Promoted Dunbeholden cool Mount Pleasant hot start

By Sports Desk October 08, 2018

Promoted Dunbeholden registered their first win of the season, a hard-fought 1-0 over fellow league first timers Mount Pleasant, at Drax Hall Stadium on Sunday.

Based on their respective starts to the season the result could hardly have been expected.  Mount Pleasant previously faced down defending champions Portmore United, second place Waterhouse and former champions Montego Bay United to surprisingly hold a perfect record with two wins and a draw.

Against Dunbeholden, who lost their previous three encounters by a 1-0 margin, that unbeaten run came screeching to a halt after an early goal in the 17th minute from Deanare Thomas.

In other results, Reno also registered their first win of the season following a 1-0 defeat of the University of the West Indies at Frome.  Thorn Simpson scored the lone goal of the match two minutes into the encounter. 

At Stadium East, Javon East converted an 18-minute penalty and Audley Lewin in the 81st-minute goal that handed the defending champions a 2-0 win over hosts Cavalier. 

At Harbour View Stadium Odane Nish scored a 9th and 52nd-minute brace to lead Montego Bay United to a 2-1 win over the hosts.  Earlier Christoper Harvey’s 26th-minute goal had brought Harbour View back on level terms.

Humble Lion and Waterhouse played to a 1-1 draw.

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