Montego Bay on a roll
Marc Stamp and Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writers
Dino Williams was on target early as defending champions Montego Bay United continued their fine form in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.
The St James-based team edged Cavalier 1-0 at Wespow Park to move to 29 points. The win put them a point ahead of Waterhouse, who were involved in last night's late game.
The defending champions were recording a fourth straight win to put their title defence back on track after some awkward results earlier in the campaign, which saw the languishing in mid-table.
Williams scored the only goal of the contest, and his fourth of the season, in the 10th minute, connecting on a quickly taken corner kick to sweep the ball past the Cavalier goalkeeper.
Cavalier entered the match in fifth place on 21 points and had their fair share of chances to score but were let down on multiple occasions by faulty shooting.
"It was a good game for the team. Dino was the main man today again and I believe we are in a position where we want to be," said coach Carlos Garcia.
Meanwhile, Sporting Central Academy easily cruised past Barbican 2-0 in a one-sided contest at Barbican Complex in St Andrew.
The visitors easily dominated the game as the hosts appeared lethargic.
First-time captain Gregory Lewis, who played as a defender for several seasons at the Clarendon-based side Sporting, was pushed into central midfield and converted both goals for his team. Lewis scored in the 77th and 87th minutes.
Sporting had control of play through former captain, François Swaby, Lewis, Otis Friend and Cory Hylton.
Lewis said that he owed the team this victory after returning from an injury caused by his carelessness.
"Well, it is the first time I am playing in midfield, and what I did was to organise the other players around me. I was out because of an ankle injury for four games. It was because of carelessness that led to the injury. So I thought that I owed the team," Lewis told The Gleaner.
Sporting Central's coach Nigel Stewart said he was fully aware that Barbican's back line lacked pace, so the plan was to stretch them out by playing on the flanks and getting the crosses in and that paid dividends.
"I'm satisfied with the victory, as to pick up three points away is always good," Stewart said.
Sporting moved to seventh position on 20 points, while Barbican remained in 10th spot on 14.
Barbican 0 Sporting Central 2
Humble Lion 1 Boys' Town 1
MoBay United 1 Cavalier SC 0
Rivoli United 3 Tivoli Gardens 0