Four teams cemented a spot in the LIME St Catherine FA 'Happy' Sutherland knockout football competition. All the games were closely contested, with only Meadows' shock 2-0 win over Bodles, the widest margin of victory. Meadows' win was set up by goals via Donomar Clarke (seventh) and Linton Lambert (70th).
In other games, Rodwood beat Dunbeholden 2-1 through a double strike by Dwayne Peters (88th, 89th), while Andrae Austin (44th) scored for Dunbeholden; Christopher Salmon (28th) and Mark Walters (63rd) scored to give Frazsiers Whip a 2-1 win over De La Vega, whose goal was netted by Oshane Edwards (38th); while Harbour Bay United, through goals by Jevaughn Smith (25th) and David Lewis (36th) eliminated Christian Pen 2-1. Kerome Richards (45th) scored for Christian Pen.
Greater Portmore Primary topped the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary League Netball title with an exciting 11-8 extra-time win over favourites Naggo Head in the final at Independence City Primary School last Wednesday. Greater Portmore, with an 8-2 win-loss record, came into the final as the underdogs as Naggo Head had earlier dismissed them 17-8 and 13-7 in two previous meetings.
Naggo Head led 3-1 at half-time and 5-3 at the end of the third quarter. The teams were locked 7-7 at the end of regulation, but the victors outshot their opponents 4-1 in bonus period to prevail by three points. Meanwhile, Independence City Primary took third place as they defeated Portsmouth 11-7.
Westchester Rudiz are still celebrating their first lien on a championship trophy as they defeated Portmore Lane Tigers 250-240 in the final of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League at Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge last Sunday.
Westchester made the game difficult for themselves as they had a 26-point lead at half-time, only to see Tigers roaring back to put more interest in the game. With the score at 240-236 it was anybody's game. But Westchester kept their nerves and grabbed the title they longed for with a 10-4 run to close out the match.
The presentations were held immediately after the final. Westchester got $60,000 and a trophy for first place, second-place Tigers received $30,000, Passagefort got $15,000 for third, while fourth-place Ken's Wildflower received $10,000.
Colin Fagan, the main sponsor and member of parliament for South East St Catherine, spoke about the importance of the league to foster good relations and unity between the communities in his constituency. On that note, he said to cheers of approval that he will be back on board next year.
Greater Portmore, aided by a 59th minute penalty from Raymond Brown, clipped Hellshire United 1-0 in the LIME/York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two football league at Passagefort playing field on Thursday.Meanwhile, last year's champions, Westchester, tagged Bridgeport 2-0 on opening day at Ferdie Neita Park last Sunday, as Dane Thomas (33rd) and Jason Williams (52nd) scored.
Westchester were promoted in Division one last season. However, poor form saw them being demoted. In the second game of a double-header at the venue, East Portmore Portals and Braeton drew 0-0, with both teams wasting numerous chances. Six teams are down to participate in the competition.
The new-look 2013-14 Portmore Domino League will be launched tomorrow at Ken's Wild Flower Sports Bar and Lounge, starting at 11a.m. sharp.The four semi-finalists from last year will be vying for the Presidential Trophy, followed by the launch at 3 p. m. The competition officially begins on Sunday, December 15, with a full slate of games. Another set of games is scheduled for Sunday, December 22, then they will break for the Christmas season.
Defending champions Mt St Joseph topped the preliminary stage of the male section of the Howie Chin Memorial Prep League in Manchester. Following their set of 10 games, which featured return games, Mt St Joseph ended on 26 points, three ahead of Belair, Emmanuel (13) and Charagape (11).
Mt St Joseph also had impressive statistics, scoring 40 goals while only conceding seven.
The final preliminary game was staged earlier this week with Charagape defeating El Instituto de Mandevilla 4-2. The result ensured Charagape will avoid the champions in the semi-finals.
In the female section, Belair topped the preliminary round - which was contested by just four schools - with 12 points. Mt St Joseph and Charagape ended with seven points each, with Emmanuel on four.
The Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) sports department, headed by Mark Williamson, will be hosting the PFM Churches Domino League during the festive season. The competition gets underway next Saturday, December 14, starting at 9 a.m. at the PFM multi-purpose complex.
Only one semi-final will be hosted this weekend in the St Elizabeth FA President's Cup, pending a boardroom ruling after the quarter-final between Parrottee and Middle Quarters did not materialise. The parish's two top-ranked teams Black Stars and Appleton will now go ahead and clash at Appleton tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Holland await the winner of the ruling after securing their place with a 1-0 win over Round Hill at Lacovia. The goalscorer was Naveed Allen, in the 76th minute.
National Under-19 player, Christopher Powell, starred with the ball, snaring five for 10 as Settlement defeated New Hall by seven wickets. New Hall were bundled out for 92.
Lorenzo Senior was impressive, taking the competition's best returns so far with seven for 20 as his team, Settlement, restricted Comfort to 70. However, Manchester parish team representative, Neive McNally, got six for seven and J. Lewis four for five to bowl out Settlement for 39.
Defending champions Broadleaf racked up 174 for six before limiting Belitiro to 67 all out. In a closely contested match, Inverness got the better of Brokenhurst by four wickets after chasing down 70. The game between Porus and Bombay was not played because of rain.
The semi-finals of the Brumalia House-sponsored Manchester Knockout will be hosted as part of a double-header at Kirkvine Sports Club tomorrow. In the first game at 2:30 p.m., Hillstars will take on Kendal, while half an hour later at an adjoining field, defending champions New Green will be up against first-time semi-finalists Greenvale.
In the final set of quarter-final matches last weekend, Kendal got the better of Comfort 4-3 on penalties, while Greenvale triumphed 2-1 over Albion.