Jamalco's Richards, RSPL's top marksman after four rounds
Jamalco's Rohan Richards leads the goal-scoring chart after four rounds of the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).
Richards, a former Denbigh High School daCosta Cup sharpshooter, has found the back of the net four times to lead his team to the top of the points standings with nine points. He scored in the 17th and 55th minutes on Sunday to lead Jamalco to a 3-2 away win over Maverley-Hughenden.
Boys' Town are yet to get off the mark in this year's competition. They sit second from bottom and are ahead of cellar dwellers Waterhouse on goal difference.
This, however, has not stopped young Shamar Nicholson, a national Under-20 representative, from displaying his quality in front of goal for the Red Brigade.
Nicholson, a former Trench Town High Manning Cup player, has three goals so far. His last was a consolation strike on Sunday as Boys' Town were clipped 2-1 by Portmore United at the Barbican Complex.
Another exciting young prospect in the Red Stripe Premier League is Arnett Gardens' Damari Deacon. Arnett have scored just three goals in four matches and Deacon has two of them, the other is the winner scored by Dicoy Williams against Harbour View on Sunday at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.
The 20-year-old Deacon has been plucked out of obscurity by Arnett Gardens FC and their veteran coach Jerome Waite. He lives in the community but did not play Manning Cup for any of the schools in the area and is now in his second year with the RSPL team.
Former Jamaica youth player, Humble Lion's Levaughn Williams; Roshane Sharpe of Jamalco; Maverley-Hughenden's pair of Nicholas Scott and Rodico Wellington; Montego Bay's national players Dino Williams and Allan Ottey; and another former national player, Jermaine Johnson of Tivoli Gardens, are all on two goals.
Top ten goalscorers in RSPL: 4 - Rohan Richards (Jamalco); 3 - Shamar Nicholson (Boys' Town); 2 - Damari Deacon (Arnett Gardens), Levaughan Williams (Humble Lion), Roshane Sharpe (Jamalco), Nicholas Scott and Rodico Wellington (Maverley-Hughenden), Dino Williams and Allan Ottey (Montego Bay United), Jermaine Johnson (Tivoli Gardens).