School playing field, starting next week.

The camp, which will attract about 60 youngsters in the eight-16 age group, will run from Monday, December 14 to Thursday, December 17. The time for the sessions is from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and registration is free.

Project Winter Camp will see coaches from the USA and the Caribbean using their expertise to take players to the next level. The vision of the project is to be a football club that produces high-quality players, playing at the highest level locally and internationally, with emphasis on building self-esteem and self-awareness.

- Compiled by Orville Clarke and Anthony Minott