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Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 3:27 PMRichard Bryan

Portmore roll on in St Catherine Major League

Former national Premier League campaigners, Portmore United, continued their unbeaten run in the LIME St Catherine Major League with a 2-1 win over Dela Vega City. This was their ninth win in 10 games.

Tru-Juice, the team they defeated in the mid-season finals, whipped fourth-placed Christian Pen (17 points) 4-1. However, they are seven points back on 21.

Newlands are third with 18 points, while GC Foster, who clipped Albion 1-0 on Tuesday, have 16 points.

In other results from last weekend, Newlands ran out 2-0 winners over Royal Lakes, Portsmouth beat St Catherine Police 2-0 and Old Harbour Bay United edged Naggo Head 1-0.

Hillstars in Manchester Major League semis

Even with two rounds to complete the preliminary phase, Hillstars became the first team to secure a semi-final spot in the Manchester Football Association (MFA) JB Rum/Captain's Bakery Major League.

Last weekend, Hillstars strode to a 3-0 win over Mile Gully, their 10th win in 14 matches. They have drawn three times and have suffered just one loss, which has placed them atop the overall standings with 33 points. Teveland Bailey and Jermaine Green gave them a 2-0 platform at half-time, before Denzil McPherson scored in the final minute of regulation play. The result was devastating for Mile Gully, who face relegation for the first time since the early 1990s.

There is a keen battle for either of Downs and Comfort to join Hillstars from Zone Two. Downs completed a 1-0 win over Ricam to move to 27 points, four more than Comfort, who trounced Kendal 5-0.

Zone One is led by Georges Valley, which have 22 points. However, Porus are just one point behind alongside Greenvale and Villa, who both have 16.

Two rescheduled matches will be played today at the Kirkvine Sports Club. Georges Valley will be up against New Green, while Porus take on Greenvale.

Clarendon season kicks off tomorrow

The 2015 season of the Clarendon Football Association (CFA) is scheduled to kick off tomorrow at York Town Community Centre with the opening phase of the knockout competition.

This league will involve 20 teams, including Premier League campaigners Humble Lion and Sporting Central Academy, plus the 12 Major League teams, five from Division One and a guest team, May Pen Hospital.

York Town will host two matches in the form of a double-header. The first game at 1:30 p.m. pits Major League team Black Stars against Division One campaigners Morgan's Pass, while the final game will see the hosts against New Longsville.

However, the day's programme will begin at 12:30 with a press conference to announce new sponsors.

Peter Bunting cricket league

The Central Manchester Sports Development Committee, formed from the constituency office of Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting, will bowl off the third renewal of its cricket competition today at New Hall Community Centre.

It will take the form of a Twenty20 competition, with round-robin play in three zones involving community-based teams. Competition rules limit the participation of national or established parish level players. There is also a component that requires the use of schoolboys in all teams.

The top two from each zone will automatically advance to the second phase. The best two of the third-placed teams will join the six in a knockout phase.

Defending champions Comfort will play in Zone A alongside Land Settlement, Broadleaf and New Vision. Zone B comprises Inverness, Ryde, Belitiro and hosts New Hall.

The third and final zone fields Mandeville Police, Mandeville Police Youth Club (PYC), Porus and Central Strikers.

Today's feature match at New Hall starts at 10 a.m., with the defending champions against Broadleaf. Tomorrow, the New Hall venue will host a double-header starting at 10 a.m. with Inverness against Ryde and Belitiro taking on the hosts at 2 p.m.

The Porus Community Centre will also host a double-header. At 10 a.m., Mandeville Police will be up against Porus, while at 2 p.m., Settlement take on New Vision. League director is Brian Sterling.