In Your Neighbourhood
Football Fiesta for Emancipation Day
Hi-Lyte Sports Drink in association with the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) will be having a one-day football rally at Gore Tuca in Portmore on Monday, August 1, Emancipation Day, commencing at 9 a.m.
The organisers disclosed that some 20 teams will participate in the competition, with the winners assured of medals, trophies and gift baskets.
Portmore United win Under 15 title
The league's leading scorer, Jamari Morrison, was on the scoresheet twice as Portmore United defeated Edgewater 2-0 to cop the Portmore Under 15 football league, which is sponsored by Member of Parliament, Fitz Jackson, recently. Edgewater were the defending champions.
Morrison had a wonderful time in front of goal this season, as he scored all of five goals in one match against Westport in an 11-0 drubbing.
PFM Netball League continues today
One reschedule game will be played today in the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Netball League, at the PFM Sports Complex, 10C Dawkins Drive, Portmore Town Centre. Last year's runner-up, Equator Faith Mission, oppose Greater Portmore Open Bible at 4 p.m.
In a game played last Saturday, Faith Temple New Testament nipped Elim Open Bible 13-12. Chief scorer for Faith Temple was Lisa Wilks with eight goals from 18 attempts and Marshelle -Ann Walker, with five goals from 16 attempts. For Elim, goal attack Kimberly Simmonds, with nine shots from 23 attempts and Marsha Austin-Daley, with three goals from 12 attempts.
In the second game between PFM St Thomas and Greater Portmore Open Bible, PFM St Thomas won 23-5 with chief scorers being Shenicka Giddings, 14 goals from 21 attempts and Shantelle Bryan, who scored nine shots from 19 attempts. For Greater Portmore, Bianca Brown scored all five goals, from 12 attempts.
Cedar Grove on top
Cedar Grove stormed to the top of the standings in Zone A of the Pines Imaging Centre Portmore Under 17 football league following their 2-0 win over Waterford last Sunday. The win propelled Cedar Grove to 12 points.
In other games, Cumberland blanked Edgewater 4-0, Rodwood beat Caymanas Gardens 3-1, Racing United thumped Three West 4-1, East Portmore Portals defeated Westchester 3-0 and Braeton United drew 1-1 with Southborough.
Jamalco beaten in Clarendon Senior League
Defending champions Jamalco suffered a rare loss in the Clarendon Senior League when they were beaten were beaten 54-51 last weekend at the Mineral Heights Sports Complex by a plucky schoolgirl team, Denbigh High A.
Denbigh's historic win over the parish flagbearers earned them qualification to the semi-finals alongside Hayes Supreme, Cable Pro and Team R of Mandeville.
In the other Senior League game played, Cable Pro defeated Holmwood A 67-37. The Hayes Supreme vs Team R match-up was postponed.
In the Junior Division, seven of the eight quarter-finalists have been determined. They are Ridgemount, who have won four games; Glenmuir A, with four wins; Hayes Synergy, with three wins so far; and Denbigh B, with five victories.
There will be no matches this weekend as the Clarendon Netball Association/Juici-Patties Senior and Junior League takes a break due to the Emancipation holidays. Hence, the final round games have been postponed.
Manchester, St Catherine are Confed Youth champions
The South Central Confed-eration Youth competitions ended earlier this week with Manchester and St Catherine emerging as the respective age group champions.
However, the contests were settled from the previous round, last week Saturday. Sean Gardner's lone strike, which helped Manchester defeat St Elizabeth 1-0 in the Under 13s, took them to 12 points. That position was made unassailable when news emerged that out of contention St Catherine had defeated Clarendon 3-0.
Hence despite losing to Clarendon 0-1 in Wednesday's final round, Manchester were not in danger of being declared champions once they turned up for the contest.
The Under 15 section was also a done deal for St Catherine, despite 1-1 draw against Clarendon. It was the first time in five matches St Catherine were dropping points in the Under 15 section and they duly emphasised their dominance of this age group, hammering St Elizabeth 9-0 in the final round on Wednesday.
Clarendon will join the two champions in the national play-offs against the other Confed teams, after finishing as runner-up in both age groups.
Savannah, Top Hill confirm second round spots
Confirmation of clear qualifiers to the knock-out phase of the Jamalco Football League is likely to happen this weekend.
Eight teams will make the cut from three zones to the knock-out phase. This will comprise the zone winners and the runners-up, plus two teams across the three zones that will be adjudged as the best third-placed finishers.
Last weekend, the leadership in Zone One changed for the first time in three rounds when Savannah completed a 2-1 win over Invincible. With just one preliminary game remaining for most teams, both Savannah and Top Hill will make the cut to the second round.
New Bowens are already assured from Zone Two, but the contest for the second qualifier remains open.
Sunset's 2-0 win over Juventus moved them to six points, but more importantly, it created a three-way lead at the top with six points each featuring Port and Railroad. However, none of these appear likely to suffer as this zone looks certain to produce a best third-placed team based on the statistics heading in to next weekend's final round.
Bottom-placed Halse Hall (Zone Two) and Harmons (Zone Three) are unlikely to make it to the second round,d but it is commendable that these two are yet to concede either a yellow or red card violation.
NPL striker scores big in Top Notch Summer League
Humble Lion's Red Stripe Premier League striker, Francois Swaby, knocked in five goals as Knockpatrick defeated Generations 8-0 last weekend in the Top Notch Summer League football competition.
The league is hosted each Sunday at the Sunset playing field for teams in the Knockpatrick parish council division of Manchester.
With seven points from three games and another two to play, Knockpatrick have now secured an early spot in the quarter-final round. Sinclair's, however, lead the group with 10 points.
The opportunity still exists for two more qualifiers from this grouping, with Generations (five) and Sunset (four) the favourites at this stage.
Four teams each from two zones will make the cut to the knock-out round of eight teams. Already through from Zone One are Central United, with nine points from four games and the unbeaten Plouden, with seven points from three games.
In other matches last weekend, Plouden continued their march from Zone One with a 3-0 win over Providence, Mandeville United and Hearts United drew 1-1, while Sinclair's won 2-1 over Sunset.