Promoted Vere United stun defending champs Portmore United

By Sports Desk September 08, 2019

Promoted Vere United got life in the Red Stripe Premier League off to flying start after handing defending champions Portmore United a shock 2-0 loss, at Drax Hall, on Sunday.

The defeat also prolonged a troubling start to the new season for the defending champions Portmore, who opened up their title defense with another stunner, a 3-0 loss to another promoted team, Molynes United. 

Molynes, on the other hand, showed that their opening result was perhaps no fluke after registering a 3-2 win over UWI.  It was UWI who seemed on their way to a comfortable win after first-half goals from Jabari Hylton in the 5th and 47th minute gave them a 2-0 lead.

 The new boys, however, hit back hard as goals from Nicholas Nelson in the 53rd and 72nd, sandwiched by another from Fabiki Farquharson (59th), completed a remarkable comeback.   Farquharson, however, ruined a storybook ending when he was sent off in the 88th minute. 

Tivoli Gardens’ slow start to the season also continued when they were beaten 1-0 by rivals Arnett Gardens, at the Edward Seaga Stadium.  Damari Deacon got the all-important goal for the visitors in the 88th minute. 

In other matches, Kemar Beckford netted in the 71st minute for Mount Pleasant, an attempt that canceled out an earlier goal from Humble Lion’s Rohan Richards (33) as the teams shared the points in a 1-1 draw.  Elsewhere, Stephen Williams found the back in the net for Waterhouse in the 4th minute as they handed Dunbeholden a 1-0 loss.

 

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    Second place Waterhouse, however, kept in touch with the table-toppers following a win their own, a 2-0 win over UWI at UWI Bowl.  Waterhouse took the initiative through Stephen Williams who gave the visitors the lead in the 34th minute.  UWI pressed hard to get back on level terms but Waterhouse claimed all three-point from the spot after Keithy Simpson slammed in a 73rd-minute penalty.

    Defending champions Portmore United saw their winning streak halted at two-game after sharing point with struggling Tivoli at the Edward Seaga Stadium.  It was the home team who took the lead through Rushane Spence who found the back of the net in the 27th minute.  Shai Smith, however, ensured Portmore got a share of the points after finding a goal in the 49th minute.

    Elsewhere, Humble Lion defeated promoted Vere United 1-0.  Midfielder Leonardo Jibbison got the all-important goal for the home team in the 69th minute.

     

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    Nicholas Nelson gave the home team the lead in the lead in the 18th minute but was dramatically sent from the pitch only two minutes after.  His ejection left Arnett with a one-man advantage and plenty of time to turn the game around.  The team seemed to be well on their way to doing just that when Vishineul Harris equalised two minutes in the second half.

    The hosts, however, had more surprises as Tyrique Wilson fired them back into the lead in the 65th minute.  To make matters worse for Arnett, they were themselves reduced to ten men when Kimani Arbourine was sent off in the 82nd minute.  The win marked a fourth in a row for Molynes who top the RSPL standings with 12 points.

    At Harbour View Stadium, defending champions Portmore United secured their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over struggling Harbour View. 

    At the Edward Seaga Stadium, Tivoli Gardens snapped a three-game losing streak to start the season when they defeated Cavalier 2-0.  The match seemed to be headed for an even share of the points but the dismissal of Tivoli’s Clifton Woodbine gave the home team added impetus. 

    Rodrico Wellington gave Tivoli the lead six minutes later before Donovan Dawkins secured the home team their first win of the season in the 88th minute.

    At the Royal Lakes Complex, Dean-Andre Thomas scored a brace to ensure Dunbeholden kept the momentum from a narrow win over Portmore United last week, with a 2-0 win over newcomers Vere United.  Thomas scored from the penalty spot in the 40th minute before adding a second in the 83rd.

    At Effortville, Humble Lion and Waterhouse played to a 0-0 draw.

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    The loss was the third in a row for Portmore who remain second from bottom and are yet to even score a goal.  This time around the damage was done by Dean-Andre Thomas who scored from the penalty spot for Dunbeholden in first-half stoppage time. 

    Tivoli Gardens, another struggling former champion, also continued their wait to get on the points board after Keslon Hall found the back of the net in the 85th minute for their opponents Mount Pleasant.

    After back to wins, Harbour View saw their momentum slowed to a crawl when they were hammered 7-0 by table-topping Waterhouse.  The onslaught was led by braces from Conrad Murray (36th, 50th minute), Kenroy Howell (19th 38th) and Stephen Williams (43rd, 62nd)  with the other goal coming from Andre Fletcher (21st).

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