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Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Executive director of Food For The Poor David Mair (left) presents a cricket bat to executive director of the Social Development Commission, Dr Dwayne Vernon. The occasion was a ceremony at the charity’s Ellerslie Pen headquarters in St Catherine on Tuesday, February 21, where sports gear, valued at thousands of dollars, was handed over for the SDC’s 20/20 Community cricket competition.

Southborough, Braeton square off in final

Braeton United and Southborough FC will square off in the final of the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division two Football League following semi-final wins last Sunday.

Braeton avenged a 3-0 loss to Edgewater a couple of weeks ago with a shock 1-0 elimination of Edgewater the number one seed, while South Borough clipped Racing United 2-1.

The final will be played tomorrow at the Cedar Grove Estate Sports Complex. Kick-off time is 3:30 p.m.

 

Big win for Spring Village

Spring Village, a domino club based on the outskirts of Spanish Town, St Catherine, are showing early signs that they can keep up with the big guns, as they silenced Ken's Wildflower 300-243 and notched their sixth straight win of the season and maximum 24 points in the seventh round of the City of Kingston Cooperative Union/Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore/St Catherine league.

Three other teams also have 24 points and perfect records. They are defending champions Fort International, which had to fight for a 300-287 win over Chedwin Strikers; Waterhouse United who beat Masterpiece 300-281 and Eradication 300-250 winners over Memory Lane 300-250. The competition continues tomorrow.

 

Royal Lakes win eight-goal thriller

Royal Lakes and G.C. Foster shared eight goals as the former ran out 5-3 winners in last Sunday's FLOW St Catherine Major League.

The win saw Royal move up the table in Zone A to third on 20 points.

Meanwhile, Old Harbour Bay (24 points) took over sole leadership of Zone A after a clinical 2-1 win over Frazsiers Whip. The victors got their goals through Tajay Baker and Devroy Gray. Gray is the competition's leading goalscorer with 10 goals. In other games, Portsmouth surprised Zone B leaders, Christian Pen (19 points) 1-0; Zone A second place club, Federal United (23 points) were held goalless by De La Vega City and Newland defeated New Raiders 3-1.

 

St Bess, Tru-Juice stay on semis course

St Bess and Tru-Juice tightened their grip at the top of the preliminary stage standings of the South Central Super League following wins last weekend.

Both have kept the joint lead on points for the past three rounds with St Bess clinging on by goal difference. Both are now on 23 points. St Bess added to Kemps Hill's relegation woes by handing them a 3-1 defeat while Tru-Juice ended Black Star's semi-final hopes with a 2-1 win.

Another St Catherine team, Dunbeholden has now seriously entered the fray for a semi-final spot by defeating Manchester's Hillstars 3-1. Holland PYC's 3-2 win over Downs again exposed the weakness of Manchester-based teams at this level this season, The only Manchester team to avoid defeat in the past round was Ricam who managed a 1-1 effort against Clarendon's New Bowens, who are in the bottom four.

 

Porus beaten in Manchester Major League

Porus were displaced as the sole leaders of the Manchester Football Association Magnum/Captain's Bakery Major League after they were clipped 1-0 by Comfort. Torchon Dwyer scored the only goal of the match.

The huge movers of the sixth round were Alligator Pond who handed newcomers Star Zone a 4-0 baptism. Dane Seaton began the rout in the 20th minute for a 1-0 lead at half time. Three goals followed in the second half, with Romaine Samuda making it 2-0 in the 62nd minute then Oshane Nelson slammed in the third in the 65th and Kamarlo Dixon completing the scoring in the 72nd. This win has propelled Alligator Pond FC into the top position in the table on goal difference as the first half of the preliminary round ends,

Villa United who are in striking distance with 10 points, continued the wretched run of former multiple Manchester champions Mile Gully by beating them 2-1. Ajani Laylor found the first goal for Villa United in the 12th minute with team mate Calvin Matthie finding the net in the 30th minute. Defender Ronald Taylor's (75th minute) got the consolation strike for Mile Gully.

 

Clandon take early lead in Division One

Clandon Strikers have the early lead in the Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Division One after being the only team to score two wins from two matches played so far.

Clandon beat Starz Academy 2-0, to add to their opening 1-0 win over New Green to move to six points.

Seven other teams are on three points. In other results from the second round, New Green, with a goal from Owen Whyte's (25th minute), rebounded with a 1-0 win over Silent Hill, and Old England tagged Trinity United 2-0.