Brazil earn draw with late goal - Victory puts Jamalco on top
Pecheeko Green's added time equaliser earned Brazil FC a crucial point from a 1-1 draw with host Maverley-Hughenden in the second round of games in the Charley's JB Rum Premier League playoffs, at Maverley Complex yesterday.
Jamalco lead the standings with maximum six points after a 1-0 win over St James' Granville FC at Wembley Centre of Excellence. Andrew Isaacs scored the winner at the 63rd minute.
Maverley are second in the table with four points, followed by Brazil with one and Granville are yet to get off the mark.
At Maverley Complex, the home team had the better of the opportunities in the first half and had only themselves to blame for not going into the break with an advantage.
However, four minutes upon the resumption, they took the lead when Rohan Williams headed home from a corner.
The home team's hopes of taking three points were dashed when Green rose above a stagnant Maverley defence to head home from a free-kick just outside the area.
Phillip Peddie had a great chance to win the game for the hosts, but he failed to score from six yards.
Maverley's head coach, Lijyasu Simms, lamented: "It's a tough feeling. We lost concentration in the last minute. We didn't take our chances and sometimes it ends like this.
"But we cannot drop our heads because the journey continue and our aim is to get into the Red Stripe Premier League," he added.
Brazil's coach, former Arnett Gardens striker, Kirk Ramsey, said: "The plan was to get three points, and if we can't get three, we take one.
"We came to Maverley knowing it was going to be hard, but we worked hard and picked up this well needed point. Now we can't afford to drop another point, so we are going to work hard each game for three points," he said.