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- Skittles Federation teams for Salem
Teams coming under the umbrella of the Jamaica Skittles Federation will journey to Salem in St Ann tomorrow for the first Super Sunday fixture outside of Kingston and St Catherine, in round seven of the Pattex Cup competition, starting at 2 p.m.
Four matches are slated on a day when the teams and their supporters should make it a day to remember.
The matches slated are Mr C 'B' vs Olympic Strikers, Eastern All-Stars vs Mr C 'A', Starliner vs Watham Strikers and defending champions Eagles vs the 2012 J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof champions, Rowe's Strikers, in the big feature.
In the latter match, both hold a victory over each other and it promises to be an intriguing contest between the two most recent champions of local skittles.
Meanwhile, in Sunday's sixth round, Eagles crushed Mr C 'B' 8-1 at Rowe's Strikers Skittles Club, Molynes Road, while home team Rowe's clipped Olympic 5-4 in Zone 'A'.
In Zone 'B', Mr C 'A' nosed out Waltham 5-4, while Eastern All-Stars defeated Starliner 6-3 to remain on top.
Transportation for tomorrow's Super Sunday fixture leaves Mystix Plaza, 783/4 Hagley Park Road, at 7:30 a.m.
- LIME/Colin Fagan KO
Stung by a surprise exit from the LIME/Colin Fagan Portmore Division Two knockout football competition last week after being beaten 1-0 by Greater Portmore, East Portmore Portals will look to regroup quickly as they clash with free-scoring Racing United, in the second round of matches in the LIME Portmore Division Two football league tomorrow, in the feature match of a double-header at Racing playing field, match time 3 p.m.
The experienced Racing may be too much for Portals, with the likes of
At Greater Portmore Sports Complex, a double-header is also scheduled. Bridgeport face Cumberland at 1 p.m., while at 3 p.m. Braeton United challenge Greater Portmore.
- Gravel Heights win Magnum Football Sundayz title
With a large partisan crowd cheering them on, Gravel Heights emerged champions of the Magnum Football Sundayz five-a-side league with a 1-0 win over Campari FC at Coal Ground, Spanish Town, on Sunday.
The all-important goal was scored by Kamoy Simpson - a penalty - in the 26th minute.
At the end of the game, Chrisna Benson, brand manager for Magnum Tonic Wine, handed over the trophy and a symbolic cheque for $20,000.
"Magnum Football Sundayz ended on a high note with Gravel Heights edging Campari FC. The 11-week event was a huge success and patrons enjoyed the high-energy event," said André Cowan, marketing manager of wines and spirits, Lascelles Limited, the distributors of Magnum Tonic Wine.
Cowan added: "We are extremely happy with the outcome and we are definitely on board for next year. Patrons came out in their numbers to see the exciting finals."
- Church football, cricket in the pipeline
All church sports directors, or their representatives, are summoned to a very important meeting at the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) church this afternoon at 4.
Matters to discussed include the church's participation in the football and cricket tournaments scheduled for this year. Mark Williamson, president of the Power of Faith sports department, will preside over the meeting. The PFM sports department has run successful cricket and netball tournaments thus far, while recently they held a domino tournament which was fairly successful and the PFM president has hinted of bigger things to come.
- Racing, Braeton advance
Racing United and Braeton United advanced to the semi-finals of the LIME-Colin Fagan Portmore Division Two football knock-out competition after contrasting victories over Silverstone and Bridgeport, respectively. Racing roared past Silverstone 5-2
- Travellers set to devour Blackpool
Recent form suggests that Blackpool will be no match for Travellers when the two face off
Travellers have mustered a mere six points from six games in the league, the same as Blackpool, but their form in the LIME St Catherine FA Lincoln Happy Sutherland competition has been tremendous. They recently advanced to the semi-finals of that competition after they hammered Flamingo 5-0 with double strikes from Terrence Sinclair (55th, 74th) and Michael Hurst (81st, 83rd) and another goal from Kevon Williams (29th).
They will play Super League club Rivoli in one semi-final, while Portmore United and Tru-Juice square off in the other semi-final later this month. In the other Division One game, Farm United host Portmore's Dunbeholden at McGrath High School's playing field. Dunbeholden have ticked off 11 points from six games, while Farm have amassed eight, also from six games. Both games are scheduled for a 3 p.m. kick-off.