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February 28, 2013
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Boys' Town seize second place

Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter

The pressure has been firmly placed on defending Red Stripe Premier League champions Portmore United ahead of their 26th round match against Sporting Central Academy at Brancourt this afternoon, with game time set for 3 o'clock.

Portmore have not only fallen further behind league leaders Harbour View following the latter's 1-0 win over Humble Lion yesterday at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium, but they have also lost their grip on second place in the 12-team standing to Boys' Town.

Harbour View's victory, which was secured courtesy of a 56th-minute goal by Christopher Harvey, carried them to 55 points; 12 clear of the Red Brigade.

Humble Lion fell one place in the table to ninth on 31 points, as they were overtaken by Tivoli Gardens who secured their first win in 10 games.

Tivoli Gardens' win came at the expense of cellar dwellers Savannah, who they defeated 1-0 at the Frome Sports Complex by virtue of a 60th-minute strike by Kemar Flemmings.

Tivoli moved up to eighth with 32 points, while Savannah remain rooted to the bottom of the table with 17 points.

Boys' Town were propelled into second place by left-back Hugh Evans, whose superb 79th-minute goal was enough to see them past Arnett Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Complex.

Boys' Town sit on 43 points, 12 adrift Harbour View, while Arnett remain fourth on 40 points.

Both teams ended the game with 10 players following the dismissal of Arnett Gardens' Marcelino Blackburn and Boys' Town's Garfield Gillespie in the 51st minute.

Highgate United continued their desperate push to avoid relegation after twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Montego Bay United at the Catherine Hall Complex.

Highgate occupy 11th, on 25 points, while Montego Bay moved up one spot to fifth on 38 points.

Today's action will also see sixth-place Waterhouse (37) entertain seventh-place Cavalier (35) at the Drewsland Stadium. Match time is set for 6 p.m.

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