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Boys' Town going 'all out'

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Price

Gareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

BUFF BAY, Portland:

An own goal on the stroke of half-time left Boys' Town's coach Andrew Price smiling after his team secured all three points in their Red Stripe Premier League football encounter against Highgate United at Lynch Park, Buff Bay, on Sunday.

It was Kevin Williams' ill-timed finish which made the difference, after the bulky defender attempted to make a clearance, but instead fireda powerful right-footer past his own goalkeeper, Ralston Robinson, in the Highgate goal, to give Boys' Town a one-nil lead in 45th minute.

"We were determined to get all three points," said Price. "We missed a number of easy chances and it goes to prove that we need to be clinical in front of goal. We will be going all out in our remaining matches and, if at the end we are in contention to challenge the lead, then we will go for it."

Even-stevens

Apart from the own goal, it was even-stevens in the first half, with both teams enjoying good attacks. But poor finishing robbed them of goals.

At the start of the second half, midfield general Steve Green started to distribute the ball in amazing fashion and, along with Roberto Fletcher, they launched a series of attacks, but poor finishing on the part of Damian James and André Dyce robbed them of an equaliser.

At the other end, Michael Campbell, Marvin Morgan, Xavian Virgo and Rafeik Thomas, also blundered near Highgate's goalmouth.

Coach Geoffrey Maxwell said his team never played to instructions and that two days of training were wasted.

"The guys just gave it away," said Maxwell. "Boys' Town never outplayed us at anytime, but the guys were sloppy and played too many air balls under windy conditions."

Summary of Red Stripe Premier League football matches played on Sunday:

Arnett Gardens 1 Montego Bay United 2 at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.

GOALS: Arnett - Jonathan Williams 75th; Montego Bay - Graeme Green 29th, Omar Gordon 85th

Sporting Central Academy 1 Harbour View 2 at Brancourt.

GOALS: Sporting Crentra l- François Swaby 53rd; Harbour View - Fabian Taylor 10th, Jeremy Lynch 90th

Reno 0 Tivoli Gardens 0 at Frome Sports Complex

Village United 2 Portmore United 2 at Elleston Wakeland Community Centre.

GOALS: Village United - Ronaldo Rodney 31st, Cordell Simpson 44th pen; Portmore United - Alanzo Adlam 35th, 38th

Highgate United 0 Boys' Town 0 at Lynch Park.

GOALS: Boys' Town - Kevin Willliams 45th OG

Humble Lion 1 Waterhouse 1 at Brancourt.

GOALS: Humble Lion - Wolry Wolfe 57th; Waterhouse - Jermaine Anderson 35th.

Standings

Clubs Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portmore 33 19 7 7 44 29 15 64
Boys' Town 33 14 12 7 36 30 6 54
Waterhouse 33 14 10 9 36 30 6 52
H Lion 33 13 12 8 37 26 11 51
Tivoli 33 13 12 8 38 28 10 51
H View 33 10 16 7 30 26 4 46
MoBay Utd 33 11 11 11 41 32 9 44
Arnett 33 11 9 13 34 36 -2 42
Sporting 33 10 11 12 26 35 -9 41
Highgate 33 7 11 15 23 37 -14 32
Reno 33 5 11 17 21 39 -18 26
Village 33 5 10 18 22 40 -18 25