In Your Neighbourhood
Mandeville Schools wage huge battle for Prep semis
While the female challenge has been largely confined to two schools, it remains a fierce battle among the male teams to find the four semi-finalists in the Howie Chin Preparatory Schools Under 12 football competition. With three rounds to be played, six teams have realistic chances of making the cut.
Knox lead with 17 points ahead of the surprise packages this year Yabnelon 15. Mt St Joseph are third on 13 points, followed by the pair of El Instituto and Belair on 12 each. Even Emmanuel, who are sixth on 10 points, have a mathematical chance.
The huge movers this week were Emmanuel Prep, who pulled off two wins. First they edged Belair 1-0 before Jerome Brown scored a hat-trick in outscoring Sacred Heart 3-2. Second placed Yabnel had mixed results edging El Instituto 2-1 but lost 1-3 to Mt St Joseph.
Belair, Knox dominate female Prep Schools Football
Belair and Knox will contest the finals of the Howie Chin Female Preparatory School Under 12 football competition in Mandeville.
With just one round of preliminary matches to complete, Belair lead with 13 points, a mere one point ahead of Knox. Their nearest rivals are Mt St Joseph Prep, who have only five points. Two rounds of matches were completed this week. In the first, Knox recorded a 2-0 win over hosts Emmanuel while home team Belair tagged Mt St Joseph by the same margin.
In the second match, Kailoni Black's fifth minute strike was good enough to edge Emmanuel 1-0 while Destiny Maitland who had scored earlier in the week, netted the lone goal in 1-0 win over Mt St Joseph.
Los P, Downs advance in Manchester KO
Los Perfectos and Downs, two former champions in different eras of Manchester football, have both advanced to the second round of the Brumalia House-sponsored KO competition.
Los Perfectos, who earlier this year returned to the Major League after more than ten years, defeated Old England 2-1 in a match hosted at the Greenvale Community Centre.
Downs, who achieved multiple championships in the period when Los Perfectos were dormant, used home conditions well to carve out a 3-1 over lately promoted Technical Strikers.
Los Perfectos' win was set up by goals from Raniel Johnson (23rd) and Jason Givans (50th). Avadean Ellington scored for Old England FC in 26th.
Downs FC's goal scorers were Odayne Vassell (40th), Shorndee Webb (68th) Gary Mcdonald (72nd). Christopher Williams (70th) scored Technical Strikers' lone goal.
Church Teachers' College 5K round up
Runners from Manchester high schools dominated the annual Church Teachers College 5K after the heavyweights from G.C. Foster College made crucial wrong marker turns and ran longer routes.
Winston Jones High schoolboy Tahjay Mullings won in a time of 16:40.10 with Christiana High's Nikiel Reeves second in 16:44.10. Bellefield High athletes occupied the positions from 5th to 9th.
G.C. Foster's Oshane Archibald, who was expected to win, came in at 67th in 20:49.20 after making the wrong road turn and running a much longer route.
There were no such problems in the walk category where Duwell Allen crossed the line first in 23:00.30, ahead of Gladstone Johnson and Jon Saleen Oliphant. Local walk queen Natasha McKenzie remained unbeaten on the circuit this year posting 29 minutes to land the female category.
Portsmouth swamp Ascot 15-1
Defending champions Portsmouth made light work of Ascot Primary as they swamped their opponents, 15-1, as action got under way in Zone One in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League last Wednesday.
Portsmouth's goal attack Tanice Green netted 10 goals, and Tiffany Spence scored five goals.
In another game at the venue, Belmont Park hammered Kensington 12-1.
In Zone Two, Naggo Head Primary rushed past Waterford Primary 12-1.
Naggo Head's goalshoot Anneiacia McDonald scored six goals, while,
Goal attacks, Olivia St Johns (three), and Chris-Ann Watson (three) scored the remaining goals for their team. In the feature game at the venue host school Independence City Primary played out an exciting 2-2 tie with Bridgeport Primary.
Naggo Head outscore Waterford 4-2
A double strike by Kirk Fletcher, and a goal apiece from Kajae Fletcher and Roshaun Campbell, led last year's beaten finalists Naggo Head to a 4-2 win over home team Waterford in the second round of games in Zone Two of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary schools football.
In Zone One, the three games of a triple-header at the Portsmouth Primary School ended in 2-1 results. Last year's third-place team, Portsmouth, clipped Ascot 2-1, as Delano Smith (penalty), and nine year-old Earl Dennis were on target. Bridgeport defeated Southborough 2-1 and Greater Portmore beat 2-1.
The competition continues next Tuesday, November 14.