Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Boys' Town piled on more agony for Savannah Sports Club, coming from a goal down to win 3-1 in yesterday's Red Stripe Premier League matchup at the Frome Sports Complex.
The win means that the Red Brigade - now on 21 points, seized control of top spot in the league, with just one more round of games to be played before the end-of-first round final. Harbour View (19 points), which held the number-one spot coming into the round will feature in tonight's prime time Monday Night Football feature against Sporting Central Academy (16 points) at Harbour View Stadium at 9 p.m.
At Frome, promoted Savannah were losing for the fourth straight time at home and as assistant coach Audley Thomas surmises, it was a bitter pill to swallow.
"This defeat is a bitter pill to take because we could have easily won the game. We played well in the first half and simply gave up in the second," reasoned Thomas, whose side scored the opener with just 12 minutes on the clock.
Midfielder Tristan Summerville smashed his free kick past Kirk Porter from 28 yards out to ignite their supporters as Savannah took full control of the encounter, with Boys' Town showing little in terms of attacking clout.
In fact, the visitors must have been counting their lucky stars, when a beautifully orchestrated attack found Omar Stewart on the end of a through ball and his delightful chip over the advancing Porter meant that all he had to do was roll the ball into the unguarded goal, but he somehow missed the target, much to the chagrin of his coach.
Savannah's dominance almost paid further dividends but this time Marlon Summerville rifled his shot just wide of the right stick, with Porter all but beaten.
But the wily Andrew Price, head coach of Boys' Town read the flow of the game perfectly and made some telling adjustments in the second half, which brought them back into contention.
Following the missed chance of the afternoon, Rafiek Thomas found the equaliser with a headed goal in the 58th minute, which knocked the wind from Savannah's sail.
Price charged his two wingers to stay wide, opening up the midfield for the smooth passing Michael Campbell and company, with the captain duly accepting the space allowed him.
Campbell sent his team in the lead with a spectacular volley from the top of the area, which they increased when Romeo Parkes beat the Savannah goalkeeper to his right to score his third and seal the deal.
"It is always going to be difficult playing at Frome," said Price, "They played really tough in the first half but we adjusted well in the second."
"Our players are really fit, so we used them in the wide areas and run the Savannah team into the ground and that opened up the game for us to come back and win, which will keep us in the mix for a place in the first end of round final," said Price.
Humble Lion 2
Boys' Town 3
Tivoli Gardens 1
Montego Bay United 1
Arnett Gardens 0
Harbour View vs Sporting Central at Harbour View Mini Stadium 9 p.m.