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Published: Saturday | February 2, 2013 Comments 0
Racing United's Jason Smith (right) celebrates a goal with a fan during a LIME Portmore Division Two league football match between Racing United and Bridgeport FC at Ironside, Racing's playing field, last Sunday. The game ended 2-2. - Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer
Racing United's Jason Smith (right) celebrates a goal with a fan during a LIME Portmore Division Two league football match between Racing United and Bridgeport FC at Ironside, Racing's playing field, last Sunday. The game ended 2-2. - Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer

  • St Mary Captain's Bakery & Grill Major League

Axum ran out the biggest winners in this week's round of matches in The Captain's Bakery & Grill St Mary Major League, hammering Frazerwood 4-0.

In the match at Highgate on Thursday, the prolific Oshane Dunkley led the way for Axum with a double, scoring at the 20th and 55th minutes. Anthony Lyons, who opened the scoring at the 10th, and Michael Cousins (70th) were the other goalscorers.

The loss was the second during the week for Frazerwood, who had suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Star Cosmos in one of two matches played on Sunday. In the other contest, Albion Mountain and Gray's Inn played to a 1-1 draw.

Two matches were also played on Wednesday, and in one encounter there was no joy for home fans at Dover as Highgate beat hosts Windsor 1-0. Keneil Riley scored the all-important goal at the 36th minute.

In the other game that afternoon, Galina and Star Cosmos played to a goalless finish at Rio Nuevo.

The league continues today with an Annotto Bay derby - Rangers hosting Gray's Inn at Westmoreland Oval at 3 p.m., and in another match, Highgate Under-21 tackling Albion Mountain at Highgate at 3 p.m.

Tomorrow there will be only one match; Albany will take on high-riding Axum at Clembhards Park.

All matches are scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m.

  • Portland FA Western Union Major League

Following their 5-2 thrashing of Snow Hill CC on Tuesday, Boundbrook United hold the early lead in the Portland Football Association Western Union Major League, with four points from two matches.

A double from Jimaal Haughton (69th, 87th), along with strikes from Rohan Smith (10th), Adrian Wright (59th) and Tyrone Brown (78th), accounted for Boundbrook's goals. Jerry Foster (18th) and Kenrick Rodney (44th) netted for Snow Hill CC, who led 2-1 at half-time.

In the other match played on Tuesday, Buff Bay United stopped Hope Bay 1-0 through a 29th-minute strike by Andrew Passley. That victory has placed Buff Bay in a three-way tie for second on three points alongside Snow Hill and Hope Bay. However, Buff Bay have played only one game.

Boundbrook earned their other point in an away 1-1 draw against recent Premier League contenders, St Georges Sports Club, at Lynch Park last Saturday. Marvin Clarke opened the scoring for St Georges at the 11th minute, but Tyrone Brown provided a swift response by equalising at the 14th.

Another match was played on Saturday, which saw Snow Hill edging Norwich CC 1-0 on a 90th-minute goal by Edward Lewis.

Two other matches were played on Monday. Manchioneal CC went down 1-2 to Hope Bay United FC. Manchioneal led through Kesslon Hall (31st), but second-half strikes by Nayib Ellis (69th) and Kevon Biggs (89th) secured the win for Hope Bay.

The day's other match between Eagle Strikers and Ujama CC ended goalless.

The competition continues with four matches this weekend.

In today's games, Eagle Strikers Sports Club will tackle Norwich CC at Carder Park, while Ujama CC will challenge Buff Bay United at Hector's River.

Tomorrow, Boundbrook United will host Buff Bay at Boundbrook and St Georges will host Manchioneal CC at Lynch Park.

All games are slated for a 3 p.m. kick-off.

  • St Elizabeth Wray & Nephew Major League

The St Elizabeth Football Association continues this weekend with two games apiece today and tomorrow.

In today's matches, Holland PYC host Parottee United at Holland at 3:30 p.m., while Round Hill United will tackle Middle Quarters PYC at Munro at 3:30 p.m. There will be a double-header at Lacovia Community Centre tomorrow, when leaders Black Star FC face Burnt Ground PYC at 1:30 p.m., to be followed by a confrontation between Tafari Lions FC and Newell United at 3:30 p.m.

After four rounds, the standings read: Black Star 10 points, Round Hill nine, Parottee eight, Burnt Ground seven, Holland PYC and Young Brazil six, and Newell United five.

  • Pattex Cup skittle semis tomorrow

The semi-finals of the Henkel-sponsored Pattex Cup skittles competition will be played tomorrow with defending champions Eagles Strikers up against Mister C 'A' and Wray & Nephew White Overproof champions Rowe's Strikers vs former champions Eastern All-Stars.

Both matches will be played at Bejon's Sports Bar, Hughenden Plaza, starting at 1 p.m. with the Eastern vs Rowe's Strikers clash. The winners will meet in the final on Sunday, February 12, at Mystix Sports Bar, 783/4 Hagley Park Road.

Eagles won Zone 'A' of the competition ahead of arch-rivals Rowe's Strikers, while Eastern easily topped Zone 'B' at the expense of Mister C 'A', who squeezed through ahead of Starliner on Sunday, January 20, to clinch the fourth and final semi-final spot.

  • Aberdeen School Sports Day Feb 21

The 2013 Aberdeen Primary and Junior High School Sports Day, set for Thursday, February 21 on the school grounds, St Elizabeth, is set to be the biggest and best ever. Aberdeen will stage its annual fair on February 12.

This year, the recently formed Past Students' Association, with the support of the Principal Milbert Miller, who in less than two years at the school has made a big impact, will ensure that the top three finishers from every event gets a prize.

Vice-president of the school's Past Students' Association, Sancia Brooks, said her team wants to hit the ground running with this first real project.

"Our executive is working very hard, and with several donors we will be able to offer a wide range of prizes to the athletes," Brooks said.

Some of the prizes will include sneakers, T-shirts, caps and bags from Puma and adidas. Brooks said her team is also working to sponsor trophies for the overall male and female winners.

Also planned for the day will be video coverage, which will be edited and broadcast to the world via YouTube, an initiative of the past students. She added that the association will be working hard to get a teachers' race on the programme this year.

In the past 10 years, Aberdeen Primary and Junior High has produced two West Indies cricketers in Jerome Taylor and Nikita Miller.

  • BH football awards presentation February 7

The annual KSAFA/Western Sports Business House awards presentation function will be held on Thursday, February 7 at the Vibes Red Stripe Sports Club, Spanish Town Road, starting at 6:30 p.m.

In 2012, Petrojam once again emerged Division One league champions. In fact, they made a clean sweep of the major titles, winning the KO competition, Challenge Shield and Champion of Champions playoff as well. The Division Two title went to National Commercial Bank.

  • Grindley, Holman win pool tourney

Oneil Grindley from Mandeville won the Hot Shots eight-ball pool tourney at Hot Shots, 120A Constant Spring Road, last weekend, while Jordan Holman from Chelsea captured the nine-ball competition.

Grindley blanked Michael Jolly 3-0 in the best-of-five final to take the lucrative cash prize and trophy. Earlier, Holman clipped Marvin Gray 4-3 in the best-of-seven final to win cash and trophy as well.

  • Ash Wednesday for Church cricket

The Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) T20 Church Cricket League will bowl off on a biblical date, Ash Wednesday, February 13, with a double-header at Lime Tree Oval.

Mark Williamson, president of PFM's sports committee, said he has a tentative number of 12 teams on board for this season, and hopes others more will join the competition.

The defending champions are Old Harbour New Testament. They defeated four-time champions Power of Faith in last year's final by 10 runs. The league has a mixture of Christians and non-Christians on each team and fellowship is encouraged at the games.

  • Old Harbour Bay, Black Lion clash

Zone A leaders Old Harbour Bay United will look to extend their lead in the St Catherine Major League when they host Zone B strugglers Black Lion in a cross-zone fixture this afternoon at 3:00.

Recently, Sanjay Harrison (58th, 67th) and Okarye Francis (70th, 90th) struck two goals apiece as Old Harbour Bay blanked McCook's Pen 4-0.

In another game today, De la Vega City welcome McCook's Pen at De la Vega Community Centre. Tru-Juice, who recently lost their first game of the season - going down 0-3 to Flamingo - will entertain Naggo Head in another cross-zone fixture, tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Ewarton.

  • Eradication, Fort in big showdown

Unbeaten teams Eradication and Fort International will have it all to play for in the seventh round of the Portmore/St Catherine Domino League, as they clash in the feature match of the round tomorrow at Gregory Park.

Eradication have 24 points from six games, while Fort International possess 20 points from five games. Other unbeaten teams on show include Caribbean Classic, who have a decent clash against seventh-place Eagle View (18 points) at Portmore Avenue; defending champs Right Stuff against Highlight Strikers at Cedar Grove; and ISCF (20 points) against cellar dwellers Westchester Rudiz at Port Henderson Road.

In other games, Prozz and Conns are at home to Masterpiece; Hurricane host Ken's Wildflower at Bayside; Exceptional International welcome Caymanas Track; Spring Village entertain Passagefort United, and Black Rooster host a struggling Correctional Services team. All games begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • LIME Portmore Division Two football

East Portmore Portals, desperate for points as they linger in fourth position with six from five games, face joint leaders Bridgeport (11) in a LIME Portmore Division Two Football League feature at the Greater Portmore Sports Complex tomorrow afternoon at 3:00.

Portals will again look to their ace striker Keino Walker for goals. Walker has seven goals this season, including both in his team's 2-2 draw with Hellshire last Sunday, while Bridgeport will look to lan Hunter and Nicholas Tucker for goals.

Meanwhile, co-leaders Racing, who looked as if they would run away with the league this season, now have second thoughts as they had to fight to earn a 2-2 draw with a stubborn Bridgeport team last Sunday. Racing play Cumberland at Greater Portmore in an opening game of a double-header at 1 p.m.

At Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton, Braeton United and Garveymeade headline a double-header at 3 p.m., while third-place Greater Portmore (10 points) are favoured to beat Silverstone in the opening match.

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