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Tivoli whip Humble Lion

Published:Monday | December 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Tivoli Gardens' Christopher Jackson (second right) is congratulated by teammates Keithy Simpson (right), Dane Kelly and Nicholas Scott (left) after scoring his team's fourth goal during their Red Stripe Premier League football match against Humble Lion at Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday evening. Tivoli Gardens won 5-1. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
  • Yesterday's Results

Tivoli 5 Humble Lion 0
Savannah 1 Waterhouse 2
Arnett 3 Portmore 3
Sporting 1 Cavalier 2
H View 1 Highgate 2
  • Today's game

9 p.m. MoBay United vs Boys' Town at Catherine Hall Complex

Tivoli Gardens continued their recent surge with a 5-1 hammering of Humble Lion in their Red Stripe Premier League football match at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday evening.

Dane Kelly netted a double, giving the west Kingston team a rocket start by scoring in the first minute, before converting again at the 29th. Nicholas Scott (38th), Christopher Jackson, who curled in a free kick from a difficult angle, almost on the goal line, and Kemar Flemmings 90+1, scored the other goals for Tivoli, who were winning for the third time in their last four outings.

They now have 25 points, while Humble Lion remained third from bottom on 16.

Leaders Harbour View - the only team to have denied Tivoli Gardens victory in their four-game sequence as they played to a 1-1 tie - stumbled again, this time in a shock 1-2 home loss to second-from-bottom Highgate at Harbour View Stadium.

Damion Harwood gave Harbour View a 40th minute lead, but Kwesi Campbell (54th) and Carlos Barrett (66th) netted second-half goals to hand Highgate a surprise 2-1 win that lifted their points tally to 15.

Harbour View still lead with 31 points, but their margin was further reduced, following draws in their two previous matches.

Portmore United inched closer in a tied six-goal thriller at Arnett Gardens.

A Kirk Ramsay double (13th, 45th), along with Ricardo Oldham's 37th minute goal, gave the hosts 3-2 half-time lead against the defending champions, for whom Rosario Harriott (7th) and Aldane Grant (30th) had scored. But Andrew Christie found a 70th-minute goal to restore parity and increase Portmore's tally to 27, four off the leaders, while Arnett advanced to 25.

They were leapfrogged by Waterhouse, whose 2-1 win at Frome over Savannah lifted them to 26. Weston Forrest (7th, 80th) scored both goals for the Drewsland team, while Owen Cunningham (10th) scored for bottom-placed Savannah (11 points).

Meanwhile, promoted Cavalier extended their good run with a 2-1 away win at Brancourt over Sporting Central Academy, that lifted them to 25 points. Sporting remained on 20.

Montego Bay United will host Boys' Town in tonight's game at 9 at Catherine Hall Complex in St James.