Portmore stretch RSPL lead, but former Champions Harbour View slip closer to relegation

By Sports Desk February 24, 2019

Portmore United extend its lead atop the Red Stripe Premier League following a comfortable 3-0 win over Arnett Gardens on Sunday.

At the other end of the table, however, former champions Harbour View United slipped to within three points of the relegation zone following a 2-1 loss to Mount Pleasant. The promoted team were powered to victory courtesy of a brace from Kemar Beckford, who put the hosts ahead in the 7th minute.  Jorginho James got the Stars of the East back on level terms in the 15th minute but Beckford struck again ten minutes later to seal the points for the home team. 

At Spanish Town Prison Oval, it was a late show of sorts from the defending champions Portmore, who took the lead through Emelio Rousseau in the 55th minute.  Andre Lewis, however, made the points safe in the 85th minute before an insurance goal was added by Cleon Pryce in time added on.

Elsewhere, relegation-threatened Montego United kept their fading hopes of escaping relegation alive, after coming from behind to beat Cavalier 2-1.  Kaheem Paris put Cavalier in the lead after just two minutes, but Nazime Grant equalised in first-half time added on before Dino Williams gave the team all three points with a goal in the 62nd minute.  Relegation-threatened Dunbeholden also managed to secure a crucial three points after registering a 2-1 win over Humble Lion.  Richard Orette got both goals for the promoted team, first getting on the scoresheet in the 37th minute and sealing the crucial points with a goal in the 63rd minute.  Gregory Morgan got what proved to be a consolation goal for Humble Lion in the 54th minute. 

Elsewhere, UWI score a 1-0 win over Tivoli courtesy of a Ryan Miller penalty.

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