Arnett, Tivoli in tight battle for semi-final spot

March 19, 2018
Daemion Benjamin (left) from Boys' town tries to shield the ball from Junior McGregor (right) from Tivoli Gardens during a Red Stripe Premier League football match at the Edward Seaga Complex. Tivoli defeated Boys' Town 3-1.

Tivoli Gardens joined Portmore United and Arnett Gardens in the top six qualification group for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Championship title after a comfortable win over relegated Boys' Town in yesterday's action.

The Omar Edwards - coached Tivoli team defeated their neighbours 3-1 in front of their fans at the Edward Sega Complex yesterday to secure a victory that pushed them to 50 points.

It's the same amount of points tallied by Arnett Gardens, who battled to a 0-0 draw against Harbour View at the Harbour View Stadium, however, its the 'Junglists', who currently occupy second spot due to a better goal difference.

With Portmore already assured of the number one spot, Arnett and Tivoli will enter the final preliminary round on Wednesday in a battle for the second automatic semi-final spot.

 

FOUR QUALIFIERS

 

The top two teams will get a bye to the semi-final round, while the other four qualifiers will battle for the remaining two spots.

Cavalier themselves inched closer to a top six spot, following a massive 4-0 hammering of FC Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Complex. That win saw Cavalier, which have a superior goal difference to their Drewsland-based rivals move up to 47 points, edging Waterhouse to fourth spot in the standings.

Harbour View are in sixth position on 46 points, just one ahead of seventh placed UWI FC.

Yesterday's results

- UWI 4 Sandals South Coast 1

- Waterhouse 1 Humble Lion 2

- Harbour View 0 Arnett Gardens 0

- Tivoli Gardens 3 Boys' Town 1

- Cavalier 4 FC Reno 0

- Montego Bay United 1 Portmore United 2

RSPL Standings

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Portmore 32 20 6 6 62 24 38 66

Arnett 32 11 17 4 53 37 16 50

Tivoli 32 14 8 10 37 27 10 50

Cavalier 32 12 11 9 39 32 7 47

Waterhouse 32 11 14 7 30 32 -2 47

H View 32 13 7 12 27 22 6 46

UWI FC 32 12 9 11 40 37 3 45

H Lion 32 10 13 9 35 30 5 43

M B U 32 10 11 11 33 36 -3 41

FC Reno 32 9 12 11 24 33 -9 39

Boys' Town 32 4 9 19 24 56 -32 21

Sandals 32 4 7 21 21 59 -39 19

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