In Your Neighbourhood
Christian Gardens, Greater Portmore in INSPORTS Community League final
Christian Gardens and Greater Portmore Strikers will contest tomorrow's final of the Portmore leg of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Community Football League at Dunbeholden playing field at 3 p.m.
They booked their spot after narrow semi-final victories last weekend at the Cedar Grove community playing field.
Christian Gardens came from behind to overcome a stern test from Dunbeholden to win 5-4 on penalties, after playing to 1-1 stalemate after regulation and extra time. Jevonne Munroe (64th) scored for Christian Gardens and Ricardo Boothe (21st) netted for Dunbeholden.
It was also another nail-biting battle in the feature game of the afternoon as Greater Portmore Strikers edged East West Strikers 6-5 on penalties, after both sides remained inseparable at 1-1 following full and extra-time. Mario Wilson (49th) equalised for Greater Portmore, after Jevoh Robert (30th) had given East West Strikers the lead.
INSPORTS St Catherine FA
Christian Ambassadors were one of six winners in the INSPORTS St Catherine FA Masters Football League last Sunday.
Christian Ambassadors defeated Flamingo 3-1 in Zone Two, while Maxfield clipped Spanish Town, also in the same zone. DB Basovak tagged Windsor Lion 2-0 and Above Rocks beat McCook's Pen 2-1 in Zone One, while Eastern Strikers stopped Steadham 2-0 and veteran club Nautica got by Dunbeholden 1-0 in Zone Three. The competition continues tomorrow.
Joy for Cedar
The Cedar Grove Estate community is still in a celebratory mood as their football club won its first York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League crown at the Dunbeholden playing field last Sunday.
Cedar Grove Estate defeated Braeton United 3-0 courtesy of a second half hat-trick from Damion Jackson, that left the Braeton hopefuls in shock. The win saw Cedar Grove collecting one of the most coveted trophy in Portmore football and will now turn their attention to Division One duties next season.
"This is pure joy for the community. We had a mini motorcade as we drove back to Cedar Grove Estate," said Bryan Cunningham, president of Cedar Grove Estate FC.
He added that hard work has paid off for his team, noting that Division One will take an extra effort and a high level of commitment for his players and executive body.
Church cricket league starts this morning
The Power of Faith Ministries Church Cricket League will officially get under way this morning, after water woes forced its postponement last Saturday.
Defending champions Power of Faith International will open their campaign breaking bread with their brother team, Power of Faith Development, in the curtain-raiser of a double-header at the Bridgeport Sports ground this morning, at 10 a.m. Faith Temple New Testament oppose Portmore Gospel Assembly at 2 p.m.
The league will be played in a round robin format and the two top teams will advance to the final.