A horrific start to the new Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season continued for defending champions Portmore United after they were beaten 1-0 by Dunbeholden at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Sunday.

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).

At the other end of the spectrum, newcomers Molynes United continued a strong start to the season after earning their third straight win.  Defender Jeremy Nelson found the back of the net in the 22nd minute.  Elsewhere Cavalier and Humble Lion played to a 1-1 draw.

 

 

 

Two of the 12 coaches in Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League have already been fired.

Jerome Waite, longstanding coach with Arnett Gardens, was last week, sacked and this week, the coach of Dunbeholden, former Reggae Boy, Fabian Taylor was shown the door.

Waite, it was said, would not have enough time with Arnett Gardens because of his duties with the national programme. Waite is coach of Jamaica’s under-23 outfit.

Taylor’s case also had to do with the stresses involved in starting a new season at the top level in Jamaican football. The former Reggae Boy was, reportedly, not pleased with the nature of the squad Dunbeholden were going to start the season with.

Dunbeholden have returned to the tried and tested, Regel Smith, who got them to the Premier League.

Waite, who won four Premier League titles with the club,  has been replaced by Wolmer’s player and former Arnett Gardens centre half, Alex Thomas. Thomas is also the coach of Wolmer’s Boys’ in Jamaica’s schoolboy urban area competitions, the Manning and Walker cups.

2015 champions Montego Bay United are now on the brink of relegation from the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) following the penultimate round of regular season matches on Sunday.

Dunbeholden FC battled to a 3-2 win over Montego Bay United Sunday and climbed out of the relegation zone of the Red Stripe Premier League.

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.   

 

Defending champions Portmore United kept their lead atop the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) following a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 win over promoted Dunbeholden at Royal Lakes Complex on Sunday.

A Chavanney Willis brace made all the difference for the title holders, with the second coming late on, but early on it was defender Clayon Pusey that threaten to turn the St Catherine derby on its head when he found the back of the net in the 28th minute. 

The last-place team managed to keep the league leaders contained until the 63rd minute when forward Chavanney Willis found the back of the net.  Roshane Sharpe then gave the visitors the lead just a minute later, but Dunbeholden clawed their way back into a share of the points when Nikoy Christian levelled the scores in the 82nd minute. 

Willis, however, struck again to leave Dunbeholden empty-handed.

At Drax Hall, Mount Pleasant kept pace with leaders but also seemed set for a draw until a late goal from Daniel Green gave the team all three points in the 90th minute.

Elsewhere, Tivoli Gardens recent slump in form continued when they were beaten 2-0 by Cavalier.  Nicholas Hamilton gave Cavalier the lead in the 59th minute, with Alex Marshall doubling the lead in the 85th minute.   In other matches, Montego Bay United played to a 1-1 draw with Waterhouse and Humble Lion defeated Reno 1-0.

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.

Two-time champ Waterhouse will be looking to prevent a dream start for both newcomers, as the league’s other debutants Mount Pleasant Football Academy stunned defending champions Portmore United on Sunday. 

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