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Gordon shines for MoBay United

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:

Owayne Gordon scored after a brilliant solo run to give ten-man Montego Bay United (MBU) a 1-0 victory over Boys' Town at Wespow Park in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.

Gordon was scoring his eighth goal of the season, and it allowed MBU to maintain second place in the standings on 29 points.

Defender Dwayne Holmes saw straight red from referee Danion Parchment in the 23rd minute for hitting out at his opponent, but Boys' Town never made use of their advantage.

But while Gordon's strike was crucial to them winning at home, goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett also made crucial stops.

Barrett was at his best in the 85th minute, producing a terrific double save to deny Boys' Town the equaliser as the visitors pressed for parity.

Boys' Town allowed MBU too much space to launch attacks, and it was from one of their blisteringly quick counter attacks that Gordon netted. He picked up possession just inside his own half, turned his marker and outran another defender before slotting past Boys' Town's goalkeeper, Kirk Porter, in the 61st minute.

"It wasn't a good first half for the team, but we started moving the ball better in the second half, and we got the goal we needed. We can build on the good things," said MBU coach Leonardo Leiva.