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Clarke's Town still lead league in Trelawny

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Adrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau:

Despite dropping points in a 1-1 draw with second-place Kinloss, Clarke's Town remain leaders of the 12-team National Rums of Jamaica-sponsored Trelawny Major Football League, following last weekend's eighth round of matches in what is the parish's premier competition.

Clarke's Town, with five wins, two draws and one defeat in their eight games, are on 17 points while the Kinloss team, with five wins, one draw and two defeats, are in second position with 16 points.

On a weekend in which five of the six games that were played ended in draws, the only team to secure a win was 11th-place Dromilly, which recorded their first victory of the season, a 3-1 spanking of bottom-place Sherwood Content.

In the other games, Palmento United and Flames drew 0-0, Spicey Hill held fourth-place Holland to a 0-0 draw, fifth-place Duanvale and Upsetters played out a 2-2 draw, while Harmony and Granville ended goalless.

Full point standings

As the race for places in the competition's mid-season final intensify, the full point standings read as follows: Clarke's Town 17, Kinloss 16, Harmony 15, Holland 15, Duanvale 13, Upsetters 12, Spicey Hill 11, Granville 10, Palmento 7, Flames 6, Dromilly 6 and Sherwood Content 4.

In the goal-scoring department, which has been generating much interest, 106 goals have been scored. Despite sitting in sixth place, Upsetters is the most prolific team, with 15 goals. They are followed by Harmony on 14 and Kinloss on 12. Sherwood Content have the worst defensive record, conceding 21 goals.

The competition, which carries the National Rums of Jamaica Trophy and a $150,000 winner's purse as its main prizes, will also see the winning team earning qualification to next season's Captain's Bakery & Grill, sponsored Western Super League.

The competition will continue this coming weekend.