Late Sharpe strike lifts title holders Portmore

By Sports Desk February 17, 2019

A stoppage-time goal from Roshane Sharpe snatched all three points for defending champions Portmore United but deepened relegation concerns for Reno, in a thrilling Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) encounter at Frome on Sunday.

Javon East gave the title holders a bullet start when he netted with just two minutes on the clock.  It didn’t take long for Renario Downswell to get the hosts back on level terms as he netted in the 10th minute.

 Earon Elliot put Portmore back in front with his goals just four minutes later but Downswell against answered to send the teams into the dressing room level at the break.  East popped up against to score in the 77th minute before Sharpe crushed any hopes of a late Reno fightback with a last-minute goal of his own.

Elsewhere, Montego Bay failed to take full advantage of Reno’s slip-up after being held to a 1-1 draw at Effortville.  Keneil Kirlew put the visitors in the front from the penalty spot in the 3rd minute but Jermaine Christian ensured a share of the points with his 47th-minute reply.  The result kept Humble Lion rooted to the bottom of the table. Dunbeholden secured what proved to be a vital point away at Harbour View and in fact led through Richard Orette who scored in the 47th minute.  Rennico Clarke, however, ensured that the home team got at least a share of the points with a reply in the 64th.

In other games, Mount Pleasant retained their place in the top four following a 2-1 win over Tivoli, while Arnett Gardens and UWI played to a 2-2 draw.

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