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Draw keeps Maverley-Hughenden ahead in Charley's JB Rum Premier League play-offs

Published:Monday | June 6, 2016 | 6:00 AMLivingston Scott

Maverley-Hughenden and Brazil played to a 0-0 draw in yesterday's penultimate round of games in the Charley's JB Rum Premier League play-off at Drax Hall.

The result left the Corporate Area side in a more favourable position to join Jamalco as the other qualifier for the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).

In the other game, Jamalco scored their fifth win from as many games, as a brace from Ramone Plummer and another from Shandel Senior saw them to a 3-0 win over Granville.

With one round of game remaining, Jamalco lead with maximum 15 points, while Maverley-Hughenden are second on eight points. Brazil have five points, while Granville lost all five matches.

"It was a good result, knowing that we didn't lose," Maverley-Hughenden's head coach Lijyasu Simms told The Gleaner. "Now we are on eight points. Brazil can only reach eight, so all we need is a point to qualify for the Premier League, so it's a good step."

Brazil's manager David Galloway said: "We will never give up. The competition for the final spot is between us and Maverley. If we win on Wednesday and they lose, both of us will be on eight points, so, hopefully, Jamalco help us out and we can go through on the one goal advantage. But we are confident and we will ever give up until it's over."