East nets late again as Portmore pull clear atop RSPL

By Sports Desk December 02, 2018

Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) leaders Portmore United continued the trend of netting late wins, this time flooring promoted Dunbeholden 1-0 at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Sunday.

Striker Javon East scored his 5th goal of the season which gave the surging defending champions their fifth consecutive win.  The 84th-minute goal kept in the meantime kept Dunbeholden rooted to the bottom of the table, having lost three of their last five.  Elsewhere Harbour View’s wretched run of form also continued following a 2-2 draw with Humble Lions, which also left them winless in their last five. The Stars of the East led after Shemar Nairne found the back of the net in the 47th minute.  Oneil Thompson brought Humble Lion back on level terms three minutes later.  Nairne once again gave the former champions the lead in the 84th minute but they were again clawed back when Gregory Lewis responded in the 88th.

At Frome, Reno and Montego Bay also shared the points in a 1-1 draw.  Montego Bay took the lead through Jermaine Woozencroft but Rondell Morris got Reno a share of the points in the 53rd minute.  At UWI Alex Marshall got the lone goal as Cavalier handed the hosts their fifth consecutive loss.  In the late game, a Rafeik Thomas double secured Waterhouse a 2-1 win away at Tivoli.   

 

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