Humble Lion maul Maverley and snatch top spot in RSPL

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Humble Lion jumped to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) following their 3-0 mauling of Maverley Hughenden at Effortville Community Centre. Goals by Wolry Wolfe with a 7th minute penalty, Francois Swaby in the 45+2 and Gregory Lewis in the 64th minute propelled Humble Lion to 20 points and top but only by goal difference. Andrew Peddlar picked up his second yellow card and was dismissed in the 56th minute. Maverley slipped a spot to be ninth on 10 points.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) crashed 0-1 to champions Montego Bay United and dropped into second spot on 20 points, the same as Humble Lion but with an inferior goal difference. Allan Ottey netted the winner in the 76th minute at the WesPow Park in St James as Montego Bay climbed two places into fourth spot with 16 points and with a game in hand.

Meanwhile former champions Arnett Gardens failed to break down a Tivoli Gardens team playing with nine men from the 53rd minute and had to settle a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. Arnett had the upper hand after Romaine Brackenridge saw red in the 31st minute and was joined by Mitchily Waul who picked up a his second yellow in the 53rd minute. Arnett failed to make the extra two men count and even missed a penalty late on as Kemal Malcolm”s feeble kick was blocked by goalkeeper Edsel Scott. It was a point welcomed by Tivoli Gardens as they slipped a spot to sixth on 14 points while Arnett are fifth on 15 points. Both teams have a game in hand.

Last seasons beaten finalist Portmore United seeked out a hard fought 1-0 win over Waterhouse FC at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. Henrico Rickett scored a screamer from 25 metres enabling Portmore United to consolidate third spot with 18 points. They are now just two points adrift of the leaders. Waterhouse have slumped back into that dreadful form which had them in the relegation zone and they are now in 10th spot with 10 points.

Westmoreland-based Reno registered the biggest margin of victory trouncing the hapless Boys Town 4-0 at Frome. Afiba Chambers scored twice in the 66th and 86th minutes and was ably supported by Romero Graham in the 49th minute and Shemar Bernard in the 84th. Reno jumped three places to seventh with 13 points while Boys Town remained firmly at the bottom of the league with four points.

In the late kickoff at the Compound home team Harbour View blanked Jamalco FC 3-0 to really kick start their season. Two goals by Dean-Andre Thomas in the 20th and 78th minutes and Ranique Muir in the 45th minute pushed Harbour View to nine points but they stayed in 11th spot while Jamalco are eighth with 10 points.