IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
- Scotiabank, The Gleaner in BH football clash
The KSAFA/Western Sports Business House football competition continues today and tomorrow with former champions Scotiabank and The Gleaner meeting in the feature division one clash at Winchester Park, St George's College, tomorrow at 4 p.m.
In recent years, both teams have had some interesting encounters and, with the Ian Barnett-coached The Gleaner having crushed promoted division two champions Jamaica Fire Brigade 9-1 recently, it will be interesting to see whether they can follow up against the 2009 champions in their present frame of mind. Significantly, Scotia were beaten 4-3 by Jamaica Fire Brigade early last month.
Matches on tomorrow in division one are Jamaica Customs vs Grace Kennedy at Red Stripe, Norman Manley International Airport vs Wisynco at Harbour View Mini Stadium, and NCB vs Jamaica Fire at Ardenne, all starting at 4 p.m.
On Wednesday, unbeaten defending champions Petrojam were held to a 2-2 draw by Carib Cement in a division one match at Alpha Boys' School.
- Scotiabank 'A' BH Open League champions
Scotiabank 'A' won the Business House Netball Association Open League competition last Saturday when they defeated Jamaica Broilers 51-29 in the final at the Stadium Courts.
Led by 41 goals from 43 attempts by former national player Marsha Murphy (GS) and eight from eight by goal attack Racquel Coleman, Scotia led 25-16 at half-time and proceeded to dominate play after the interval to win by 22 points. Former national player, Annakay Griffiths, scored 21 points for Jamaica Broilers.
Transport Authority beat Scotiabank 'B' 32-26 in the third-place play-off, Wisynco 'A' defeated Grace Kennedy 26-23 for the Consolation KO title, while Digicel stopped NHT 18-15 in the KO third-place play-off.
- Seprod, Kingston Wharves for BH domino final
Kingston Wharves and Seprod will contest the final of the Business House White Overproof Rum domino final next Friday, following convincing semi-final wins over The Gleaner and Berger Paints, respectively, at the NHT car park on Friday, July 25.
The recent knockout champions Kingston Wharves beat former league champions The Gleaner 152-125, while Seprod stopped Berger Paints 124-110. The final will be played at NHT car park, Oxford Road, starting at 6:30 p.m.
- 65 Waltham Park Road wins church football
Sixty-five Waltham Park Road New Testament Church of God (NTCOG) are champions after defeating Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) 1-0 in the final of the Power of Faith Ministries Church Football League at Dunbeholden Sports Complex last Sunday.
Avon Wright scored the all-important goal in the 71st minute to hand the church its second success in a week, as they had copped the netball crown the previous week. PFM had won the cricket title earlier this year.
- Falmouth's Hill Star mid-season football champions
Hill Star from Falmouth captured the mid-season title after they defeated Maestros from the community of Stettin 3-1 on penalties, following a 0-0 scoreline after regulation and extra time, in the JBW Estate Rum-sponsored Trelawny Football Fiesta at the Stettin playing field last Sunday.
The league is also co-sponsored by Digicel, D&P Fabrication and Maintenance, and fully endorsed by Red Bull energy drink, among other supporters. In earlier games, Albert Town drew 1-1 with Litchfield and Mendez Town outscored Wait A Bit 5-3.
The league continues tomorrow. Matches are 3 p.m. Lime Tree vs Maestros of Stettin, 4 p.m. Police vs Taxi Man (exhibition match), 5 p.m. Hillside vs Stettin Strikers.
- Jones strikes four-timer
Michael Jones hit a four-timer as his team, Wigton, whipped Jammins 4-0 in a Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Community Football Corner League match at Waterford playing field last Sunday.
After the match, sponsor Fenley Douglas, the councillor for the Waterford division, presented Jones with the Most Valuable Player prize for his efforts.
In another game at the same venue, Oneity and Duncan's drew 1-1.
Two weeks ago, defending champions 21-Strong started positively as they defeated Buck Town 3-1 to kick-off the competition.
The competition continues tomorrow. Matches are 2 p.m. Boston vs Cascade; 4 p.m. Harmons vs Cool Runnings.
- Top four clash in semis
The top four teams in the Milo-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association Portmore Under-17 Cricket League will square off in semi-final matches on Thursday.
At Bridgeport sports ground, favourites Ken's Wildflower will put their 100 per cent win record on the line as they battle Bridgeview, while at Portsmouth, third-ranked Greater Portmore will clash with Portsmouth. Both games are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
- Teams battle for semi-final spots
The Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League preliminary round should come to a dramatic climax as teams battle for semi-final spots.
In Zone A, second-place Watson Grove (11 points) have the best chance of advancing, as they have an easy game against pointless Bridgeport, at Cumberland High School. Cedar Grove lead the Zone with 13 points, but their fixture is complete.
In Zone C, three teams, Portsmouth, Racing United and Edgewater, are battling for one spot. All have nine points each, but Portsmouth hold the superior goal difference. Edgewater will play lowly Westport, which gives them an opportunity to score many goals and improve their goal difference. Portsmouth are in pole position, with a simple match against Daytona.
In Zone B, Christian Pen (13 points), the zone leaders, only need a draw against East Portmore Portals at the Christian Pen playing field to make the semi-final. Only the three zone winners and the best second-place teams are assured of a semi-final spot.