In the 'Nich' of time ... Nicholson's late strike give Boys' Town survival hope

March 20, 2017
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Shamar Nicholson (left) of Boys' Town tries to get the better of Andrew Whyte of Maverley Hughenden in a Red Stripe Premier League football match at the Barbican Complex yesterday. Nicholson scored for Boys' Town to give them a 1-0 win.
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Match-winner Shamar Nicholson says his Boys' Town team will fight to the end to avoid relegation after his goal handed them a glimmer of hope in the fight for survival.

Nicholson's late strike handed relegation threatened Boys' Town a lifeline as they edged Maverley-Hughenden 1-0 in a relegation battle in the Red Stripe Premier League.

However, another relegation threatened team Waterhouse will have a chance of moving further away when they face Tivoli Gardens today in the Monday Night double header.

Nicholson, who is the national senior men's team striker, scored a header in the 90th minute in the match at Barbican Complex yesterday.

He was naturally elated for the three points that pushed his team on to 26, the same as Jamalco who went down 1-0 to Reno, yesterday.

The lanky 19-year-old pushed his tally to 12 goals just two behind the league's leading goalscorer Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson.

In another game, Harbour View defeated MoBay United 1-0.

 

Remaining games

 

"It is a good victory for us as we joined Jamalco. We won't give up as the plan is to fight to the end in our remaining games," Nicholson told Star Sports at game's end.

"The coach (Andrew Price) was telling me to jump and I did that and scored. We want to remain in the league for next year,'" he added.

In tonight's games at the National Stadium, Tivoli Gardens face Waterhouse in the first game at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by the feature game between Arnett Gardens and UWI FC starting at 8 p.m.

Waterhouse are in ninth position on 28 points, the same as Maverley-Hughenden as the relegation fight gets intense.

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