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Gordon’s late strike saves MBU

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 10:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:

Owayne Gordon scored for the second game running to snatch a dramatic 1-1 draw for Montego Bay United (MBU) against Humble Lion at Westpow Park in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.

Gordon was on target five minutes before the full-time whistle, to dash the hopes of the travelling Humble Lion supporters. His goal erased Kevon Issacs' 27th-minute strike for Humble Lion.

It is the forward's third goal of the season and a most welcome one at that, as it also keeps last year's beaten finalists close to the leaders.

MBU now join FC Reno on 10 points and second in the 12-team standings, behind Portmore United (12 pts), who returned to winning ways after edging Cavalier SC 1-0.

It was a game that MBU could hardly afford to have lost, and when Humble Lion grabbed the lead halfway into the first half, it left Tim Hankinson's men with a whole lot to do to recover lost ground against the combative style of the Humble Lion players.

Defender Cordel Simpson lost the ball in his third to Issacs, and the midfielder cut inside and unleashed a shot through Jacomeno Barrett's legs for the opener.

Although MBU battled to get back into the contest, it took them the remainder of the first half and 40 minutes of the second before Gordon found the equaliser for his club.

MBU entered the game on a high after an easy 4-0 victory in midweek over previously unbeaten Cavalier and must have been brimming with confidence, but Humble Lion, for the past two seasons, have been able to hold their own against them.