As a result of this win, Eastern, which trailed their opponents before winning the last five games, have won the zone with an unassailable 21 points from eight matches, representing seven wins and one loss. They are 10 points clear of Eagles, Starliner and defending champions Rowe's Strikers, jointly in second.
Results of other matches played last Sunday are as follows: At Olympic Way, the match between Mister C 'B' and Eagles ended prematurely, in dispute, with Mister C leading 5-0. This match will continue from the sixth game at the same venue tonight at 7:00.
Mister C 'A', meanwhile, defeated Olympic Strikers 9-2 to maintain their lead in the major league with 18 points, six clear of Portmore's The Dip in second.
At Bourbon House, Starliner clipped Rowe's Strikers 6-5, with veteran player Winston 'Jubbie' Nevins winning the crucial 11th and final game for Starliner to secure their victory. And Mystix won their first match of the season, getting by Mercury 8-3.
The competition continues tomorrow with Mister C 'B' vs Waltham at Mercury, starting at 2 p.m., followed by Mercury vs Mister C 'A' at 5 p.m; Eastern vs Rowe's Strikers at The Dip in Gregory Park, followed by The Dip vs Olympic Strikers. And at Starliner, Waltham Park Road, Starliner will oppose Eagles at 3 p.m.
Funeral service for the late Alfred Rowe, founder of Rowe's Strikers Skittles Club, will take place this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Elim Apostolic Church, 7 Shortwood Road. Interment will be at Meadowrest.
The Western Sports-sponsored Inter-bank Football League gets under way tomorrow with a dress parade and one-day five-a-side rally at the National Water Commission playing field, Mona, starting at 10 a.m.
This year's competition will be contested by 10 teams, including defending champions Scotiabank, which has won the competition for the past three years.
With the two finalists already known, Christian Fellowship World Outreach and Faith Temple New Testament will try to salvage something from the season as they go in search of a third and fourth play-off spot. The winner of that encounter will likely meet Harmony Gospel Chapel, which produced their best result of the season, a 22-7 win over Faith Temple New Testament.
Meanwhile, in a match last Saturday, Power of Faith defeated Lighthouse 32-17 as Melonie Bailey led all shooters with 21 goals from 28 attempts. Both teams are through to the final, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 21.
Current Manchester FA president, Dalton Wint, is expected to be returned for another stint as the annual general meeting takes place tomorrow at the RADA conference centre, starting at 10 a.m.
Rumours of a leadership challenge by former president, Dale Spencer, were quashed when Spencer endorsed Wint's candidacy during a message delivered at the association's annual awards ceremony for the 2012-13 season at Golf View Hotel, Mandeville, on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, neighbouring parish Clarendon will have its annual awards ceremony on September 26 at Bridge Palm Hotel. Their annual general meeting, which will be a voting one, takes place two days later at the St Gabriel's Anglican Church Hall.
Leaders Ken's Wildflower (12 points) will host Rising Sun in the fourth round of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League at Ken's Wildflower Sports Club, Bayside, Portmore Plaza tomorrow.
Ken's are unbeaten in three games and have played well thus far. On the other hand, Rising Sun, who were beaten badly in their first game by Waterford United, regrouped and lost by a whisker (250-249) to Portmore Lane Tigers. They have a point from two games. Their third match against Garveymeade ended prematurely.
Meanwhile, a battle of Westchester looms as Westchester Rudiz, the more formidable of the two, go head to head with Westchester United at Westchester Drive.
In other games, Portmore Lane Tigers, with two wins under their belt, welcome Cumberland at Portmore Avenue, while Waterford United host Portsmouth United at Gem Bar, Waterford Pathway. All games begin at 1 p.m.
Three semi-final spots are up for grabs in the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Community Corner League football competition. The most crucial game is in Group C as Bomb Squad tackle Big League. Bomb Squad are on four points from two games and they need to beat out-of-contention Little America handsomely to get the nod over Cascade, which ended the preliminary round on seven points. However, they can still advance as the best second-place team.
In Zone B, front-runners Cool Runnings and Jammins, both on four points, have it all to play for when they take on Duncans (zero) and Harmons (three points) in tomorrow's games at 4 p.m. and 2 p.m, at the venue. Harmons have a slim chance of advancing to the semi-finals, but will have to win their game against Jammins and hope that Duncans can produce a shocker against Cool Runnings.
Meanwhile, newcomers 21-Strong continue to impress as they defeated Boston 1-0 to advance to the semi-finals as the top team in Group A. 21-Strong topped their group with maximum nine points. The all-important goal was scored by Michael Stone in second-half action. Boston are eliminated from the competition. Defending champs Oneity placed second in the group with six points, as they clipped Little America 1-0 through a Ricardo Davis strike. They will have to wait to see if they will advance as one of the best second-place teams.
Orville Henriques walked away with the top performance award at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club's (MRPC) latest shooting extravanganza - dubbed 'September to Remember' - last Sunday at its Lincoln Range.
Fourteen shooters took part in the six-stage showdown. Henriques recorded the fastest splits, winning five of the stages, as his dominance was further emphasised by the scores of the next six shooters. Second place went to Sue Ann Henriques, who won Stage Six and had three runner-up spots, but could only muster 66 per cent. Raniel Mendez who won the Street Gun Championship in July, was third at 62 per cent, followed by Evan Grant at 45 per cent and fifth-place Owen Campbell at 33 per cent.
There are three major competitions to be completed for the year. Next month, MRPC will stage the third and final leg of the Street Gun Championship. The Horatio Tomlinson Cup will follow in November before the year closes off in December with Christmas 'Rappa Pam Pam'.
The 2013 awards ceremony for the Top Notch Summer Football League for amateur community-based teams in the Knockpatrick division in Central Manchester was hosted last Sunday.
Champions Rose Hill took home the top award of $60,000 as well as the sectional cash incentive for top goalkeeper. Generation United, operated by Bruce Chambers, and who lost 0-3 in the finals, secured $30,000. However, one of their players, Christopher Dunn, was the toast of the night as he won the two biggest sectional awards. Dunn scored seven goals in seven matches to emerge the top goalscorer and he was also adjudged the Most Valuable Player. Both awards carry cash incentives.
Defending champions Knockpatrick, who lost to Generations in the finals, finished third and were given $15,000. The league is the brainchild of sitting councillor, Clayon Francis.
Defending champions Tuff Gong made it two wins in a row to claim the 2013 Western Union-sponsored Porus Under-15 Summer League football competition, after turning back the challenge of Rising Stars 3-1.
Rassi McKenzie, who was later voted the Most Valuable Player, scored twice for the champions, with Mark Rodney adding the other goal. Alvin Latty scored a consolation goal from the penalty spot for the losers.
Settlement finished third after winning their play-off with Connection 2-1. Goalscorers for Settlement were Kashief Beumont and Yakime Thomas, while Alvin Strachan netted for Connection.
Tuff Gong featured strongly in the individual awards section. In addition to McKenzie, they won top defender in Jovan Young, top midfielder in Courton Wright and most improved player in Mark Rodney. Coach Karay Ramsay and manager Carlene Barnett won their respective categories.
Petrojam emerged triple champions of KSAFA Business House football on Wednesday when they defeated Division Two champions Jamaica Fire Brigade 5-1 in the Raymond Quallo Memorial Challenge Shield play-off between the divisional champions at Tinson Pen.
Petrojam were led by a brace from Jarron Richards in the first half while Fabian Reid, David 'Beckham' Stultz and his brother, Richard Stultz, also got their names on the scoresheet.
The Firemen got a consolation goal through Matthew Kellup late in the first half, as Petrojam led 3-1 at the interval.
Last Sunday, Petrojam won the Western Sports Division One title for a fourth consecutive year, following a 2-0 win over Scotiabank at Emmett Park. The goals came via Andrew Mais in the 28th minute and Andrew Palmer in the 82nd.
Petrojam will meet the yet-to-be-decided St Ann Business House champions in the all-island play-off (home and away) next Saturday.