In Your Neighbourhood
Glenmuir gain pre-season daCosta Cup boost
Glenmuir's 2015 daCosta Cup squad got a welcome boost when they earned $20,000 winning incentive after topping the Knox Cup, which featured five other schoolboy football teams.
The two-day tournament was hosted recently at Brooks Park in Mandeville and featured hosts Knox, Edwin Allen, St James and Manning Cup teams Wolmer’s Boys’ and Holy Trinity.
In the first round, Glenmuir drew with Holy Trinity 0-0 and edged Knox 1-0. In the semi-finals, they defeated Edwin Allen on penalties, before earning their cash incentive in a 1-0 finals win over Holy Trinity. Holy Trinity received $10,000.
Glenmuir also won two of the five individual awards. Kevan Lambert was voted best midfielder, while their goalkeeper, Roger Miller, notched the top custodian.
Best Defender went to Ronardo Nelson of Holy Trinity, Most Valuable Player was won by Radcliffe Dawkins of St James High, while the goalscoring award was shared by Javain Henry of Edwin Allen and Dawkins.
Connection, Rising Stars dominate Porus Youth League
Defending champions Connection and Rising Stars are the respective zone leaders of the Western Union-sponsored Porus Summer Youth Football League.
Connection, who are unbeaten, lead Zone A with 12 points from four games and have already qualified for the second round. Newcomers Sporting Academy are next with nine points, followed by the trio of Tuff Gong, Russia and Villa on six each.
Zone B is being dominated by Rising Stars on 10 points, followed by the duo of Galaxy and Chill Zone, on six each.
Last Sunday featured a double header at Porus Community Centre. Firstly, Rising Star had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Settlement. The second match proved the most exciting, with Villa triumphing in a high-scoring match against Russia, 5-3.
Two matches were also played on Tuesday. Chill Zone were hammered 5-0 by Galaxy, while Connection needed a late goal from substitute Nico Terry to edge Tuff Gong 1-0. Wednesday's lone encounter saw Sporting Academy thrashing Genius 8-1.
The competition continues tomorrow with two matches. Sporting Academy will be up against Tuff Gong in the first match at 3:30 p.m., while Trinity will play the final game at 5 p.m. against Galaxy.
Mandeville to host Street Gun Championship
The second leg of the National Street Gun Championship will be hosted at the Manchester Rife and Pistol Club tomorrow at its Lincoln range.
The Street Gun championship is the largest gathering of shooters for competition as it caters for ordinary licensed firearm holders. No special rigs are required and it features the basic carry-on weapons. There will be eight stages with a basic requirement of 98 rounds. Rounds and other accessories can be legally purchased at the facility.
The stages are typically designed to mirror danger scenarios the local shooter may encounter. They usually range from playing dominoes, driving in a car, lying in bed, watching television, holding a baby or sitting around a table.
The range will be open at 9 a.m. to facilitate practice.
Top Notch Summer League quarter-finals
The second round featuring the first two quarter-final matches in the Top Notch Summer League will kick-off tomorrow at the Sunset playing field.
The double-header begins at 1 p.m. and sees Sunset welcoming Broken Hurst. The second game at 3:30 features the impressive Generation United against Sinclairs' Avenue. The final set of quarter-final matches will be played next weekend at the same venue.
The final set of preliminary matches were played last weekend. The unbeaten Generation United sent Cedar Grove packing, with a 3-0 win, while Sinclairs' Avenue did the same to Star Liner, after registering a 2-1 win. The final game saw Knock Patrick edging Manchester All Stars 1-0. However, both teams advanced.
Scotiabank clip The Gleaner in BH football
Former champions Scotiabank improved their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House division one league, thanks to a 2-1 win over The Gleaner at Alpha last Sunday.
Scotia, who had the better of play in the first half, went ahead through a Rohan Reid strike in the 30th minute.
They increased the lead seven minutes into the second half through Rivoli United’s Premier League player, Anthony Greenland.
The Gleaner gained a consolation goal via their prolific striker, Fabian Nethersole, in the 70th minute, his sixth goal of the season.
Two days later, Scotiabank also made progress in the KO competition, whipping National Water Commission (NWC) 5-0 in the quarter-finals at Winchester Park, thanks to a hat-trick from Nicholas Scott.
Scotia thus advanced to tomorrow’s semi-finals, where they will meet defending champions Petrojam at Alpha, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Petrojam won their quarter-final match on Tuesday as well, drubbing Wisynco 4-0 at Alpha. Carib Cement also earned their quarter-final berth by virtue of a 2-0 win over National Housing Trust (NHT) at Rockfort and will take on Peak Bottling in the other semi-final, at Barbican tomorrow, starting at 4:30 p.m. Peak Bottling had beaten Xerox 4-0 at Barbican on Tuesday, courtesy of a hat-trick from Andre Wheeler.
PFM 'A' cop Church netball title
Power of Faith Ministries (PFM )'A' won the PFM Church Netball League with a hard fought 26-21 scoreline over Equator Faith Mission in the final at the PFM Sports Complex, 10C Dawkins Drive, last Saturday.
Debbie Coghiel was the player of the final, as she shot 22 goals from 25 attempts, while Marva Pearson-Rose supported with four goals from six tries. The top shooter for the tournament, Nickeisha Duncan, scored 18 goals from 23 attempts for Equator Faith.
Faith Temple New Testament took third place as they defeated Power of Faith 'B' 21-13.
Edgewater, Cedar Grove final
Defending champions Edgewater FC demonstrated their attacking prowess as they hammered East Portmore Portals 5-2 in one of two semi-final games, to surge to yet another final in the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League, at the Cedar Grove playing field.
Edgewater's leading goalscorer, Durelle Green, brought his tally to 10 goals for the season, as he struck twice. Mickel Graham also scored two goals and Tyler Dacres added a goal to complete the rout.
Edgewater's opponent in the final will be Cedar Grove, which clipped Portmore United 1-0 in their semi-final. The final will be played tomorrow at Cedar Grove playing field at 3 p.m.
Ken's, Greater Portmore cricket final
Ken's Wildflower and Greater Portmore will contest the final of the Milo-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association (PCA) Portmore Under-17 Cricket League tomorrow at Hamilton Gardens, starting at 10 a.m.
Both Ken's Wildflower and Greater Portmore made light work of their opponents in semi-final games. Greater Portmore, through a splendid century, 107, from Romaine Senior, defeated Portsmouth by 134 runs at Hamilton. Scores: Greater Portmore 237-9 off 35 overs. Senior, 107, Shamar Stewart 28; Faiz Reid 4-52. Portsmouth 103 all out. Christoff Green 40; Chris Graham 3-14.
At Waterford High School, Ken's Wildflower defeated Bridgeview by 161 runs. Scores: Ken's 208 all out. Dominik Samuels, 28, Shamar Irving 27, Raheem Robinson 2-30; Duke Reid 2-34. Bridgeview 47 all out. David Bird 3-16.
Passagefort wins three-in-a-row
Defending champions Passagefort United defeated Waterford 250-236 in the latest round of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League last Sunday.
Passagefort moved to 12 points from three games and lead the seven-team standings. In other games, second place Garveymeade (nine points) stopped Ken's Wildflower (five points) 250-245; Westmeade Rising Stars (nine points) beat Portsmouth 250-234.
Tomorrow’s games: Westmeade Rising Stars vs Garveymeade; Cumberland vs Waterford and Ken's Wildflower vs Portsmouth. All games begin at 1:30 p.m.
Fairview, 65 Waltham Park NT final
Surprise team Fairview Open Bible (FOB) will meet favourites and defending champions 65 Waltham Park Road New Testament (NT) Church of God in the final of the PFM Church Football League this afternoon at 4:00.
In semi-final games last Saturday, 65 Waltham Park NT defeated Power of Faith 2-0 through Mayee Pearson's 29th minute goal and an own-goal by PFM defender, Patrick Lamont. FOB beat Hope & Mercy Ministries 3-1. Jermanie Archer (22nd, 28th, 51st) struck a hat-trick of goals, for the victors, while Hope & Mercy’s lone goal was scored by Jason Williams (34th).