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MBU end winless streak

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:01 AMPaul Clarke
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Barbican's Lennox Russell (left) dribbles away from Rivoli United's Jeremy Nelson during the Red Stripe Premier League football match at Barbican playing field on Sunday. The game ended 1-1.

WESTERN BUREAU:

Montego Bay United defeated Boys' Town 2-0 on Sunday to snap out of a six-game winless streak in Red Stripe Premier League football and solidify their hold on third place.

After dominating the first 45 minutes of the contest, MBU left it until the second half to get into full stride, when Troy Smith fired home a 28-yard free kick to give the hosts the lead in the 63rd minute.

Former Green Pond High daCosta Cup playmaker, Kashief Brown, who came on as a substitute, was in the right place at the right time to poke home an errant Allan Ottey shot and complete a good outing in the 82nd minute.

The game was not a classic by any stretch of imagination, but MBU did enough to claim the desperately needed points from the game to break their winless streak and ease the pressure on head coach Carlos Garcia, whose tactics caused some of their supporters to lose faith.

Boys' Town squandered a number of half chances, and at least two clear opportunities to score in the first half, before falling away and allowing the champions to get a foothold in the game.