Jamalco move closer

May 30, 2016
@Normal:Wayne Williams (right) of Maverly FC dribbles the ball past a Jamalco defender during a National Premier League Football Playoff between the two teams on May 29.

Jamalco took a step closer to qualifying for their first ever Premier League after scoring beating Marverley/Hughenden 1-0 at the Marverley complex yesterday.

Renoir Elliot netted the game's only goal nine minutes from time, to push the Rayon Johnson-coached team to maximum nine points from three games.

The Clarendon team lead five points clear of Marverley and Brazil, who defeated Granville 2-1 in the other game.

Johnson said the win has placed them in a great position to claim one of the two available spots.

"We are really happy about the three points;it's really a plus. To get nine points in the first three games makes us really proud. Now we have a good chance (to qualify), but we are not there as yet. We have to try and get maximum points on Wednesday," he said.

The visitors started the better of the teams and wasted a glorious opportunity in the opening second through Andrew Isaacs. They had the better of the home team for the best part of the first half-an-hour but without any other real chances.

Marverley came into the own in the last 15 minutes and only goalkeeper Sheldon Mills denied them a go ahead goal from Everald Peddie's half volley. They should have definitely taken the lead in the 76th minute but Rohan Williams shot against the bar from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

Minutes later, Jamalco broke and Isaacs beat the offside trap and cross to Elliott who glance a header over Damian Campbell in goal.

The host then went for the equaliser and came close through Locksley Thompson in the 87th minute but Jamalco held out for another crucial win.

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