Boys’ Town end Humble Lion streak
Humble Lion FC fought over 90 minutes, but just could not prevent losing to a more tactical, disciplined and purposeful looking Boys' Town unit, who not only won three points, but ended Humble Lion's 11-game unbeaten streak in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with a workman-like 1-0 win at Collie Smith Complex yesterday.
Rafeik Thomas, arguably the man of the match, did not score, but provided the crucial assist in the 79th minute to Shamar Nicholson, who coolly headed home. Nicholson has netted six goals so far.
The win ensured Boys' Town climbed to ninth on the table on 26 points and two ahead of Sporting Central Academy, while Humble Lion remained fourth on 35 points and could be passed by Tivoli Gardens (35), who have an inferior goal difference, and Harbour View (34) points, should they win their respective games today.
In other games, Montego Bay United squandered a two-goal lead to end in a feisty 2-2 draw with Rivoli United. Kashief Brown put the defending champions ahead in the 44th minute, while Fabian McCarthy doubled from the spot in minute 53rd.
Keith Wright struck for Rivoli in minute 75, while Corey Burke scored a 93rd minute penalty.
Burke has now scored 11 times. Rivoli join Harbour View at seventh place with 34 points, while defending champions MoBay United remain third on 40.
Meanwhile, Cavalier SC scored a 2-0 win over Reno FC at Stadium East. Oshane Jenkins in the 41st and Girvan Brown in the 78th gave netted the goals.
Boys' Town's coach, Andrew Pryce, welcomed the confidence-boosting win for his team, who find it harder to win on the road.
"It was very important to get all three points today (yesterday) against a very good humble Lion team. We played stout-heartedly to win and need to start winning games away from home because that is where we drop a lot of our points."
Price added: "Right here is our fortress, but we need to start picking up points away from home."
Meanwhile. Humble Lion's assistant coach, Linval Wilson, blamed Humble Lion's loss on complacency.
"We took too long to settle, and that caused us to concede a careless goal," he said. "Our marking was not done properly. Congrats to Boys' Town, they wanted it more than us."
Boys' Town 1 Humble Lion 0
Cavalier 2 Reno 0
Rivoli 2 MoBay United 2
n 3 p.m:. Tivoli Gardens vs Barbican at Edward Seaga Sports Complex
n 6 p.m.: Arnett Garens vs Waterhouse at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex
n 6:30 p.m.: Harbour View vs Sporting Central at Harbour View Stadium