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Tivoli, Barbican draw

Published:Thursday | November 27, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Barbican FC's Jermaine Parris (right) looks to beat a sliding tackle from Tivoli Gardens' Ranike Anderson during the Red Stripe Premier League football match at Barbican complex. The teams tied 1-1. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens continue to struggle in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) this season, this as they were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom-placed Barbican at Barbican Complex yesterday.

Jermaine Parris gave Barbican the lead in the third minute, while former national striker, Navion Boyd, netted the equaliser for Tivoli in the 30th minute.

The draw did little for Tivoli as they remained seventh in the standings on 12 points. Barbican are rooted at the bottom of the standings with seven points. In 10 matches so far this season, Tivoli have recorded three wins, three draws and four defeats.

Despite being disappointed at his team's failure to win, Tivoli's head coach, Alvin Shaw, is happy for the point.

"We came to get the three points, but it didn't work out that way," said Shaw. "We will settle with a point because it is away from home, but we are just going to have to continue working and hope that things will improve."

Disappointing Performance

Michael Francis, coach of Barbican, was somewhat disappointed with his team's performance.

"I am little disappointed because we came for three points and we didn't get it," said Francis.

"We got three chances and we should have at least scored one of those, and I thought that would have given us the victory," he said.