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Arnett Gardens extend RSPL lead

Published:Friday | January 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Arnett Gardens, on the back of a 68th minute Leon Strickland strike, extended their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) lead to four points, while carving out their eight straight win.

Cavalier were the latest victims as both teams played out an interesting game at Stadium East last night.

At Collie Smith, a 48th minute strike from Carlos Wright carried Boys' Town to a 1-0 victory over Tivoli Gardens in the day's other game.

Despite the victory, Boys' Town remain 10th in the standings on 19 points, while Tivoli are 6th on 24 points.

Andrew Price coach of Boys' Town, who have been struggling this season, said he was very happy for the three points.

Needed these three points

"Playing at home we really needed these three points, and we had to fight hard and dig in against a good Tivoli team," added Price.

"We have been playing badly over the last few games but we doubled our efforts here and we came out on top," Price said.

Both teams failed to break the deadlock in the first half as they squandered numerous scoring chances. However, Wright netted for Boys' Town three minutes into the second half when he arrived at the back post to tap home a cross from André Dawson.

Peter Keys point-blank effort

Peter Keys came close to doubling Boys' Town's lead five minutes later, but his point-blank effort was tipped over the crossbar by substitute goalkeeper Deron Duncan.

Thomas thought he had increased his team's advantage in the 80th minute, but after dribbling past two defenders inside the 18-yards box, his powerful right-footed effort went high over the crossbar.

Boys' Town substitute Chevaney Willis also missed an easy chance to double his team's advantage in the 89th minute, when his powerful shot from 12-yards went wide of the target.