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Last chance for trophy
Three teams will have their last chance of winning a trophy this season as the Colin Fagan-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football Knockout Tournament reaches its semifinal stage tomorrow with a double-header at the Passagefort football field.
Braeton United, Daytona and Hamilton Gardens did not make the semifinals of the league, and also missed out on the mid-season title, so the knockout crown is the only silverware left for them to try to win. Christian Pen, the beaten mid-season finalists, are in the semifinals of the league, and still have a chance of taking the double this year. Games on are Christian Pen versus Braeton United at 1 p.m. and Daytona versus Hamilton Gardens at 3 p.m.
Westport, Watson Grove cop semifinal spots
Westport and Watson Grove, through contrasting fashions, copped semifinal spots in the e-Service-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday.
Watson Grove created history at Ferdie Neita Park when they defeated already-qualified Chris-tian Pen (26) for the first time with a 3-1 score to place third on 22 points. Westport took the fourth semifinal place after drawing 0-0 with Braeton United, finishing with 20 points.
In other games, Racing topped the preliminaries with 33 points, with a big 5-2 win over Daytona (seven), while Hamilton Gardens missed a semifinal spot when they drew 0-0 with Hellshire United. The first leg semifinal games will be on Sunday, April 11.
Passagefort semifinal hopes dashed
Passagefort FC saw their semifinal hopes dashed after going down 0-1 to Royal Lakes in the St Catherine FA Division One League final preliminary round game recently. With the loss, Passagefort finished fifth and retained 19 points. Royal Lakes ended on 25 points, the same as McCook's Pen, but the former have a superior goal difference.
Wanderers (20) copped the remaining semifinal spot with a 5-2 hammering of Invaders. In another game, third-place Waterford (22) drew 1-1 with out-of-contention Threadways (18). The semifinals will take place at a date to be announced.
Caribbean Strikers, Claremont in final
Kingston's Caribbean Strikers will meet Claremont of Hanover in the April 10 final of the Insport All-Island Community Football Championship, after recent semi-final victories.
Caribbean Strikers took full advantage of wounded Winchester side, blanking the St Thomas outfit 3-0 at the Constant Spring Sport Complex.
However, Claremont had to battle hard as they prevailed 1-0 over Manchester's New Green at Kaiser, St Ann. Striker Rohan Wallace got the goal in the 28th minute.
Orville Edwards Memorial match
The second renewal of the Orville Edwards Memorial football festival will take place on Easter Monday, April 5, at the Bell/Chung Oval. At 2:30 p.m., the Santos Super League team will play Central Kingston, and in the feature match at 4:30 p.m. Santos Masters will play Real Mona Masters for the Orville Edwards Trophy.
Former national goalkeeper Orville 'Tutus' Edwards, died from kidney failure at the age of 53 in August 2005. Representing Jamaica in the 1970s and '80s, he was one of the Caribbean's top goalkeepers. He was a member of the victorious Vere Technical High School team that won the daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield in 1968, 1969 and 1970, and also a member of Santos Football Club at the National League, KSAFA Major League and Master's League levels which ruled local football from 1973 to
The Peter Moses-coached Real Mona team will feature the Murray brothers, Richard, Gerald and Michael, along with
In action from the FX Trader Clarendon Divison One league, played on Wednesday, Tread Light came away the day's only winners.
In their match against Ebony Stars at home, Tread Light came away 2-0 winners.
In other games, Harlem and Bucknor ended 2-2 while Mineral Heights and Longville Park played to a 0-0 draw.
After three rounds of matches, Comfort lead zone one with nine points, the same as Cockpit, while Springfield with six points and Coffalls and Abassian with three each are the only teams with points.
In zone two, Spartan, New Longsville and Rio United with six each, are the only teams with points while Tread Light and Cherry Tree Gardens head zone three with six points each. Free Town lead zone four with six points ahead of Youths with four.
New bridge pair start well
Youth team captain Michael Marshall has been forced to find a new partner in recent months as his original partner is now over the age limit for youth bridge. He has been paired with junior rising star Walter Brown and, in last Saturday's monthly event, their excellent 63 per cent round easily landed their second tournament win ahead of Marlene Fulford and Monica Cools-Lartigue (57 per cent). Rex James and Carmen Levy (54 per cent) finished third.
With the big pair of Rex James and Judy Ziadie reunited for Monday night's leg of the Horace Payne Memorial, the result was a foregone conclusion and they duly obliged. Their 59.09 per cent round was good enough in a blanket finish to edge out the veteran pair of Winston Chin-You and Audley Astwood (58.18 per cent) second with Norma Tavares and Raymond Knight (57.27 per cent) third.
On Wednesday night, Rex James was again without his regular partner, but it made no difference as he teamed with Norma Tavares to score 61.81 per cent and win from Walter Brown, also without his regular partner, but who still managed a creditable showing leading for a long way as he paired with the youth team's head coach.
New Providence Primary Dev meet
The New Providence Primary School Development Track meet takes place today at 36 1/2 Barbican Road starting at 9:00 a.m.
Some 20 schools from the Corporate Area and St Catherine are expected to contest this the fourth staging of the JAAA-sanctioned meet.
Two all-age schools have been invited to participate - John Mills and Red Hills All-Age.
The meet will offer a 4x150m relay for Classes One, Two, Three and Four (male and female), as well as 4x300m relay for Classes One and Two and a 4x600m open for males and females.