Jamalco take the lead

September 26, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Harbour View's John Ross Edwards (left) moves away from Arnett Gardens' player Lennox Russell in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Anthony Spauldings Sports Complex, yesterday. Arnett Gardens won 1-0.
@Normal:Jamalco's Rohan Richards (left) celebrate's his second goal against Maverly Hughenden on Sunday.
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Newcomers Jamalco FC surged to the top in the Red Stripe Premier League when they edged Maverley-Hughenden FC 3-2, at the Constant Spring Complex in St Andrew yesterday.

Jamalco scored courtesy of a double strike by Rohan Richards in the 17th and 55th minutes, while Daryon James added the other goal in the 66th minute. Nicholas Scott had earlier equalised for Maverley-Hughenden in the 23rd minute and Rodico Wellington converted a penalty in the 75th minute.

Richards of Jamalco had another wonderful performance for a fourth consecutive Man-of-the-Match award. The 22-year-old midfielder constantly troubled the Maverley-Hughenden defence line. They failed to control Richards and paid for that. Richards who is a former Denbigh High daCosta Cup player pushed his tally to four goals in as many matches.

Jamalco is creating waves in their debut RSPL season and has won three consecutive games, after losing their first game against Portmore United three weeks ago.

 

goal difference

 

The Clarendon-based team moved onto nine points, the same as reigning champions Montego Bay United and Humble Lion. However, Jamalco has scored nine goals with three against for a plus six goal difference. Both, MBU and Humble Lion has a plus three goal difference.

In another game, Arnett Gardens edged Harbour View 1-0 courtesy of a goal by Dicoy Williams in the 12th minute. With that victory, Arnett improved to seven points, while Harbour View remained on three points.

Arnett scored early and defended stoutly for their second win of the season. Harbour View were losing their third game of the new season.

Arnett's coach Jerome Waite said it was a good result.

"We played in spurts, but created numerous chances, especially Lennox Russell who missed three chances and Damari Deacon who missed one chance," Waite told STAR Sports yesterday.

Former champions, Boys' Town and Waterhouse are yet to put any point on the board. Boys' Town went down 2-1 to Portmore United at Barbican Stadium, while Humble Lion edged Waterhouse 1-0 at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon.

Yesterday's results

Boys' Town 1 Portmore United 2

FC Reno 0 Montego Bay United 2

Maverley'Hughenden 2 Jamalco 3

Humble Lion 1 Waterhouse 0

Tivoli Gardens 1 UWI FC 2

Arnett Gardens 1 Harbour View 0

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