St Thomas Captain's Bakery Major League
Port Morant United and Seaforth Sports Club will contest tomorrow's mid-season final of the St Thomas Captain's Bakery Major League football competition at York Oval.
The match, which will get under way at 3 p.m., will pit the two top teams of the competition so far, with both teams leading their respective zones on 11 points apiece.
With five teams already in the bag, both teams are yet to taste defeat and have both recorded three wins and two draws so far.
Port Morant United defeated highly fancied Delta Force 2-0 in the penultimate game of the round, before taking care of Danvers Pen to secure a berth in the end-of-round final.
Tomorrow's winner will walk away with $10,000 and the mid-season trophy, while the runner-up will pocket $8,000.
Meanwhile, Seaforth rallied to a 2-1 win over perennial Super League campaigners York United, to set up a mouth-watering final with former Premier League giants Port Morant United.
Despite missing out on the mid-season finale, York United boast the league's deadliest strike force, with Otis Ffriend on six goals and Kemar Smith, five goals, leading the charts. Prospect's Tyson Robinson is third best with four goals.
Portland Western Union Major League
Former Premier League campaigners St Georges Sports Club will seek to claim the leadership position in the Portland Football Association Western Union Major League when they tackle Ujama at Hector's River in one of two scheduled games today.
With leaders Boundbrook (six points from four games) getting the weekend off, St Georges, on four points from two matches, would assume the lead with a victory. Not to be outdone, Ujama, with three points from as many drawn games, also have a shot at joining the leaders should they claim a win in what should be a tough encounter.
In today's other contest, Norwich, which have won once in three tries, can also bolt up the points table with a win at CASE against Manchioneal, which have lost both encounters to remain the only team without a point in the nine-team championship. Besides Manchioneal, which have played two matches to date, the teams are closely bunched with four teams lying second on four points and three joint third with three points.
Snowhill and Buff Bay, who have four points from three and two matches, respectively, have what appears to be a tough matchup tomorrow at Snowhill. Tomorrow's other clash will include Hope Bay United (three points from three matches) against Eagle Strikers (four points from two) at Canewood.
All matches will kick off at 3 p.m.
In matches last weekend, Boundbrook and Buff Bay ended 1-1 at Boundbrook, while St Georges beat Manchioneal 3-1 at Lynch Park, with Kemar Miller scoring twice.
St Mary Captain's Bakery Major League
Grays Inn had a profitable week in the Captain's Bakery & Grill St Mary Football Association Major League, as they won one match and could get maximum points in the boardroom for an unplayed fixture, which would push them to the top of the standings with a comfortable lead.
As it now stands, Galina, which beat Frazerwood 1-0 on Wednesday, lead the standings with eight points.
However, a 3-0 away victory over Rangers last Saturday catapulted Grays Inn to second on seven points, as Khavil Watson (19th, 71st minutes) and Ransford Saunders (42nd) scored the goals.
Further, Grays Inn were slated to face Albany, which have three points, but the team from the neighbouring community across the bridge did not show up before referee Wayne Rogers called off the match at 3:45 p.m. Albany will face the St Mary FA disciplinary committee and if they do not get a favourable ruling, Grays Inn would cash in and likely earn three points, which would make them leaders on 10 points.
The impressive Axum, who weren't involved in any game over the last week, were previous leaders with six points.
Meanwhile, Albion Mountain scored their first points with an entertaining 3-2 away win over Highgate Under-21 in Saturday's other encounter. Juhvawn Abou (70th, 81st) led the scoring for the winners with a double strike, while Andrae Aslam (63rd) and Tafarell Basil (77th) netted for the juvenile team.
The Under-21s fared better on Tuesday, however, when they held Star Cosmos (five points) to a goalless finish and advanced to four points.
Windsor also have four points, after being held to a 1-1 scoreline by Rangers in Tuesday's other match. Dwayne Campbell (29th) scored for Windsor, while Gary Williams' 37th-minute goal earned Rangers their first point of the season.
LIME St Catherine Major League
Five matches are on over the weekend in the LIME St Catherine Football Association Major League. The biggest clash will see Zone A leaders Old Harbour Bay United (23 points) play away to
In another game tomorrow, Black Lion entertain DB Basovak at Irish Pen.
Three games are on today. Naggo Head host Wanderers at Naggo Head playing field; Portsmouth welcome De La Vega City to Portsmouth Primary School and McCook's Pen are at home against Rodwood at McCook's Pen. All games begin at 3:30 p.m.
Petrojam sweep BH football presentation
Petrojam, who went through the season unbeaten, ruled the night at Thursday's Western Sports/KSAFA Business House football awards presentation function at the Red Stripe Vibes Room, Red Stripe, Spanish Town Road.
Petrojam won the Division One competition for a third consecutive year in 2012, the Scotiabank-sponsored KO competition, Raymond Quallo Challenge Trophy against Division Two champions NCB and the Champion of Champions Trophy, having defeated the St Ann Business House champions in home and away matches.
In addition, Petrojam won awards for Coach of the Year (Ainsworth Ennis) and Manager of the Year (Robert Blake).
If that wasn't enough, individual awards saw Aphas Bernard emerging MVP for the KO final against Wisynco and goalkeeper Damion Campbell MVP for the league final.
The imposing Division One trophy was presented to Petrojam's captain, Jotham Watson, by Wayne Shaw, president of the Business House Football Association (BHFA) and Carl Chang, CEO of Western Sports.
A posthumous award was presented by the BHFA to Carol-Jean Quallo, widow of Petrojam's late coach, Raymond Quallo, who died last November.
Meanwhile, NCB took home the Division Two trophy after upsetting GraceKennedy in the final, while NCB's ace shooter, George Clarke, copped the award as leading scorer with 13 goals, teammate Dellon Dixon MVP of the final, while Cavalier's Premier League captain, Girvon Brown of Wisynco, received the award for leading scorer in Division One with eight goals.
Other awards went to Division One beaten finalists Scotiabank (five-a-side champions and most prepared team), Norman Manley International Airport (fair play trophy), Everton Barrett (Referee Of The Year), while Real Mona FC president, Peter Moses, won the Abe Alexander Memorial Award for his contribution to football.
Special awards for five years of service to the BHFA went to vice-president Carlene Edwards, Heather Jackson, Kirk White and Kevan Wisdom, while Red Stripe picked up an appreciation award for its hospitality to the association throughout the season.
Guest speaker was Ian McNaughton, general manager Barita Investments.
Pattex Cup skittles final tomorrow
Rowe's Strikers and Mister C 'A' will contest the final of the Henkel-sponsored Pattex Cup skittles competition tomorrow, after contrasting semi-final wins last Sunday at Bejon's Sports Bar, Hughenden Plaza.
The final will be played tomorrow at Mystix Sports Bar, 783/4 Hagley Park Road, starting with the third-place play-off between Eagles Strikers and Eastern All-Stars at 2 p.m.
In the first match, Rowe's Strikers, the reigning Wray & Nephew White Overproof champions, defeated Zone 'B' winners Eastern All-Stars 5-3 to advance, while underdogs Mister C 'A' from Spanish Town clipped defending champions and Zone 'A' winners Eagles 5-4.
The second semi-final went down to the wire. With both teams locked at 4-4 going into the 9th and final game, Mister C 'A' rose to the occasion with a narrow win over the home team. They owed the win to young Yannick Senior, who kept his composure to beat the more experienced Seymour Bennett 1280-0400, much to the delight of his supporters.
Entries for the upcoming Sistas singles championship will be taken during the course of the day. It will begin the following Sunday.
Ladies pool tourney at Hot Shots
A ladies pool tournament (eight-ball) takes place tonight at Hot Shots Pool Bar, 120A Constant Spring Road, starting at 7:00.
There will be no entry fees for this tournament, but $300 will be charged for re-entry. The one-day tournament offers a first prize of $5,000 and trophy, and will be a regular feature at Hot Shots every Saturday.
Right Stuff hunt eighth victory
Defending champions Right Stuff (28 points) will hunt their eighth win of the season tomorrow as they play away to Colours Sports Club in the Portmore/St Catherine Domino League at Port Henderson Plaza.
Right Stuff are locked at the top of the standings with two teams, Caribbean Classic and Eradication. All have unbeaten records from seven games.
Classic travel to Caymanas Park to face home team Caymanas Track Limited, Eradication should have it easy against home side Masterpiece on Old Harbour Road, Spanish Town. The last unbeaten team, Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), will journey to Eagle View at their original home, Mango Tree Plaza, located on the Old Braeton Road.
The other matchups are (home teams named first): Fort International vs Prozz and Conns; Ken's Wildflower vs Exceptional International; Westchester Rudiz vs Hurricane; Passagefort UTD vs Black Rooster and Correctional Services vs Spring Village. All games begin at 11:30 a.m.
LIME/INSPORTS Primary League
Portsmouth Primary kept their 100 per cent win record intact after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Independence City in a match in the Portmore leg of the LIME/INSPORTS Primary League, at Portsmouth playing field on Thursday. The all-important goal was scored by Patrick Parker during first-half action.
Bridgeport moved to second place with 15 points from seven games in the Portmore zone after they defeated Gregory Park 3-1. Damion Forbes struck a brace, while Jaheim Stephens scored the other goal for the winners. In the opening game at the venue, Waterford were held 0-0 by Greater Portmore. Waterford are now on 11 points, while Greater Portmore inched to 10 points, the same as Ascot Primary.
Greater Portmore cry for support
Greater Portmore Football Club president and coach, Marlon Bent, is crying for support for his players and hopes that lifting the LIME Portmore Division Two football league mid-season crown will lead to increased support for his team.
"My team is ready to deliver. I'll not accept less than a victory as we need some financial support in order to go forward," he said.
Greater Portmore will play Bridgeport at 3 p.m. in the mid-season final at Passagefort playing field.
Greater Portmore inflicted the first loss of the season on Racing United, with a 2-0 win in the seventh round at Racing's playing field on Thursday. Nickerdo Williams and Jermaine Bailey were on target for Greater Portmore.
The win saw Greater Portmore advance to 14 points from seven games, while Racing remained on 12.
Meanwhile, Bridgeport booked their spot in the bonus final after they tagged Window 2-0.
In other games played on Thursday, Cumberland clipped Silverstone 2-1 to jump to 10 points, while a refreshed East Portmore Portals moved to third place on goal difference as they edged Braeton United 1-0.