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Portmore edge Cavalier 2-1

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 6:23 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer -
Javon East of Portmore United and Gadail Irving (front) of Cavalier battle for possession during a Red Stripe Premier League match at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
Javon East of Portmore United and Gadail Irving (front) of Cavalier battle for possession during a Red Stripe Premier League match at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Portmore United defeated Cavalier 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Thursday afternoon.

Lamar Walker opened the scoring in the 34th minute and Cleon Pryce added another two minutes into the second half as the defending champions moved temporarily into the top six with 24 points. Shaniel Thomas scored the consolation goal for Cavalier in the final seconds of added time.

Cavalier had a golden chance to take the lead early in the first half when Nicholas Hamilton was one-on-one with Portmore goalkeeper Benjamin Williams, but scuffed his attempt wide.

The Ricardo Gardner coached Portmore have now won back-to-back games for the first time since November.

daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.com