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Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sandals Business House competition

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica: Defending champions Couples Sans Souci were held to a 1-1 draw by Beaches Ocho Rios in a rematch of last year's final, as quarter-final action kicked off in the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House Football League on Monday at Drax Hall.

In the feature match of the double-header, a confident Couples Tower Isle aggregation scored a narrow 1-0 win over newcomers Baking Enterprise in an exciting encounter.

Couples Sans Souci grabbed the lead in the 36th minute via a goal from Dimitri Rose. Beaches Ocho Rios, however, refused to lay down and fold, pressured the champions and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 51st minute when Leroy Marsh slotted home.

The second match was an exciting affair, with Baking Enterprise looking to topple the fancied Couples Tower Isle. A 46th-minute goal from André Harrison, however, was enough to seal the victory for Couples.

Quarter-final action continues tomorrow with two crucial matches at Drax Hall. At 4 p.m., Beaches Ocho Rios battle favourites Gran Bahai Principe. In the feature at 6 p.m., Sandals Royal Plantation go up against Baking Enterprise.

Thomas released from hospital

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):

West Indies wicketkeeper Devon Thomas has been discharged from hospital after a vehicular accident in Antigua last Thursday. Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association president, Zorol Barthley, has said that the injuries were not life-threatening and Thomas should recover quickly. He had lost control of his car, which went off the road outside Pares Village in Antigua.

"I was driving up the road, going at good speed. I tried to overtake and think I steered away a bit too hard and I slid across the road just above Pares," Thomas said.

" They (doctors) say they are going to check first and then they can adjust, but at the moment I can't say if I am going to be out of cricket and for how long."