Former champions Mobay United on the brink of relegation

By March 17, 2019

2015 champions Montego Bay United are now on the brink of relegation from the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) following the penultimate round of regular season matches on Sunday.

MBU were humiliated 5-1 by league leaders Portmore United, as a brace from Lamar Walker, and a goal each from Andre Lewis, Roshane Sharpe and Cleon Price drove another nail into the coffin of the former champions for whom Nevaun Turner scored a consolation. 

The result means MBU can finish the season on a maximum 33 points, six ahead of Reno who were relegated last week. Reno drew 1-1 with Harbour View FC.

Dunbeholden, who are on 33 points are virtually assured of a place in next season's RSPL with a 'healthy' minus seven goal difference. MBU, who are 11th and on 30 points with a game to go, can catch them on 33, but their situation looks gloomy with their goal difference at -23.

Over at The Compound, Timar Lewis had put Harbour View ahead in the 66th minute only to see his goal cancelled out by Reno’s Renario Downswell in the 73rd minute.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo Rodney’s 39th-minute strike propelled newcomers Mount Pleasant FC to a 1-0 win over former champions Arnett Gardens at Drax Hall.

At the Effortville Community Centre, Humble Lion and Cavalier FC played to a 1-1 draw. After a goalless first half, Alex Marshall had put Cavalier in front in the 56th minute. But Humble Lion fought back to level the score when Leaughn Williams put home a spot kick in the 62nd minute.

UWI FC, meantime, blanked Dunbeholden 2- 0 via goals from Stephen Barrett and Ryan Miller who scored in the 73rd and 83rd minutes, respectively.

And over at Tivoli Gardens, the home side went down 4-2 to Waterhouse FC in an exciting goalfest.

Kenroy Howell opened the scoring in the fourth minute to put the visitors on top. Three minutes later a Barrington Pryce own goal worsened Tivoli’s plight. However, Jermaine Johnson scored in the 15th minute to see the teams go to the break with Waterhouse leading 2-1.

On the resumption, Howell extended Waterhouse’s lead in the 53rd minute but Tivoli refused to go down without a fight. Calorado Murray made it 3-2 in the 61st minute to set up a grand finish but after Andre Fletcher scored to make it 4-2 in the 79th minute, the match proved beyond Tivoli.

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