MoBay widens the gap, Maverley continues rebound
Defender John Barrett scored his first goal of the season, as defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) widened the gap at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League with a 1-0 victory over UWI-FC yesterday at Wespow Park.
Barrett was on target in the 35th minute, when his stooping header beat UWI goalkeeper Amal Knight at his near post.
The win take them to 34 points and get them back to winning ways, following their 1-2 stumble last week to Humble Lion. It was UWI's second successive loss and keep them on 29 points.
"The result speaks for itself; we dominated the game and sometimes we need only one goal for three points. We got that today from Barrett," said assistant coach Dillon Thelwell.
UWI, who came into the match in joint second place on points alongside Humble Lion never looked comfortable.
It was unlike them to go the entire half of a match without a shot on goal. In fact, their first real attempt came in the 92nd minute, when Jamie Robinson forced a save out of Jacomeno Barrett in the MBU goal.
Corey Hylton and top striker Dino Williams, while having good spells in attack never threatened Knight at the other either, except in the 12th minute, when Hylton was gifted an opportunity which he spurned.
UWI head coach Marcel Gayle, said the game went according to plan for a top-of-the-table clash, but that Montego Bay wanted it more.
Meanwhile, at the Frome Sports Complex, Humble Lion roared past Reno FC 2-0 thanks to goals from Francois Swaby in the 54th and Devon Hodges (71st minute) respectively.
Humble Lion now has sole ownership of second spot in the league with 32 points. Reno who have yet to win back-to-back matches this season are in mid pack on 18 points.
Jamoy Sibbles scored as Marverly-Hughenden continued their upsurge with a 1-0 win over Arnett Gardens in the 'Jungle'.