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Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Retired sports administrator Pat Anderson (right), who was the special honouree at the inaugural Mid-Island 5K Walk/Run Road Race at Kirkvine, is all smiles as he watches Walk winner Natasha McKenzie (centre) collect her award from Mickelia Thompson, secretary of the organising group.

 

Southborough

 

 

stay on top with win

 

Southborough showed resilience as they came from a goal down to earn a 2-1 win over Edgewater and stay atop the standings with 10 points from four games in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday. Rudo Bright and Rushane Lawson (penalty) scored for Southborough.

However, Edgewater bounced back in emphatic style, and stayed close in the race of the top spot in the league as last Thursday they whipped Daytona 4-1 to jump to nine points from four games. In other games last Sunday, Racing United defeated Three West 3-1, while Cumberland drew 0-0 with Westchester.

 

Waterhouse booted by Braeton All Stars

 

Braeton All Stars got the better of the number-one ranked Waterhouse United, 300-293, in quarter-final action of the Jamaica Domino Council Association's Premier League recently. In other quarter-final games Caribbean Classic Classic defeated Giants 300-283; Spit Fyah burnt Right Stuff 300-283 and Bull Bay United eliminated Exceptional 300-265.

 

Sporting Central

 

 

lead South Central

 

 

Super League

 

Former National Premier League campaigners Sporting Central Academy have taken over the lead in the South Central Confed Super League following a 5-0 demolition of Clarendon parishmates Kemps Hill last weekend.

Sporting Central's (seven points) lead on goal difference after three rounds. The St Elizabeth duo of Black Star and St Bess FC as well as Tru-Juice of St Catherine are also on seven points.

The leaders after two rounds, Hollands Police Youth Club (PYC) of St Elizabeth, were beaten at home by visiting Tru-Juice. In fact, it was a weekend of home teams being beaten as Dunbeholden of St Catherine went down 1-2 to St Bess, Hillstars lost 1-2 to Manchester parish mates Ricam, and Clarendon's New Bowens were blown away 0-3 by Black Star.

 

19 teams for Portmore/

 

 

St Catherine Domino League

 

The Jamaica Domino Federation's Portmore/St Catherine League will begin on January 15 with at least 19 teams confirmed. This was disclosed at the launch of the league last Sunday at the Garveymeade Sports Club.

The City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union have been confirmed as part sponsors of the upcoming League. Ken's Wildflower Domino Club defeated an All-Stars team 200-198 during an exhibition match which was a feature of the launch.

 

All set for Cumberland

 

 

Kick Off Fun Day

 

All is set for the Cumberland New Testament Church of God Kick Off Fun Day on Tuesday, Boxing Day.

The tournament features an all-day six-a-side football tournament, where the winners are guaranteed $50,000 as prize money.

The Fun Day is open to communities surrounding the Cumberland and the Ritches to Spaldings area in North Clarendon. It is back after being inactive for a number of years.

The registration fee is $2,000, and teams have been asked to confirm their participation before Tuesday by contacting the church representatives at 871-7974 or 336-8633.

 

Holmwood based

 

 

athletes dominate

 

 

Mid-Island 5K

 

G.C. Foster student Daniel Glave and Megan Thompson of Holmwood Technical were the winners of the inaugural Mid-Island 5K Run/Walk held at Kirkvine last Sunday.

Glave, a past student of Holmwood Technical and who had earlier won the Church Teachers College 5K in Mandeville, held off the challenges of Oshane Archibald and Shakile Onfroy to win the male category. Thompson, a student at Holmwood Technical, won the female category ahead of Samantha Pryce and Anniesha Lawerence.

In the 5K walk event, Natasha McKenzie, a teacher at Holmwood, finished second overall and took the female title by a huge margin. The Mid-Island 5K is the latest addition to a string of road races now being organised in the Mandeville region. Sports administrator Pat Anderson was honoured by the organisers and a presentation was made to him by Olympian and Atlanta 1996 400m hurdles gold medalist Dion Hemmings-McCatty.

 

Ricam defend

 

 

Manchester KO title

 

Ricam successfully defended their Brumalia House/Manchester Football Association KO title after outlasting Hillstars 2-1 in the final played at Brooks Park Complex on Thursday.

Ricam had to secure their title the hard way after being forced to come from behind. Thorn Simpson netted in the 27th minute to give Hillstars a 1-0 lead, but the champions came back forcefully in the game through their prolific striker Romario Rochester, who scored the first of his two goals in the 37th minute.

With the half ending 1-1, Rochester got his second three minutes after the resumption.

The final marked a historic milestone for sponsors Brumalia House Hardware. It marked their 20th year of association with the Manchester Football Association.