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January 14, 2013
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Round final fight goes to the wire
Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter

The race for a place in the all-incentive second end-of-round final has been thrown wide open following yesterday's 21st round of games in the Red Stripe Premier League.

Having suffered their second loss of the round, Montego Bay United have slipped to second after going down 1-0 to Arnett Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.

The Junglists are also on 18 points with Montego Bay but have scored more goals with one round of games to be played. The win, however, saw Arnett overtake their opponents in the overall standings, as they climb to third on 35 points, while Montego Bay slipped one place to fourth with 34 points.

Leaders of the 12-team premier league standings, Harbour View, moved to third on the second round table, with 17 points, after blanking Sporting Central Academy 2-0 at Brancourt.

Harbour View, which lost to Boys' Town in the first end-of-round final, have 42 points in the overall standings, while Sporting Central languishing in ninth position with 25 points.

Defending Premier League champions Portmore United are also in contention for a place in the final following a 2-0 victory over Highgate United in their match played at Ferdie Neita Park. Portmore are tied on 17 second-round points with Harbour View and also have an identical goal difference of 10, while they trail Harbour View by five points in the general standings after progressing to 37 points.

Waterhouse have also garnered 17 points in the second round after playing to a 1-1 draw with Tivoli Gardens at Drewsland Stadium.

Tivoli were reduced to 10 players in the 79th minute when Ranike Anderson was sent off.

The Glendon Bailey-coached Tivoli remain eighth in the standings on 27 points, while Waterhouse are fifth with 32 points.

Savannah picked up their first point of the second round when they came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Boys' Town at Collie Smith Drive.

The Westmoreland-based Savannah remain at the foot of the table on 12 points, while Boys' Town are sixth with 31points.

Cavalier, who also have 17 second-round points, will tonight host Humble Lion at Stadium East.

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