Lovetta Jones a safe banker

first_imgThe Pick-9 starts anew at Caymanas Park tomorrow after it was caught by a lucky punter, who walked away with a cool million. He also bagged two of the late Super-6 for another $200,000. We look at the first Super-6, which commences with an 800-metre race over the straight for $180,000 claimers to be contested by eight starters. The winner is almost sure to come from the trio of LOVETTA JONES, ROLEX, and the recent post-to-post winner MIRACLE RECOVERY under title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen. ROLEX and LOVETTA JONES have both beaten better in the not too distant past and appear to have a bit more class than the Michael Beecham-trained MIRACLE RECOVERY. However, MIRACLE RECOVERY not only loves the straight, but her current fitness is not in question. Preference, however, is for LOVETTA JONES, who was not disgraced when finishing 63/4 lengths fourth to AUNT HILDA over the straight five course on September 9, this on a $250,000 claiming tag. RUNNER RUNNER, who has been knocking loudly at the door in recent races, finishing second in his last two, should go one better in the second race over the round-five course for maiden four-year-olds and up. With leading jockey Shane Ellis prevailing with the ride, the Spencer Chung-trained 4-y-o colt looks the most likely to succeed in the eight-strong field and should open his account at the expense of LUCKYBEGOOD (Henry up) and AWESOME ROCKET. Next on the programme is the annual renewal of the Winnie Anglin Memorial Cup to be contested by nine native-bred two-year-old fillies. It will more than likely come down to a straight fight between the well-forward debutante PERFECT ASSET, to be ridden by Halledeen for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, and the Philip Feanny-trained SORRENTINO’S STAR (Paul Francis up), who was second to FUTURE KING on her September 5 debut over 1100 metres. A bay filly by Seeking The Glory out of Fattie Bum Bum, PERFECT ASSET looked easy when galloping from the gate in 1:01.3 by 47.0 on Monday morning and should open her account right away. NATASHADONTPLAY (Chal-rick Budhai up), who went close in her last two races, is preferred to main rival HOLIDAY WEEKEND (Walker up) in the fourth race over a mile to be contested by eight starters. Then take STERRI’S CHOICE (Walker aboard), a narrow loser to BRAHMOS over 1100 metres last Saturday, to upstage DOOLAHIN (Ellis up) in the fifth race for the Donald Tankoy Cup over 1300 metres run in memory of the former CTL executive manager, who died in September, 2008. And close the programme with LIGHT BRIGADE under in-form Jevanne Erwin in the sixth race for $180,000 conditional claimers over 1400 metres. With the trip now ideal, LIGHT BRIGADE, who was unplaced behind dead-heaters FRANKENSTORM and NEVER GIVE UP over the round-five course last Saturday, returns under new management, moving from trainer Lawrence Freemantle to Steven Todd, and given this milder pace, gets the nod over TOKICO and JOHN D LINJAH. likely to succeed FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES (1) LOVETTA JONES (2) RUNNER RUNNER/ LUCKYBEGOOD (3) PERFECT ASSET/ SORRENTINO’S STAR (4) NATASHADONTPLAY (5) STERRI’S CHOICE/ DOOLAHIN (6) LIGHT BRIGADE/ TOKICOlast_img read more

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Burrowes tops Liguanea Open Squash

first_imgTournament favourite Bruce Burrowes rallied from a game down to win the 2015 Liguanea Open Squash Tournament, which was played at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston over the weekend.As Jamaica’s number three, Burrowes was the highest-ranked of the tournament’s 56 entrants. However, the senior national team player could take nothing for granted as the competition’s handicap structure gave every player a chance to win the title.In the final, Burrowes went head-to-head with All Jamaica Under 17 champion Tahjia Lumley, who created the tournament’s biggest upset when he eliminated defending champion Ashante Smith in the semi-finals.The in-form junior seemed set to cause more trouble when he won the first game. However, Burrowes broke even after winning a closely contested second game and went on to seal the deal 15-21, 21-20, 21-18, 21-18.”I knew it wasn’t going to be a walkover because Tahjia is a fighter, but once I shook off losing the first game, I just settled down and focused on playing each point, and I came out ahead,” said Burrowes.Burrowes and Lumley won one year and six month’s membership at the Liguanea Club, respectively. The membership allows them access to the club’s extensive sports, lifestyle and wellness facilities, including the gym, full-service spa, tennis and squash courts as well as the dining rooms and members’ lounge.Third place went to Mario O’Connor, and the Don Williams Award for sportsmanship went to veteran Ray Binnie.last_img read more

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Help Jordan Foote of Holy Trinity High School

first_img jolted Last year, the death of 17-year-old Jamaican, Cavahn McKenzie, at the end of a cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago, jolted us all. His death by heart-related problems put us all face to face with one of the major threats to Jamaican lives. Jordan’s plight falls into that category. Thankfully, the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) and St Catherine Cricket Club have come to Jordan’s aid. It’s commendable and logical that the PLCA, a football organisation, would help. But it’s a sign of how Jordan’s case has touched people that a cricket club would leave the crease to assist. St Catherine won the recently concluded national 50-over title and have graciously pledged a portion of their $500,000 prize money to help the Holy Trinity student/footballer. It’s the kind of help Jordan can really use. Cancer care is hugely expensive and strength of cash is a huge contributor to survival. That’s probably an additional reason that cancer kills so many Jamaicans. In his favour, Jordan is young and fit. I’m no doctor, but with help and the right treatment, he has a chance. Hopefully, other entities will come to his side. Track and field standout Novlene Williams-Mills fought her battle with her family at her side. Together, they produced heart-warming results. Jordan Foote and his family have reached out for help. As a nation, we dare not let him down. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980. The Jordan Foote story is a tear-jerker. Instead of enjoying his last year of high school football eligibility, Foote has been stricken by cancer. The Holy Trinity High School standout has fought many battles on the field of play. Now, he is fighting for his life. When we watch, read, and listen to our favourite sports, we escape the cares of the world. During that game or meet, it doesn’t matter that the dollar is going for US$119 to one or that crime statistics are high. However, every now and again comes a set of circumstances that remove sport from the realm of entertainment.last_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgcompetitionsDefending champions Jamalco are kings of Business House cricket once again,having beaten W.B. Foundation by six wickets in the recent Western Sports/Reggae Jammin 50-over final at the Red Stripe Oval to retain the trophy.Jamalco, with exciting young players such as Pete Salmon and Tino Osbourne in their line-up, dismissed W.B. Foundation for 100 in 36 overs. Errol Thomas took four wickets for 11 runs as JDF Senior Cup player Rasheed Ottar top-scored with 43.Jamalco replied with 103 for four as Thomas capped a fine all-round performance with 44.Earlier, Jamalco defeated NHT in the limited overs KO final at the Red Stripe Oval to retain the first of their two titles. The team is captained by all-rounder Kirk Gordon.Lamey’s hat-trick leads Scotia to Champion of Champions titleA hat-trick by former national striker Kevin Lamey piloted league champions Scotiabank to a resounding 6-0 win over KO champions NCB in the Western Sports/JNBS Norman Goodison Inter-Bank Champion of Champions final at Winchester Park, St George’s College, last Sunday.Lamey opened the scoring in the 19th minute, having latched on to a cross from Kenroy Howell and shot past goalkeeper Levor Williams.The former Waterhouse striker made it 2 – just two minutes later – and completed the hat-trick early in the second half, while the rout continued with Howell scoring in the 75th minute, Kemar Cummings in the 86th and Raymond Williamson joined the party a minute later. Lamey capped the Man of the Match Award.Spit Fyah, Classic finalRed-hot Spit Fyah go into the Jamaica Domino Council Association final full of confidence as they face arch-rivals Caribbean Classic at Portmore HEART College of Construction Services in Portmore tomorrow, starting at 11 a.m.Spit Fyah, captained by Javlin James, the former captain of multiple champions Caribbean Classic, have beaten Classic twice this season; once in League action and the other in the mid-season final. The Classic team is captained by Rupert Pryce.In semi-final action, last Sunday. Spit Fyah turned back Waterhouse United 300-253, while Caribbean Classic trampled Giants 300-196.Braeton outshoot Edgewater 4-3Braeton United outshot Edgewater 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller as action got under way in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Knock-out football competition last Sunday.In other games, Racing United eliminated Daytona 1-0, Cedar Grove had a similar 1-0 win over Waterford, while Cumberland booted out Southborough 7-6 on penalties after regulation and extra time couldn’t break the 2-2 deadlock.Portmore Division Two League returnsThe York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League returns with four matches between today and tomorrow.At Racing Field today, newcomers Portmore United’s Under-20 squad take on Racing United at 3 p.m. There is a scheduled double-header at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex. At 1 p.m. Braeton United oppose Daytona and at 3 p.m. Cedar Grove tackle Southborough.The league had been paused to facilitate the knockout competition.South East St Catherine Netball LeagueThe constituency of South East St Catherine (SES) is again buzzing after the launch of a netball league, which is a collaborative effort between the member of parliament for SES and the Social Development Commission.In recent games, Westchester humbled Pro-Santos A 27-6 and Pro-Santos B rolled over Express All-Stars 18-8. Games continue today and tomorrow.Lincoln ‘Happy’ Sutherland KOThe St Catherine FA Lincoln ‘Happy’ Sutherland Knockout football competition’s first round continues today with five matches. Dunbeholden host Watson Grove in an all-Portmore clash at Dunbeholden, Portsmouth welcome De La Vega City at Portsmouth Primary, Christian Pen entertain Hellshire United at Christian Pen; Royal Lakes await East Portmore Portals at Lime Tree Oval and McCooks Pen battle Bodles at McCooks Pen. All games begin at 3 p.m.Rivoli United are the defending champions for the competition, which was launched on Thursday night. The competition is named in honour of ‘Happy’ Sutherland, a former president of the St Catherine Football Association. Passagefort United wins fifth titlePassagefort United retained their title – their fifth overall – in the final of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, at Edgewater Community Centre, last Sunday. Passagefort defeated arch-rivals Ken’s Wildflower 250-233 in an exciting encounter.Passagefort, which led by 21 points (127-106) at half-time, survived a couple of mini runs by their opponents in second-half action before cruising to victory in the latter stages of the match. At the end of the match, Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine, Fagan, handed over the winners’ trophy and a cheque for $60,000.Second-place Ken’s Wildflower pocketed $30,000, third-place Waterford $15,000; while fourth-place Westchester Rising Stars collected $10,000.Fagan said the competition affords him a forum where he can speak one-on-one with some members of his constituency. He also said that persons from different social and political backgrounds are able to interact thus unearthing lasting friendshipsRed Stripe pooltourney on todayRed Stripe will this weekend sponsor the two-day Ultimate B & C class (Handicap) pool tournament at the Hot Shots Sports Bar and Grill, 120 Constant Spring Road, today and tomorrow, starting at 4:00 p.m. on both days.The tournament offers a first prize of $50,000 and trophy, second $16,000 and trophy, third $8,000 and trophy and fourth $4,000.Players finishing from fifth to eighth place will each receive $2,500 and from ninth to 16th place, $1,500.Registration and the draw close today at 3:00 p.m. Entry fee is $1,800 male, $1,200 for female players, and late entry for men $2,000. One re-entry will be allowed, conditions apply. Contact Leslie ‘Toothpick’ Puranda at 279-4543.Jamalco dominate BH cricketlast_img read more

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Horse Racing Results

first_imgTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. RIO COBRE OWalker 55.02. *EDISON DaneNelson 54.0 2L3. LADY SHANKARI AChatrie 51.0 1L4. MISS JUANITA OWhite 51.0 4LLate scratch : #1 DWAYNE STARWIN: $90.00Final Time : 0:59.3 Splits : 22.3, 45.4, ,Winner : 8yo dk b/br horse – CHELSEY CAT out of CHELSEY’S FINEST byTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & DERRICK C. SMITHBred by NANCY C. SHUFORDQuinella : (2,6) $72.00 Exacta : (6-2) $123.00Trifecta : (6-2-5) $390.00Race 2 1500 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,000-$210,000)/ NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. *LEGENDARY PLEASURE LSteadman3 54.02. #1 PERSIAN BELLE JErwin 56.0 2 1/4L3. #6 PLAY STATION SMuir 52.5 3/4L4. #8 TECHNOCAT DDawkins4 49.0 4 1/2LWIN: $166.00PLACE: $73.00, $68.00, $113.00Final Time : 1:36.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:13.0,Winner : 6yo ch horse – WAR MARSHALL out of FIGHT FOR PLEASURE by FIGHT OVERTrainer : CHIN,WILFRED A Owner : THE BUSINESSMANBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,9) $200.00 Exacta : (9-1) $486.00D/E : (6-9) $308.00Superfecta : (9-1-6-8) $1,412.00Race 3 1500 M (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. MY FAVORITE DANCER AMartin 54.02. *QUEEN OF THE TOWN JErwin 55.0 1 1/4L3. THEGREATALLIANCE DBadaloo 54.0 1 1/4L4. MR. MUSMAKIT OEdwards3 50.5 2 1/2LDNF #8 ROYAL PRIESTHOOD SMuir 53.0WIN: $134.00PLACE: $72.00, $62.00, $119.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 25.1, 49.3, 1:16.1,Winner : 5yo b filly – DISTORTED out of THE WHITE WITCH by SPLINTER REDTrainer : TULLOCH,CONROY D Owner : UNCLE BOBBred by KENUTE BIGNALLQuinella : (7,9) $129.00 Exacta : (7-9) $242.00D/E : (9-7) $546.00Superfecta : (7-9-5-2) $5,032.00Rolling Triple : (6-9-7) $1,673.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE(DIV.I)1. *PROUD PRESIDENT AChatrie 56.02. DUSSELDORF AMartin 56.0 7L3. RAJPUT RAJA LSteadman3 54.0 1 1/2L4. CORALANDO RMairs 53.0 3/4LDNF KEEPIN THE LINKS JErwin 56.0WIN: $102.00PLACE: $68.00, $183.00, $148.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, 1:14.3,Winner : 3yo b colt – TAQARUB out of ALMOST PRESIDENT by REAL QUIETTrainer : MCINTOSH,MICHAEL G Owner : T.Y.S. RACING STABLESBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (2,5) $516.00 Exacta : (2-5) $964.00D/E : (7-2) $309.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. ANOTHER BULLET BebHarvey3 52.52. PIZARRO OEdwards3 50.0 4 1/2L3. MARKOFAPRINCE CChow 53.5 Neck4. STORMING DDawkins4 48.5 1 1/4LWIN: $278.00PLACE: $95.00, $162.00, $236.00Final Time : 1:00.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.0, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – NASHEET out of WISELY NOTED by WISED UPTrainer : FRANCIS,EVERAL C Owner : TAINIYA S KERRBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQuinella : (1,9) $2,504.00 Exacta : (9-1) $5,127.00D/E : (2-9) $713.00Superfecta carry-over : $114,468.25Rolling Triple : (7-2-9) $2,933.00Superfecta : (2-5-7-8) $7,899.00Rolling Triple : (9-7-2) $1,643.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE(DIV.II)1. *MEGATRON SEllis 56.02. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 52.0 1 1/4L3. IAN LINKS JInnis4 48.0 1/2L4. MACALLAN DaneNelson 56.0 Nose5. DR. TRAIN RHalledeen 56.0 9 1/2L6. LUCKY NINE JErwin 56.0 1/2LLate scratch : #9 TWILIGHT CATWIN: $85.00PLACE: $66.00, $206.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:21.2 Splits : 23.3, 46.3, 1:13.2,Winner : 3yo rn colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of CHIKINEY by SLICK TRICKTrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Quinella : (5-12) $1,057.00 Exacta : (5-12) $882.00D/E : (9-5) $785.00Trifecta : (5-12-7) $2,006.00Hit-6 : (5-12-7-10-4-8) $162,714.50Rolling Triple : (2-9-5) $2,376.00Pick-4 : (4-4) $5,348.00Super-6 : (6-6) $14,367.70Race 7 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES & MARES1. *KACI DaneNelson 53.02. FREE RANGE OBennett 53.5 9 1/2L3. CHEXIMAKIT AMartin 53.5 3 1/2L4. LEILANI KPowell 53.0 1 1/4L5. PRINCESS STATISTIC RLahoe 53.0 1LWIN: $88.00PLACE: $69.00, $99.00, $188.00Final Time : 1:08.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – IMAGE MAKER out of DANCIN ROSE byTrainer : RICHARDS,FITZGERALD J Owner : MR. J.P.S.Bred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (5,6) $407.00 Exacta : (6-5) $690.00D/E : (5-6) $163.00Trifecta : (6-5-9) $2,033.00Hi-5 : (6-5-9-3-11) $28,726.50Rolling Triple : (9-5-6) $1,266.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 5YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-3rd SINCE OCTOBER 23, 20151. SOJOURNER TRUTH OnBeckford4 51.52. PEARL APPEAL RLahoe 52.5 1 1/4L3. CANTARE LSteadman3 54.0 Neck4. ALISONBEE DDawkins4 49.0 3/4LDNF #4 PALACE DANCER JErwin 54.0Late scratch : #6 BARS OF GOLDWIN: $262.00PLACE: $116.00, $251.00, $232.00Final Time : 1:03.0 Splits : 23.4, 48.1, ,Winner : 8yo b mare – SKIPPING out of AUGUS MAWNIN by FRENCH CHAMPAGNETrainer : HYLTON,PAUL A Owner : ALL STARS PROBred by SEWARD KINGQuinella : (5,9) $4,126.00 Exacta : (9-5) $8,485.00D/E : (6-9) $829.00Trifecta : (9-5-10) $10,517.00Hi-5 carry-over : $43,410.25Rolling Triple : (5-6-9) $1,430.00MILLARD ZIADIE MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 1100 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO&UP(NW3)1. BRAVE PROSPECT KRobinson 54.02. *FRANKENSTORM BebHarvey3 53.0 3L3. UNCLE G JPatterson4 54.0 3 1/2L4. AUNT HILDA OEdwards3 50.0 3 1/2LWIN: $160.00PLACE: $66.00, $56.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:07.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.2, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of GOOD PROSPECT by TEXAS PROSPECTORTrainer : GRAHAM,NEIVE E Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by FRANCIS BARNETT, EDISON CHAI & LOUIS LYNQuinella : (1,5) $301.00 Exacta : (1-5) $531.00D/E : (9-1) $1,125.00Superfecta : (1-5-3-2) $13,214.00Rolling Triple : (6-9-1) $3,360.00Race 10 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. SHINE RMairs 55.02. BIMINI RLahoe 53.0 4L3. LAZZA LSteadman3 53.5 3 1/2L4. ARIZONA GOLD DaneNelson 55.0 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #4 TWILIGHT CITIZENWIN: $161.00PLACE: $93.00, $132.00, $1082.00Final Time : 1:21.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.2, 1:13.4,Winner : 4yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS out of SHE’S SO LOVELY by EXOTIC TRAVELERTrainer : SMITH,GRESFORD A Owner : MICHAEL HUE & LOUIS CHIN & FITZGERALD ROBERTSBred by BRIAN,KIRK & LOUIS CHINQuinella : (2,9) $563.00 Exacta : (2-9) $897.00D/E : (1-2) $694.00 (1-4) $212.00Trifecta : (2-9-8) $75,720.00Hi-5 carry-over : $214,181.00Rolling Triple : (9-1-2) $7,575.00Pick-4 : (6-9-1-2) $165,000.00Super-6 : (9-5-6-9-1-2) $71,227.10Pick-9 : (9-7-2-9-5-6-9-1-2) $13,401.00 (9-7-2-9-5-6-9-1-2) $304.50 Carry-over : $883,081.50PlacePot 8 : (7,9-2,5-1,9-5,12-5,6-5,9-1,5-2,9) $31,250.00last_img read more

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‘I came with only one intention’ – Taylor fulfils target of breaking record

first_imgCALABAR HIGH School’s 400 metres sensation, Christopher Taylor, achieved another milestone in his young but illustrious career after he established the Class Two 400-metre record of 46.33 in the heats on yesterday’s first day of the GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium. The previous record, 46.64 seconds, was held by Jamaica College’s Devaughn Baker in 2013. The 16-year-old, who competed despite suffering from flu, left the field for dead and won by more than 20 metres. Despite his illness, Taylor has not ruled out lowering the record. “I feel really pleased because I came out here with only one intention, and that was to break the record and I came out and I did it,” he said. The young star, who has been affected by the ailment for a little over a week, is nearly back to full health, but he is focused on getting back to his best. “I don’t think I will give a better performance (semi or final) because I have some illness issues still affecting me right now, so I am just taking it easy round by round and see how it goes. But anything is possible. Once I put my mind to it I can do it, so I will put my mind to it in the semi-final and the final,” he said.last_img read more

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Waterhouse look to delight home fans

first_imgWith three points tucked away following their away win against Harbour View, Waterhouse will be aiming to replicate that result on home soil when they host Tivoli Gardens today in the Red Stripe Premier League. The team which, to some, miraculously survived relegation last season, due mainly to the goals of veteran Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, owed Sunday’s victory to the youngster who replaced him when he got injured – Rodave Murray. That victory stopped a slide of four successive losses and eased a little bit of pressure on the club leadership. “The team has been struggling to get points on the board since the competition started and that win gave us some ease in terms of pressure,” Coach Marvin Tate, who took over as coach in the off season, said. He added: “Outside of that, it could not have come at a better time. We have been at a low point since the death of Dominic James, who was a part of our club. The community put a lot of pressure on us in terms of winning, but we came up with the goods at the right time.” – 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Humble Lion – Juici Park, Clarendon – 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3:30 p.m: Jamalco vs Reno – Wembley Centre Excellence – 3:30 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Harbour View – Wespow Park – 3:30 p.m: Maverley-Hughenden vs Boys’ Town – Constant Spring Complex – 3:30 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens – Drewsland Stadium According to Tate, one of the keys to victory then was the presence and contribution of the senior players leading up to the game. “I must say, though, that with the presence of the senior players such as Weston Forrest, Anderson, Irvino English, among others, we were really composed and looking to turn things around. Coming up to face Tivoli, the same mood is in the camp,” said Tate. Today’s opponents, Tivoli Gardens, will present a different dynamic as they have won all their away matches so far and have not recorded any victories at home. “We anticipate a good game. Based on the result of their last game, Waterhouse should come out blazing as they would have earned some amount of confidence from that and playing at home should help them as well. “It seems as if we do better away from home. We are yet to win a match at home, but we have won our matches away so this is a plus for us and we are looking for a positive result,” Coach Omar Edwards stated. Training has been positive leading up to this game, Edwards said, pointing out that only one player will not be at 100 per cent. “Our training has been positive and the players are upbeat. We have only one player, Miguel Ricketts, one of our strikers, who had a knock, but it is nothing major,” added Edwards, who will be looking to the experienced Jermaine Johnson, Shavar Campbell, Marvin Stewart and the rejuvenated veteran goalkeeper Edsel Scott to provide leadership on the field. Waterhouse, on the other hand, may have to utilise Anderson from the bench if his fractured nose allows. They will also be without Kevin Kellyman, Carlos Wright, Ramone McGregor, Jahmika Hutchinson and, possibly, Kacy Bromfield, who has the flu. Those injuries could see captain Romario Campbell benefit from the presence of Forrest and English earlier than initially planned. In the Clarendon derby, leaders Humble Lion could get the better of Portmore United to consolidate their position at the top of the table, while Arnett Gardens will welcome the return of Coach Jerome Waite from national duties as they seek to continue their ascent at the expense of UWI FC. The free-scoring Jamalco and the impressive Rohan Richards will be aiming to rebound from last week’s loss to Boys’ Town when they entertain Reno, who are themselves in need of a return to winning ways. Defending champions Montego Bay United should be boosted by the return of national trio Dwayne Ambusley, Dino Williams and Allan Ottey for the visit of the struggling Harbour View while the Maverley-Hughenden versus Boys’ Town matchup should be an interesting affair. Senior players P W D L GF GA GD Pts Humble Lion 5 4 0 1 6 2 4 12 Arnett 5 3 1 1 5 2 3 10 UWI FC 5 3 1 1 4 4 0 10 Jamalco 5 3 0 2 9 4 5 9 MoBay United 5 3 0 2 7 2 5 9 Tivoli 5 2 1 2 6 4 2 7 Portmore 5 2 1 2 4 5 -1 7 Reno 5 2 1 2 2 3 -1 7 Maverly-Hug 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 6 Boys’Town 5 1 0 4 4 8 -4 3 Waterhouse 5 1 0 4 3 7 -4 3 H.View 5 1 0 4 2 8 -6 3 Today’s Games: POINTS STANDINGlast_img read more

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KC advance to Manning Cup semis

first_imgKingston College (KC) advance to the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup semi-finals for the first time in many years when they defeated Bridgeport High 3-0 at the Prison Oval Complex in Spanish Town yesterday.The famed Purples from North Street hit three first half goals courtesy of Renato Campbell in the 17th minute, Rashawn Mackison (20th) and Fabian Grant (33rd) for a well-deserved victory.KC finished Group K on five points, the same as Charlie Smith, who edged St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) 1-0 in another game at Constant Spring.KC scored five goals and conceded two times in their three second round games, while Charlie Smith netted three goals with two against.Bridgeport suffered a late blow when substitute Shannon Elliston was ejected after a second yellow card in the 88th minuteKC started the game with more purpose and settled early. They went ahead and doubled the scoreline inside three minute.In the second half, KC was pushed back by Bridgeport who came into their own. The Bridgeport team was denied by missed chances from faulty shooting.KC’s back-line marshalled by their outstanding captain and central defender Javain Brown stood firm.Yesterday’s resultsCharlie Smith 1 STATHS 0Bridgeport 0 KC 3Today’s gamesGroup I3 p.m. – Hydel High vs Denham Town at Prison Oval3 p.m. – St Jago High vs Jamaica College at Constant Springlast_img read more

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Pelicans fly to top of RSPL

first_imgThe University of the West Indies moved to the top of the table in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they edged struggling Jamalco FC 1-0 at the UWI Bowl in Mona yesterday.The tertiary institution team are on 46 points courtesy of a goal by Anthony Greenland in the 37th minute.Jamalco had the better chances but were let down by faulty shooting. The promoted team had a glorious chance to level the score, but their captain Shauntel Mundel, kicked a penalty that was saved by UWI’s custodian, Amal Knight, in the second half.Coach of UWI FC Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle said that his team came into the game to win in order to take control of the points table.”We are one step closer to the dream of finishing in the top two for an automatic semi-final spot. We were fully aware that a win would put us on top as sole leader,” Gayle told The Gleaner.”We did not play slick today as the team dug deep and secured full points. We plan to play better in coming games,” he added.Jamalco remained on 23 points and slipped into the relegation zone, and it is a concern for coach Rayon Johnson.”We have to be worried at this time based on our position in the table. We played well today, but finishing has been plaguing us,” he said.In another result, Humble Lion moved into second position on 45 points, following a 2-0 win against seventh-place Reno FC at the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon.Maverley-Hughenden inched out of the relegation zone after a 0-0 draw against Portmore United at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.Yesterday’s resultsPortmore United 0 Maverley-Hughenden 0UWI FC 1 Jamalco FC 0Humble Lion 2 Reno FC 0Today’s game8 p.m. – Harbour View FC vs Boys’ Town FC at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

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Brown, Lewis top MoBay 10K Run

first_img Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis, who was also among the participants, said he was pleased with the turnout and that an event such as the MoBay City Run was a welcome respite from some of the problems that have been plaguing the tourism capital. “Almost every sector in the Montego Bay business community was represented here today, which by no means is an easy feat to pull off,” Mayor Davis remarked. Again, RIU Resorts, with over 559 participants from their six resorts on the island, walked away with the top Corporate Challenge prize, with Scotiabank and Itel BPO, placing second and third respectively. Platinum sponsors Unicomer Jamaica (trading as Courts) said the organisers must be “warmly congratulated” for orchestrating yet another successful staging. According to brand manager, Jacqueline Edwards-Locke, “Unicomer Jamaica prides itself on supporting education which is evidenced by the 30-year commitment that Courts has made by awarding a total of 1,510 scholarships of excellence to date. PLEASED WITH TURNOUT When the dust finally settled at the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run on Sunday, Kirk Brown, representing Wards Power Tools copped the men’s 10K, while his teammate, Dwayne Graham, captured the 5K crown. Defending champion Chris-Ann Lewis, running under the Rainforest Seafood umbrella, was once again crowned the 10K female winner. Young Conrad Daley Jr and Samantha Collie topped the 3K boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively while 5K men’s champion Dwayne Graham defending champion Juliett Dinnal in the female category that were also in the winners’ circle. Dinnal and her counterparts took home several prizes including JetBlue Airways Travel certificates to any destination out of Jamaica. The winners outpaced more than 3,600 runners and walkers who descended on the streets of Montego Bay, Sunday, May 7 for the increasingly popular event. The charity event, which provides scholarships for needy tertiary students across western Jamaica and, for the first time, included a 3K section for children 12 years and under, officially kicked off at approximately 6:10 a.m. from the Old Hospital Park, Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip).last_img read more

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