Tivoli repel late Portmore surge to hand defending champs rare loss

By Sports Desk March 10, 2019

Tivoli Gardens repelled a late surge to hand defending champions Portmore United their first loss in eight games, following a thrilling 3-2 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga stadium on Sunday.

In a game with strange twists and turns it was Portmore United who took the lead in the 11th minute through Rosario Harriott.  Colorado Murray, however, brought Tivoli back on level terms with a goal in the 21st minute.  An own goal from Omar Ricketts put the hosts even further ahead 8 minutes later and a Jermaine Johnson seemed to make the game safe in the 43rd minute.  A 69th-minute own goal, however, set up a nervous finish but Tivoli held on for all three points.

At the other end of the table, former champions Harbour View secured a big boost in their battle for survival, following a 1-0 win over Humble Lion at the Habour View Stadium.  After a scoreless first half, Tevin Scott got the crucial goal for Harbour View in the 68th minute.  Elsewhere Montego Bay United’s hope for survival took a hit after they an 81st-minute goal from Jamiel Hardware handed the home team a 2-1 loss.  It was Arnett Gardens took the lead through Zhelano Barnes in the 17th minute.  Dino Williams brought the team back on level terms in the 64th minute.

Dunbeholden also eased away from the drop zone in convincing fashion after a 3-0 thrashing of Reno, which will all but see the fate of the bottom-placed team. Dean-Andre Thomas put the hosts ahead in the 4th minute and scored again from the spot in the 51st minute.  Phillip Demareo added the insurance goal seven minutes later.  In the day’s other game Mount Pleasant and Cavalier played to a 0-0 draw.

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    2019-2020 Concacaf Nations League Group Stage Schedule
    *In ET and home team listed first

    Thursday, September 5, 2019
    (C) 3:00 PM US Virgin Islands vs Cayman Islands – Bethlehem Soccer Complex, US Virgin Islands
    (C) 6:00 PM Barbados vs Saint Martin – Astro Turf Wildey Stadium, Barbados
    (A) 6:00 PM Bermuda vs Panama – Bermuda National Sport Center, Bermuda
    (B) 6:00 PM Grenada vs St. Kitts and Nevis – Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Grenada
    (B) 3:00 PM Dominica vs Suriname – Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Dominica
    (B) 8:00 PM French Guiana vs Belize – Stade du Dr. Edmard Lama, French Guiana
    (B) 8:00 PM Nicaragua vs St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Estadio Nacional, Nicaragua
    (C) 10:00 PM Guatemala vs Anguilla – Doroteo Guamuch Flores, Guatemala

    Friday, September 6, 2019
    (C) 3:00 PM Bonaire vs British Virgin Islands – Stadion Ergilio Hato, Curacao
    (A) 6:00 PM Martinique vs Trinidad & Tobago – Stade Pierre Aliker, Martinique
    (B) 7:00 PM Aruba vs Guyana – Stadion Ergilio Hato, Curacao
    (B) 8:00 PM Jamaica vs Antigua and Barbuda – Montego Bay Sports Complex, Jamaica

    Saturday, September 7, 2019
    (B) 3:00 PM Montserrat vs Dominican Republic – Blake’s Football Complex, Montserrat
    (C) 5:00 PM Guadeloupe vs Sint Maarten – Rene Serge Nabajoth, Guadeloupe
    (A) 6:00 PM Curacao vs Haiti – Stadion Ergilio Hato, Curacao
    (A) 8:00 PM Canada vs Cuba – BMO Field, Canada
    (B) 10:00 PM El Salvador vs St. Lucia – Estadio Cuscatlan, El Salvador

    Sunday, September 8, 2019
    (C) 3:00 PM Saint Martin vs US Virgin Islands – Raymond Gordon Ernest Guishard Technical Center, Anguilla
    (B) 6:00 PM Belize vs Grenada – Isidro Beoton Stadium, Belize
    (B) 6:00 PM St. Vincent and the Grenadines vs Dominica – Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    (B) 6:00 PM Suriname vs Nicaragua – Andre Kamperveen Stadion, Suriname
    (B) 7:00 PM St. Kitts and Nevis vs French Guiana – Warner Park, St. Kitts and Nevis
    (C) 7:30 PM Cayman Islands vs Barbados – Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Cayman Islands
    (A) 9:00 PM Panama vs Bermuda – Rommel Fernandez, Panama

    Monday, September 9, 2019
    (B) 3:00 PM Antigua and Barbuda vs Aruba – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and Barbuda
    (C) 6:00 PM Bahamas vs Bonaire – Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Bahamas
    (B) 7:00 PM Guyana vs Jamaica – Leonora National Track & Field Center, Guyana
    (A) 9:00 PM Trinidad & Tobago vs Martinique – Ato Boldon Stadium, Trinidad & Tobago

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    (C) 2:00 PM Puerto Rico vs Guatemala – Juan Ramon Loubriel, Puerto Rico
    (C) 3:00 PM Turks and Caicos Islands vs Guadeloupe – TCIFA National Academy , Turks and Caicos Islands
    (B) 4:00 PM Montserrat vs St. Lucia – Blake’s Football Complex, Montserrat
    (B) 6:00 PM Dominican Republic vs El Salvador – Felix Sanchez, Dominican Republic
    (A) 6:00 PM Haiti vs Curacao – Sylvio Cator, Haiti
    (A) 7:15 PM Cuba vs Canada – Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Cayman Island

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