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BT move out of relegation zone

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:00 AMMarc Stamp
Rafiek Thomas ... scored the opener for Boys’ Town.

Boys' Town moved off the bottom of the Red Stripe Premier League table for the first time in four months when they came from behind to edge champions Montego Bay United (MBU) 2-1 in a rescheduled game at the Barbican Complex yesterday.

Rafiek Thomas scored in the 29th minute and Jamiel Hardware found the winner in injury time. Donovan Carey had sent MBU into the lead in the 17th minute.

The win moved the Red Brigade to ninth place and 29 points, ahead of Maverley-Hughenden and Waterhouse, on 28 each, and current cellar dwellers Jamalco, who are on 26.

MUST WIN

Boys' Town's coach Andrew Price praised his team for showing the desire to win the game.

"This team has a never-say-die attitude. The conviction is there to treat every game as a must win. It feels good to come out of the relegation zone for the first time in four months," Price told The Gleaner.

Hardware, who is back at Boys' Town after playing overseas for several years, said that he was always confident of victory.

"We missed some good chances, but came out in the second half with determination and it paid off. This win means a lot. It was a great team effort," Hardware commented.

Yesterday's results

Boys' Town 2 Montego Bay United 1

Portmore United 2 Arnett Gardens 2