Village tame Humble Lion
Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer
Village United snapped Humble Lion's two-game winning streak, prevailing 2-1 at the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon yesterday.
It was the second time this season Village were beating the home side in their own backyard. The win, which took the Trelawny team to 36 points - two more than Humble Lion - also avenged the 0-1 loss suffered in Trelawny in the second round.
Coach Cassman Williams who returned to the side after a brief layoff in which Paul 'Tegat' Davis handled the reins, acknowledged the game was tough, but said taking their chances was the critical difference.
"The game was tough but we are happy we made the most of our chances. This victory will help us to push on from here," Williams told The Gleaner.
Following impressive victories against Rivoli and Waterhouse, the Clarendon newcomers were looking to shore up sixth place and a glorious chance to avoid relegation.
But Village quickly asserted themselves and stunned the home side with the lead when Troy Smith scored a penalty kick in the 26th minute.
Village's Dino Williams, who earlier won the penalty from a foul committed by Tyrone Lampart, was always a lurking danger. His 73rd-minute goal for an unbelievable 2-0 cushion rubbed further salt in the home side's wounds.
The goal they so badly craved finally came in the 89th minute, but was merely consolation. Omando McLeod, who had starred in the 4-1 win over Rivoli in the previous home game, blasted home from inisde the six-yard box.