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Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AM
Digicel Grand Prix's Corporate Area champion boy, Kingston College's Kristoff Darby (centre), recently received a $25,000 scholarship from D&G Malta. Darby, a final year student at the North Street-based school, collected his cheque from Nathan Nelms, assistant brand manager for Stouts and Malta. Looking on at right is Kingston College's coach Neil Harrison. Darby plans to use the money to fund his trip to next week's Penn Relays in the United States.

South Central Confed return semi-finals tomorrow

 

The return legs of the JB Rum-sponsored South Central Confed Super League semi-finals will be contested tomorrow at separate venues in St Elizabeth and St Catherine.

St Bess FC will host Sporting Central of Clarendon at the St Elizabeth Technical High School field while Tru Juice play Rivoli at the Brammy Clarke Stadium in Ewarton. Both matches will kick off at 3:30 p.m.

Last weekend, Rivoli defeated Tru Juice 1-0 at the Spanish Town Prison Oval courtesy of a Kenny Lee 78th minute strike.

In the second semi-final, Sporting Central Academy made good use of their home conditions at the Wembley Centre of Excellence field at Jamalco to defeat St Bess FC 2-0. Javari Brown was the hero netting both goals in the second half.

 

Downs on top in Pat Anderson Under-17

 

Downs spanked Old England 8-0 to move to the top of the Moorlands Development-sponsored Pat Anderson Under-17 football competition in Manchester.

Downs and Ricam Academy both have twelve points from four games but Downs have an overwhelming goal difference having scored 20 goals and conceded just one. Interestingly, the eight goals in their last match were scored by eight different players. In other matches Ricam defeated Porus 3-1 with their top player Marlando Maxwell netting twice.

Porus land Manchester Major League

After years of coming close, Porus finally got their hands on the Manchester Major League trophy after defeating pre-finals favourites Alligator Pond 2-1 last weekend at Brooks Park.

Porus had to do it the hard way, coming from a 1-0 deficit just after half-time and as well to finish the game a man short. After a closely fought first half which ended 0-0, Alligator Pond broke the deadlock in the 48th minute when Jerome Webb scored.

Porus refused to die and equalised when Cedrick Griffiths scored in the 70th minute. With extra time imminent and under pressure from losing a player to the red card route, Porus broke the hearts of the Alligator Pond supporters when Ervin Elliott scored in the 90th minute plus. The competition was jointly sponsored by Magnum and the Captain's Bakery and Grill.

 

Manchester Division One semis tomorrow

 

The respective second leg semi-finals of the Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Division One competition will be completed tomorrow at the Kirkvine Sports Complex.

Old England FC and Plowden will enter tomorrow's curtain-raiser at 3 p.m with hopes of transforming their 2-2 draw. Old England led twice before seeing their opponents equalised on both occasions. They opened the scoring with Oshane Daley's 25th minute goal before Jermaine Austin levelled the scores four minutes after the break. Carlando Anderson then gave Old England a 2-1 lead in the 71st minute only for Neilo Haffenden to save the game for Plowden in the 84th minute.

Los Perfectos FC who will play Silent Hill at 3:30 on an adjoining field. They are locked at 1-1.

Eradication, Links in big clash

Leaders Eradication (48 points) will host second place, Links United (45) in a top-of-the-table clash in the Jamaica Domino Federation/ City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union Portmore/ St Catherine League tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.

This should be an interesting game as both teams have shown good form all season. In other high profile games, third place and defending champions Fort International (42 points) host Correctional Services along Passagefort Drive, and Waterhouse face Ruff Stuff. In other games (home teams named first). Masterpiece vs Passagefort United; Mechanical Strikers vs Braeton All Stars; Memory Lane vs Spring Village; Naggo Head vs Garveymeade; Ken's Wildflower vs Chedwin Strikers; Frazsiers Whip vs Felluchi Strikers and Exceptional International vs Soursop Tree.

 

Guardian Group 5K Night Runs

 

The Guardian Group Foundation 'Keep It Alive' 5K Night Runs, will take place in two cities this year. The Kingston leg will run-off at 7 p.m in New Kingston on Saturday, May 27. A week later for those in the west the event will take place at the Fairview Shopping Centre in Montego Bay.

Registration is now open at all Guardian Group Offices islandwide for only $1,200 for individuals and $1,000 per person for groups of five or more.Visit us online at www.keepitalive5k.com.

To get competitors in shape Guardian Life has started a Keep fit session from Thursday, April 20, at their Musgrave Avenue Car Park.