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SFP six-a-side at quarter-final stage
The 2017 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football league continues today with the playing of the knockout quarter-final stage. At 3 p.m. Youths United will play Small House, and an hour later, two-time defending champions Eurotrend host St Aubyn. Tomorrow, Darkside will oppose Trendsetter and Miles entertain Malhatra at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Akeno Burke of Miles is the competition's leading goalscorer with five goals.
The semi-final games are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 2 and the final for Saturday, December 9. There will be cash prizes and awards for the top four teams, the most valuable player, leading goalscorer, best defender, and dress parade winner, Angola.
Title sponsor is Nike, along with telecommunications giants Digicel and GraceKennedy, Wisynco, through their product WATA, Main Event, and Toyota Jamaica.
El Instituto, Knox in Chin Mem Prep Schools final
El Instituto de Mandeville and Knox will contest the 2017 Howie Chin Memorial Prep Schools Football Competition. Knox were always among the top teams in the competition; however, El Instituto's advance is considered an upset after they were the last of the teams to make it to the semi-finals.
Knox, who will also contest the girls' final, edged the preliminary-round favourites Yabnel 1-0 while El Instituto needed penalties to stop perennial finalists Mt St Joseph Prep. Both teams had ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time but El Instituto prevailed 2-1 on penalties.
Meanwhile, in the girls' competition, Knox will oppose Belair. Belair, who ended the top team after the preliminary round, brushed aside Emanuel 4-0 while Knox needed penalties to get past hosts, Mt St Joseph Prep. The two had battled to a 0-0 draw in regulation and extra time but Knox prevailed 3-1 on penalties.
Belair will start hot favourites after beating Knox twice in the preliminary round.
Mile Gully, Ricam advance in Manchester KO
Defending champions Ricam and former champions Mile Gully have advanced to the semi-finals of the Manchester Football Association/Brumalia House knockout competition, following quarter-final wins earlier this week.
Mile Gully booked their spot in resounding fashion, tagging Clandon Strikers 5-0. Mile Gully, who led 2-0 at half-time, secured victory courtesy of a double strike from Ashani Lawrence and single strikes from Gavin Sinclair (28th), Brandon Gayle (68th) and Kevar Thomas (88th).
Ricam Academy, who hosted Comfort FC at the Greenvale Community Centre, won 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after 1-1 in regulation and extra time.
Maxwell Robinson scored in the first minute for Ricam Academy and Joneer Lewis of Comfort replied in the 53rd minute.
Bridgeport beat Greater Portmore 3-1
Defending champions Bridgeport Primary defeated Greater Portmore 3-1 and took the lead in Zone One with seven points from three games on Tuesday at the Portsmouth field. Rumayne Williams (two) and Jordane McDowell were the goalscorers for Bridgeport's.
Portsmouth are in second place with six points from two games, and Ascot in third with four points.
In Zone Two, Naggo Head Primary are sole leaders on six points from two games as they blanked Port Henderson 3-0.
Kelvin Brown, Tristan Watson and Odaine Range scored for the winners.
Wisynco whip C&S
Wisynco were in a punishing mood as they drubbed Confectionery & Snacks (C&S) 9-2 in a one-sided affair at the Sunshine Snacks playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine recently.
Norman Bailey scored four times while Calbert Coke hit a double. Kirk Newman, Kevin Reid and Sherro Newell scored a goal each during the onslaught. Calvin Campbell scored both goals for Confectionery & Snacks. In another game, defending champions Konnexx defeated C&S 3-1. Shane Neil Lewis, Luke Rose and Christopher Lewis were on target for Konnexx while, Carlos Williams replied for C&S (B).