Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Humble Lion FC continued their impressive run in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), when they edged Boys' Town 2-1 at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon on Sunday.
The Geoffrey Maxwell-coached team managed their fourth win from five games to push to 12 points in the early stage of the nation's top league.
Humble Lion won courtesy of goals from Roberto Fletcher (30th) and Wolry Wolfe penalty kick (65th), while Shane Edwards (53rd) scored for Boys' Town.
Maxwell was pleased with his team's performance in a good game.
"It was a good performance from both teams. The teams played good football." Maxwell, a well-travelled coach, told The Gleaner.
Humble Lion saved regulation last season when Maxwell was called in during the latter part. Now, Maxwell believes that although it is early in the season, the team can go all the way.
"There is a strong possibility that we can win the league. The players are there, they are confident, so if we stay focused, we can go all the way," Maxwell, who won the Premier League at Waterhouse in 1998, said.
With regards to support from management and the community, Maxwell said "Everything has been fantastic."
"When you are winning everybody backs you. The support has been great. We have a very good bunch of players," he declared.
In a late game on Sunday, defending champions Harbour View clipped Arnett Gardens 2-1 at Harbour View Stadium.
Montego Bay United moved to second place on 10 points after they tagged Rivoli United 3-0 at Wespow Park in Montego Bay. Unbeaten Tivoli Gardens are lying in third on nine points, followed by August Town, Waterhouse, Cavalier and Harbour View on seven points apiece. Sporting Central come next on six points, trailed by Arnett (5), Boys' Town (5), Rivoli (5) and Portmore United rooted at the botton on one point.
The RSPL will take a break on Sunday to facilitate the Caribbean Football Union Women's Under-20 final, scheduled for the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town, St Andrew.
Humble Lion 2, Boys' Town 1
August Town 1, Cavalier 1
Tivoli 2, Waterhouse 1
Sporting Central 3, Portmore United 1
Harbour View 2, Arnett Gardens 1
MoBay United 3, Rivoli 0