Despite losing to defending champions Rowe's Strikers, former champions, Eagles Strikers, clinched the fourth and final semi-final spot in the Wray & Nephew-sponsored Premier League Skittles Competition last Sunday.
Eagles join zone winners Eastern All-Stars, Rowe's Strikers, and Starliner as the semi-finalists.
Eagles were beaten 7-4 by Rowe's Strikers but squeezed into the semis ahead of Mister C 'B': who were beaten 8-3 by Eastern All-Stars in Spanish Town. In other Premier League matches played on Sunday, Starliner defeated Waltham 7-4 in their Waltham Park Road derby, while in Major League action, Mystix clinched a semi-final spot with an 8-3 win over The Dip, and Olympic Strikers crushed Mercury 9-2 to secure their semi-final spot.
The top-four points standings in the respective leagues are as follows: Premier League - Eastern All-Stars 24 points; Rowe's Strikers and Starliner jointly in second with 18, and Eagles, 12.
Major League: Mister C 'A' on top with 21 points, followed by Portmore's The Dip on 15, Olympic 12 and Mystix on six.
The competition takes a break tomorrow ahead of the semi-finals on Sunday, October 6.
Defending champions Scotiabank started on a winning note in the Western Sports Norman Goodison Inter-Bank football league on Sunday when they defeated last year's beaten finalists, Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) 4-1 at Emmet Park.
First-half goals from Jermaine Gardener in the 21st minute and Stefan Bartley in the 34th minute saw Scotia leading 2-0 at half-time. However, Akeem Themstead cut the deficit for BoJ with a goal in the 53rd minute before Denva Davis and Chris Anderson sealed it for Scotia with goals in the 78th and 85 minutes, respectively.
In the first match of an Emmet Park double-header, RBC Royal Bank defeated CIBC/FCIB 2-0 with a goal in either half from Paul Heslop and Rohan Findley. In the third match at the NWC playing field, Mona, Jamaica National clipped Sagicor in a come-from-behind 2-1 win. Sagicor went ahead by virtue of a 17th minute strike from Paul Cunningham, but Stephen Smith sealed the issue with a brace late in the match.
The competition continues tomorrow with two matches at Emmet Park: Scotiabank vs CIBC/FCIB in the first match at 2:00 p.m.; Jamaica National vs NCB at 4:00 p.m.
Petrojam, the KSAFA/Western Sports Division One champions, emerged all-island Business House champions once again when they defeated rural champions, Couples Sans Souci, 1-0 in the annual play-off at the NWC playing field, Mona, last Saturday. Petrojam got the all-important goal from midfielder Fabian Reid in the 38th minute, enabling his team to make a clean sweep of all trophies in Business House football this season.
They not only won the Division One and KO titles, but the Raymond Quallo Challenge Cup against Division Two champions Jamaica Fire Brigade and the five-a-side opening rally.
Petrojam, who defeated Scotiabank 2-0 in the Division One final at Emmet Park recently, is captained by Jothan Watson and coached by Ainsworth Ennis.
Portmore One (Passagefort) will play Montego Bay YPG in the final of the Youth Power Group (YPG) Church Football Champions League after both teams reached the deciding game in contrasting fashions last Saturday.
Portmore One needed extra time to get past Portmore Two (Portmore Pines) 2-1 in their semi-final match at the Waterford Community field last Saturday. Montego Bay YPG had a walk-over, Mandeville YPG.
The final will be on Saturday, October 5, at the Waterford Community Field. The play-off for third place will take place at noon, with Portmore Two playing Mandeville, while at 2 p.m., MoBay and Portmore One battle for the YPG Champions League title.
Leaders Ken's Wildflower (16 points) should maintain their 100 per cent win record when they take on last place Westchester United in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League at Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge tomorrow. Ken's have ticked off four wins on the trot while Westchester United have not won a game in four tries.
In other games (home teams named first): Cumberland vs Rising Sun at the Cumberland Community Centre; Garveymeade vs Waterford United at Garveymeade Sports Club; Passagefort United vs Portmore Lane Tigers at Passagefort Community Centre: and Westchester Rudiz vs Portsmouth United at Westchester Avenue.
All games are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.
Cascade and Cool Runnings will play the feature match at 4 p.m. in semi-final action in the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Community Football Corner League at the Waterford field tomorrow.
Newcomers 21-Strong will clash with Bomb Squad in the opening match at 2 p.m.
The semi-final should have been played last Sunday, however, the organisers pushed the matches back by a week. The final will be on Sunday, October 6.
21-Strong topped their group with nine points and had a big win over last year's champions, Oneity. Oneity went out in the preliminaries.
Group C team, Bomb Squad, advanced along with Cascade with an emphatic 8-1 drubbing of Big League, to finish on seven points from three games. Cool Runnings qualified from Group B with seven points. They blanked Duncans 3-0 in their final preliminary game, with Sheldon Francis, Fredrick Thompson, and Rashane Grey the scorers. Jammins and Harmons ended their campaign with a 1-1 draw. Group A winners, 21-Strong, advanced with a maximum nine points. There was no place for defending champs Oneity, who placed second in Group A on six points.
Georges Valley and Top Bellefield are the only teams with maximum points after two rounds of the 2013 Peter Bunting-sponsored Central Manchester Constituency Football League.
Georges Valley, who started the competition well with a 4-2 win over Hanbury, knocked over the Police team with a resounding 4-1 win. Top Bellefield, who clipped Davyton 3-2, had a close 2-1 win over Content.
The third round of matches will be played tomorrow with double-headers at two venues. At Hanbury Community Centre, Cedar Grove take on Bonito Strikers in the first game at 1:30 p.m. before the hosts entertain Mandeville United at 3:30 p.m.
At Porus Community Centre, Blue Mountain battle Davyton, while at 3:30 p.m., Hope Village face the might of the hosts who started the competition with a 7-0 drubbing of Content.