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Georges stay fourth

Published:Monday | March 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ryon Jones,
Gleaner Writer

St Georges maintained their hold on fourth place after a nil-all draw with Boys' Town yesterday in Digicel Premier League action at Collie Smith Drive.

Boys' Town went into the match knowing that a win would see them overtake Georges in the standings, but that did not seem enough of a motivating factor, as both teams gave a somewhat lacklustre performance. St Georges moved to 42 points, while Boys' Town are two behind at 40.

The first effort on goal of note came in the 14th minute when Georges' forward Damion Harwood picked up a ball with his back towards goal, but still managed to get off a shot, which went just a little too wide.

Boys' Town's Daemon Benjamin executed a similar effort nine minutes later, which went even closer than Harwood's attempt.

Boys' Town's Xavian Virgo then struck a 25-yard free kick, which forced Georges' keeper, Randal Huie, to turn around the post in the 36th minute.

Georges got a good opportunity to score in the 85th minute when Harwood skilfully turned his defender in the box, but after having done all the hard work, he slammed too high from seven yards out.

Missed opportunities

Two minutes later, Boys' Town's Asrick Samuels got a chance to crown himself in glory when he found himself on the end of a free kick, but despite being unmarked on the back post, he headed wide.

Boys' Town's coach, Andrew Price, was very disappointed with his team's failure to score.

"Bag of chances, no conversion, no victory," said Price. "I don't think we played badly, we had territorial advantage, but we just didn't score."

Braxton Hyre, coach of St Georges, was more content with the result.

"It was a hard-fought game, and a point away from home is always good," said Hyre.

"Today both teams failed in the shooting department," he added.