Ten-man Portmore humble Arnett

January 30, 2017
Portmore United's Malique Foster (left) puts Fabian Reid of Arnett Gardens under pressure during yesterday's Red Stripe Premier League match in Spanish Town.
Portmore United players Henrico Ricketts (left) and goalscorer Michael Binns celebrate during yesterday's Red Stripe Premier League encounter against Arnett Gardens at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. Portmore won 3-1.
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Ten-man Portmore United climbed above Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League standings to fourth yesterday after a convincing 3-1 win over the stagnant Arnett Gardens at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.

Goals from Malique Foster (35th), Cleon Pryce (42nd) and a spectacular free-kick from Michael Binns (69th) stretched the Lenworth Hyde-coached team's unbeaten run to seven games. Leon Strickland scored Arnett's lone goal after 39 minutes.

"It is a good result ... throughout the 90 minutes our presence was felt," said winning coach Hyde. "It's good to score three goals, it's a long while we haven't scored three in a game," he added.

Portmore did all the early running, with Arnett struggling to keep pace with Pryce, Ewan Grandison, Tremaine Stewart and Ricardo Morris.

The only blot on Portmore's win was the sending-off of Damano Solomon for violent play in time added on.

UWI FC stayed third on 39 points after playing to a 1-1 draw with Humble Lion who slipped to fifth on 36 points. Reno (25) remain in seventh despite losing 1-0 to Jamalco (23) who climbed one place to eighth, while Maverley-Hughenden (20) slipped one place to ninth after their 1-1 tie with last place Boys' Town (16). The late game, Waterhouse vs Harbour View, ended 0-0. Harbour View (21) are still in 10th with Waterhouse (19) just below them in 11th.

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