Monday night roar for Humble Lion
Humble Lion opened this season's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Monday Night Live with a hard-fought 2-1 win over bottom-of-the-table Boys' Town last night.
The win also pushed the Clarendon side back into fourth spot with 42 points, while Boys' Town remained at the bottom on 16.
He got three points but Humble Lion coach Donovan Duckie was disappointed with the team's display.
"If you are harbouring thoughts about the title, you have to show more maturity than that. Kudos to us for getting two goals, but we just did not do well," he said.
Boys Town captain, Xavian Virgo, said his side needed to make better use of their chances.
"We need more goals from our midfield and right now it is not working for us," he said.
Boys' Town had a favourable start and drew first blood when Rafiek Thomas, who spent the first half of the season at Humble Lion, but returned to his home town club in January, beat goalkeeper Kadeem Davis to a loose ball and slotted home from a tight angle.
The 'Red Brigade' continued to look impressive and should have added to their lead in the 23rd minute when Shamar Nicholson set up Andrew Allen, who could not keep his effort down from 18 yards.
And Boys' Town were made to pay for that miss. Shortly after, Jermaine Christian broke behind the Boys' Town defence and hammered a low shot past goalkeeper Shawn Wilson.
Boosted by the equaliser, Humble Lion took the lead when Ricardo Dennis went clear in the 36th minute before beating Wilson at his near post.