In Your Neighbourhood
Generation United tops Top Notch League
Generation United were crowned winners of the 2018 Top Notch Summer Football League in Manchester last Sunday after defeating Belair Boyz 1-0 in the final at the Sunset Community field in Knockpatrick.
Fittingly, the lone goal of the game came from the boots of the Generation United's manager/captain Bruce Chambers. Chambers, who was netting his third goal of the competition, rose above his rivals to head home Oswald Gordon's cross in the 30th minute.
Generation United were winning the league for the first time after suffering defeat in the final five years ago.
Christopher Dunn of the champions was voted the community league's Most Valuable Player. He scored seven goals while providing seven assists.
In other awards, Kemar Green of Central United was leading scorer with 11 goals. Nicholas Ball, also of Central United, was the best defender, Adarie Roberts the best goalkeeper while Jodi Morgan was best coach. The competition's sponsor Councillor Clayon Francis and Mayor of Manchester Donovan Mitchell handed out the awards.
Albion United finished third after defeating Galaxy FC 2-0 in the third place playoff.
May Day High win Clarendon Junior Netball league
May Day High won their first major Netball trophy when they secured the Juici Patties- sponsored Clarendon Netball Association's Junior League after outlasting Hayes Super Stars at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre.
May Day's win was remarkable in that they were behind for the first two quarters of the 40-minute game. They trailed 6-9 at the end of the first quarter and even though they outscored their more senior opponents 10-8 in the second, they were still behind 16-17 at half-time.
However, coach Janet Hunter got them energised for the third and the teenagers from Mandeville left their Clarendon-based opponents for dead with a robust surge to score 13-3 and an eventual lead of 29-20 at the end of the third quarter.
Hayes played better in the final quarter but May Day held on for the win.
Later in the awards ceremony watched by their principal Stanford Davis, May Day also collected the award for the most disciplined team while Oliesha Johnson was voted the most valuable player.
Jamalco triumph again in Clarendon Senior League
Jamalco outplayed Team R of Mandeville 59-22 to retain their Juici Patties-sponsored Clarendon Senior League at the Mineral Heights Sports Centre. Veteran goalscorer Elaine Davis pumped in 26 from 28 tries.
Team R had beaten Jamalco twice in the preliminary round but several of their top players were absent due to overseas commitments. However, the performance last Sunday was a carry-over from the previous weekend when they brought back their big guns and embarrassed Cavalier 52-17 in the semifinals.
The early exchanges were even at 2-2 but once Jamalco moved to 6-2 and then 7-3 midway the first quarter, the game's scoring pattern had been established.
Kerryann Brown of Jamalco was voted the game's Most Valuable Player.