Surging Portmore United registered a fifth straight Red Stripe Premier League win, following a 1-0 triumph over UWI, despite going down to 10-men in the encounter on Sunday.

The defending champions looked to have found themselves in a tight spot after Damano Thomas received a straight red card in the 68th minute.  Their nerves were soon settled, however, after striker Javon East converted a 76th-minute penalty to extend their lead at the top of the table to eight points.

The race to avoid the drop tightened at the other end of the table, when Leslie St Fleur netted a crucial late goal for Montego Bay United for a 2-1 win over Reno. In the relegation six pointer, Dwayne Ambusley put the visitors ahead in the 17th minute but Donovan Brown brought Reno back on level terms in the 59th minute.

The result moved Montego Bay, who are currently in the relegation zone with Reno to within one of Harbour View.  The Stars of the East saw the distance between themselves and the relegation zone lessen following a 1-1 draw with Tivoli.  Tevin Scott gave Habour View the start they dreamt of after just three minutes but Tivoli pegged things back nine minutes later when Colorado Murray brought the visitors on level terms. 

Promoted Dunbeholden also failed to add to their buffer and remain just one point above Harbour View following a 1-1 draw with Cavalier.  In a hot-tempered affair, Nicholas Hamilton and Dunbeholden’s Kemo Gayle were both ejected from the pitch 30 minutes into the encounter.  Luke Rankine then put host Cavalier ahead in the 41st minute but Dunbeholder struck back early in the first half through Lorenzo Dubidad.  Despite Jeremy Nelson receiving a second yellow card in the 63rd minute to leave Cavalier down to nine men, Dunbeholden failed to press home the advantage.  Elsewhere, Mount Pleasant registered a 1-0 over Humble Lion.

A last-gasp strike from Donovan Carey saw hosts Montego Bay United wrest a share of the points from Harbour View as late drama unfolded in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Montego Bay Stadium on Sunday. 

Portmore United temporarily returned to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table following a 1-0 win over Montego Bay United at Spanish Town Prison Oval on Sunday.

Ricardo Morris scored the crucial goal for the defending champions in the 43rd minute, a result which ended a three-game winless streak.  Elsewhere, Arnett Garden moved into the top three after a dramatic late goal from Lamar Nelson lifted them past promoted Mount Pleasant.  The win was the second in row for Arnett, a team that had got off to an indifferent start. 

Despite going down to 10 men following the dismissal of Kemar Flemmings, UWI also managed to secure three points against another promoted team, Dunbeholden.  With the UWI short a man, the matched seemed headed for a stalemate, that is until Michael Heaven found the back of the net in the 88th minute.

In the day’s other game, Cavalier and Humble Lion played to a 0-0 draw.  Tivoli Gardens will have the opportunity to retake the RSPL lead when they face Waterhouse at Drewsland on Monday in the final match of the round.

Boxers from some of Jamaica’s most violent communities will fight on two boxing cards in Kingston and Montego Bay later this year in a Gloves Over Guns Programme designed to showcase the skills of youngsters from violent innercity communities rescued by the Fight for Peace Initiative.

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