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Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Maverley-Hughenden's Rodico Wellington (left) battles with Reno's Shamar Bernard during their Red Stripe Premier League match at the Constant Spring football field recently. Wellington scored in his team's 3-0 win.

Holland lead South Central Super League

 

Holland Police Youth Club (PYC) is the only team to deliver two wins in two starts since the new season of the South Central Confederation Super League.

The St Elizabeth side earned their second straight win after spanking Clarendon's Kemps hill FC 5-1. Edward Barrett scored four goals (15th, 19th, 44th and 65th minutes). He was joined on the scoresheet by Shawn Genus in the 86th minute. The lone scorer for Kemps hill FC was Gasord McKinley in the 70th minute. Holland PYC's first win came against Hillstars of Manchester.

Two St Catherine teams highlighted the second round with wins. Tru-Juice, who drew last week against Sporting Central, hosted Hillstars and won 3-0. Dwayne Thompson opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Mano Nelson netted a brace in the 86th and 90+ minutes. The second St Catherine winner, Dunbeholden, defeated counterparts Rivoli United FC 2-0.

Sporting Central were able to eke out a victory against Ricam Academy with a single goal from the boots of Ramoy Parkins in the 39th minute.

 

Porus take Peter Bunting Football finals

 

Porus, playing on their home turf, claimed big bucks, while landing the Peter Bunting Football league following a crushing 5-1 win over Inverness in a final played under lights.

It was a case of reclaiming the title they have now won three times in the last five years. They secured $200,00 for the championship win while Inverness collected $100,000.

Defending champions Hanbury, who were knocked out in the semi-finals, failed to turn up for the third-place play-off against Georges Valley. Those two teams, however, are earmarked to collect $40,000.

The big Porus payday was set up by double strikes from Dalton Davis and Paul Bogle.

 

Cumberland Kick-off Fun day for Boxing Day

 

Registrations are flowing in for this year's Cumberland New Testament Church of God Kick-Off Fun day - a six-a-side one day football tournament on Boxing Day.

The tournament has been dormant in the last two years and hence its return this year is being viewed with high anticipation. All the communities within the Ritches to Spaldings area in north Clarendon are welcomed to participate.

The registration fee is $2,500 but the payday for the winner is a princely $50,000, according to the organisers.

The one-day tournament will be hosted at the Cumberland All-Age School grounds.

Teams willing to register can get in touch with the church representatives at 871-7974 or 336-8633.

 

Frith, Campbell spark in Ron Hamilton 5K

 

Obrien Frith and Britney Campbell won the respective male and female divisions of the third Ron Hamilton 5K road races in Christiana last week Sunday.

The event is organised by Holmwood Technical in honour of their former principal, Ron Hamilton.

The top male walk road racer in the parish of Manchester this year Jon, Oliphant, predictably won his event. His main challenger representing Holmwood was disqualified.

Tomorrow, the spotlight will be on the inaugural mid-island road race at Kirkvine Sports Club, Shooter's Hill, Manchester, starting at 2 p.m. This year's event will honour retired multi-sports administrator Pat Anderson.

 

Rappa Pam Pam Shoot in Mandeville tomorrow

 

The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club will host its final competitive shooting tournament of the year tomorrow in the form of 'Rappa Pam Pam', at its Lincoln range.

It's the usual year-end closure and the indications it will be the biggest turnout of fans and shooters for the year.

In two practice matches this week, club president Orville Henriques and Ellsworth Dixon have shown good form.

The match will feature 10 stages with a round count of 150. All match competitors will purchase ammo at members' price. There will be trophies for 1st and 2nd place in each division. There will also be free food, refreshment and more for all. Admission at the gate is $1,200 for adults and $600 for children.

 

Ken's Wildflower win domino title

 

Ken's Wildflower showed grit and determination to carve out a 250-248 win during a gruelling final to dethrone six-time champions Passagefort United in the MP Colin Fagan South East St Catherine Inter-Constituency Domino Tournament at the Edgewater Community Centre last Sunday.

Passagefort looked in dominant form as they led by 13 points (128-115) at half-time. However, Ken's Wildflower made a remarkable comeback and won in a countdown. At the end of the final, MP for South East St Catherine Colin Fagan, and Gerald Stephens, president of the Jamaica Domino Federation, participated in the presentation of the championship trophy to he winners.

 

Southborough lead Portmore Division two

 

Southborough, buoyed by a 2-1 win over Westchester, lead the York Pharmacy Portmore Division Two Football League after three rounds of competition.

Second-place Racing United (six points) gained free points from Waterford's no-show, while Edgewater, also on six points from two games, have shown good early-season form. Braeton United, also on six points, defeated Three West 2-0 to keep close to the leader, while fifth-place Cumberland (five points) drew 1-1 with Caymanas Gardens. The competition continues tomorrow with five games. At Cumberland High School, Braeton United will play Caymanas Gardens at 1 p.m., while Cumberland face Westchester at 3 p.m. At the Racing playfield, Edgewater face Southborough at 1 p.m., before the 3 p.m. kick-off between Racing and Three West.

 

Portmore/St Catherine Domino League this Sunday

 

The Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore/ St Catherine League will be launched tomorrow at the Garveymeade Sports Club, starting at 1p.m.

The City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union has been confirmed as part sponsors of the upcoming domino league. An exhibition match will be a feature of the launch.