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Los P destroy Comfort in Manchester Major League
Former champions Los Perfectos showed they have settled since making it back to the Manchester Major League last season, by swamping experienced contenders Comfort 7-0 last weekend.
Los Perfectos have now won three straight games since opening the season with a 0-1 loss to Alligator Pond. They showed no mercy at the Greenvale Community Centre field against Comfort, who had ended the previous week's round in joint first place with Mile Gully. Jamaly Powell, who formerly played National Premier League football with Sporting Central Academy, was in prime form, leading the way with four goals, scoring two in each half. Los Perfectos have nine points from four games but only for a share of the lead with Alligator Pond, who have played a game fewer.
Meanwhile, Alligator Pond's good season continued with a gutsy 1-0 win over Technical Strikers at Kirkvine Sports Club. Gary Clarke with his 57th minute strike sealed the game for the leaders.
The current standings also show Mile Gully and Comfort locked on seven points, Villa with three, and the pair of Technical Strikers and Old England yet to score a point.
Manchester teams struggle in Confed Super league
All four Manchester teams suffered defeats in last weekend's eighth round of the Charley's/JB Rum South Central Confed Super League.
Downs, who will struggle to avoid relegation, were the biggest casualties, going down 7-0 at home to Tru-Juice of St Catherine. Porus went down 3-0 after travelling to Old Harbour Bay FC at the Marlie Sports Complex, while Hill Stars were outscored 3-2 at home by Sporting Central Academy. Dunbeholden also knocked over Greenvale Academy 2-0.
Meanwhile, the present standings show three unbeaten teams in the competition. Black Stars of St Elizabeth hold first place on 20 points after netting their sixth win in swamping parishmates Real Treasure Beach FC 6-0. Vere United of Clarendon have 18 points and are second overall, edging another outstanding St Elizabeth team, St Bess FC, on goal difference. Vere outscored Moores FC 3-1 in their Clarendon derby, while St Bess edged Holland Police Youth Club 1-0 in their St Elizabeth derby.
The final result from the eighth round saw Clarendon's York Town pipping Rivoli of St Catherine 1-0.
Appleton lead in St Elizabeth Major League
Former champions Appleton, who have struggled in the past three seasons, have grabbed the early lead in the St Elizabeth Major League. The competition is not sponsored this season.
The revamped Appleton Strikers from North East St Elizabet, brushed aside Fullerswood FC 2-0 with first-half strikes from Lamar Thompson and Mikhail Lodenqusi. This is their second straight win, having opened with a 1-0 win over Middle Quarters Police Youth Club.
Meanwhile, Middle Quarters PYC gained their first point, after a 0-0 home draw against newly promoted Ballaz FC.
The competition continues this weekend with two matches.
Clarendon Major League under way
The Clarendon Football Association Major League season is under way after kicking off last weekend.
In latest matches this week, Treadlight started with a bang, defeating Original Hazard 5-1, newcomers Football Central blanked experienced Woodhall 2-0, Morgan Pass edged Bucknor 1-0, and Savannah Cross knocked over Comfort 2-0.
Twelve teams drawn in two zones are contesting this year's competition. In Zone A where two rounds of matches have been played, Morgan's Pass and Treadlight are both unbeaten and have the maximum six points. Zone B teams have only played one match.
Games on today:
Football Central vs Morgan's Pass at West Park; Longsville Park host Kemps Hill; and Young Strikers vs New Bowens at Toll Gate