Portmore take home a $1million
Humble Lion FC tagged Cavalier SC 2-0 at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon yesterday and moved into fourth spot in the Red Stripe Premier League.
Kevon Reid netted a brace in the 37th and 56th minutes that pushed Humble Lion on to 47 points, just one ahead of new boys, the University of the West Indies (UWI) as the teams battle for the fourth and final, play-off spot in the semi-finals.
Portmore United FC and UWI FC battled to a 1-1 draw at Juici Park in Clarendon. The Portmore team secured the $1 million incentive for the team that ends the preliminary stage on most points. With one set of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Portmore have an unassailable 61 points, ahead of Arnett Gardens (57), and Montego Bay United (56) as the teams already assured of play-off spots.
At the other end of the table, Waterhouse FC stayed alive after a 3-2 win against FC Reno at Waterhouse Stadium. Waterhouse earned three valuable points courtesy of goals by Kemar 'Bushy' Beckford in the 26th minute, Deandre Brown (37th), and Kenroy Howell (66th). Renario Downswell scored both goals for the losers in the 40th and 82nd minutes.
Waterhouse remained at the bottom of the 12-team league on 31 points, behind Cavalier SC (33), Rivoli United (33), and FC Reno (34). The two teams that finish in the 11th and 12th positions will be relegated after next Sunday's ultimate round in the preliminary stage.
Harbour View 3 Arnett Gardens 0
Boys' Town 0 Tivoli Gardens 3
Humble Lion 2 Cavalier SC 0
Portmore United 1 UWI FC 1
Waterhouse 3 FC Reno 2
Rivoli United 4 Montego Bay United 2