Relegation relief for Waterhouse

January 18, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Tivoli Gardens' Javanie Mitchell (left) is put under pressure to win a header by UWI's Deno Schaffe in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Edward Seaga playfield yesterday. UWI won the game 1-0.

Waterhouse scored their first win in five games under coach, Paul Young, to move out of the relegation zone after Kenroy Howell's second-half brace gave them a 2-0 win over Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Effortville Community Centre, yesterday.

Howell fired the visitors ahead in the 63rd minute, before sealing the win for Young's team with his second of the afternoon on 77 minutes.

The win lifted Waterhouse out of the bottom two for the first time in 13 weeks, as the three points carried them to 20, one point more than Tivoli and Rivoli, who both lost their respective matches.

Tivoli went down 1-0 to UWI on Girvan Brown's 82nd minute strike. The Marcel Gayle-coached UWI jumped two places to fifth on 30 points.

Montego Bay United, who failed to win in their last two games before yesterday's match against Rivoli, turned back the relegation strugglers 2-0 at Wespow Park to climb into second spot with 41 points.

Orlando McBayne netted the opening goal for the hosts from the penalty spot three minutes before half-time and Renaldo Rodney added the second on 82 minutes to give the former league leaders a comfortable win.

MoBay are two behind leaders Portmore and two ahead of third place Arnett Gardens. It was Rivoli's first defeat after five straight draws.

The day's other games between Boys' Town and Reno at Frome ended 1-1. Lennox Cargill put visiting Boys' Town in front in the first-half but Roshane Sharpe's second-half goal cancelled his effort. Boys' Town are eighth on 27 points, while Reno are three points adrift and one place behind.

Portmore United meet Arnett Gardens in the Monday night game at the Tony Spaulding Complex starting at 8:40 p.m.

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