Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
Red Stripe Premier League poster boy, Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson, stayed true to his word, as after stating that three games could not go by without him scoring, he netted his first league goal of the season to earn his team a 1-0 victory over the previously unbeaten Humble Lion.
Anderson, who topped the league in scoring for the past two seasons, found the back of the net in the 79th minute, as Waterhouse emerged with all three points from the EfforItville Community Centre to move to joint first on six points.
"I did done say three games can't past and I don't score, I don't believe in that," Anderson told The Gleaner. "I did just want to get off the mark and I got off the mark today, so a here it start. My work a fi just score goals and I know they (other teams) are coming hard at me, so whenever I get my one chance I just have to put it away."
Despite the loss, which was Humble Lion's first of the season, they are locked with Waterhouse and Montego Bay United at the summit of the 12-team standings.
Montego Bay piled on the misery on defending champions Harbour View after edging them 1-0 at the Harbour View Stadium thanks to a 67th-minute goal by Allan Ottey. Montego Bay moved to same six points with identical goal difference as Humble Lion and Waterhouse, while the winless Harbour View occupy 11th on one point.
Fourth-place Cavalier also tasted defeat for the first time this season, as they were clipped 1-0 by Boys' Town at Stadium East. Damion Benjamin scored the winner in the 22nd minute.
Cavalier have six points, while Boys' Town jumped two places to eighth on four points.
The promoted duo of August Town and Rivoli United is among three unbeaten teams remaining in the league with the other being Tivoli Gardens. Sixth-placed August Town (five points) scored their first victory following two draws, as they condemned bottom place Portmore United (zero) to a third successive defeat after beating them 1-0 at UWI Bowl, Mona courtesy of a 58th minute goal by Micheal Spence.
Former national striker Devon Hodges also got off the mark, as he struck in the 22nd minute to guide seventh-place Rivoli (five) past ninth-place team Sporting Central Academy (three) at Juici Patties Park.
Tivoli had to come from behind twice to earn a draw with west Kingston neighbours Arnett Gardens at the Edward Seaga Complex. Arnett got their goals by way of Kirk Ramsey (11th and 58th), but these were cancelled out by strikes from Tivoli's Jamiel Thompson (14th and 76th).
Tivoli are fifth on goal difference with five points with Arnett in 10th on two points.
Humble Lion 0
Jermaine Anderson (79th)
Boys' Town 1
Damion Benjamin (22nd)
August Town 1
Micheal Campbell (58th)
Sporting Central 0
Rivoli United 1
Devon Hodges (22nd)
Tivoli Gardens 2
Jamiel Thompson 14th and 76th
Arnett Gardens 2
Kirk Ramsey 11th & 58th
Harbour View 0
Montego Bay United 1
Allan Ottey (67th)