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Another brace for Gordon, as MBU win again

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 2:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:

"We can run with the fastest of them, we can play hard with the toughest of them, and still outscore the best of them," warns hot Montego Bay United (MBU) striker Owayne Gordon, following another two goal blast that extended MBU's lead atop the Red Stripe Premier League to five points.

MBU registered a 2-0 win on Thursday night over Tivoli Gardens in a rescheduled fixture at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

The double gives Gordon four goals in two consecutive matches and thirteen in all for the season, just one goal behind out-of-action teammate Dino Williams (14) at the top of the goalscoring chart. Williams, who was spotted at Thursday's match has inked a deal to play in the US for the remainder of the season.

Gordon opened the scoring for MBU in the 32nd minute from a direct long kick from goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett.

The ball took one bounce and Gordon used his speed to get by two defenders before employing a majestic chip over the advancing Davin Watkins in goal for Tivoli.

His second was a superb effort from a free kick right on the edge of the penalty area in the 81st minute of play to seal victory for the title chasers, who now move five points clear of champions Arnett Gardens FC (49 pts) to be on 54 pts.

The leaders were tasting victory for a fourth consecutive time in five matches and Gordon believes it will only get better from here.

"The team is playing really well at the moment and with me scoring the goals, I think we are on our way to another title.

"I am a confident player and right now I am feeling good. I hope my goals will take us to the Premiership title and that is all I want," reasoned Gordon, who is emerging as MBU's top goal getter in the absence of Williams.

He enjoyed a good outing, but had to dig deep as the game became a physical affair. Both teams had their players flying into crunching tackles and both ended with 10 players after referee Danion Parchment issued red cards for dangerous tackles.

MBU defender John Barrett was sent off with a straight red in the 45th minute, while Tivoli suffered the same fate in the 88th minute, when Romaine Breakenridge committed a second bookable offence.

Tivoli remain just above the bottom two (Rivoli 22 pts and Waterhouse FC 21 pts). They have 29 points with the defeat that snapped their two-game mini-streak.