Red Stripe Premier League battle intensifies

by March 20th, 2017

The fight to stave off relegation in the Red Stripe Premier League is becoming more interesting while champions Montego Bay United suffered defeat on match day 29 yesterday.

Boys Town moved to the edge of escaping the drop zone after they secured a one nil win over 10th place Maverly/Hughenden at the Barbican Sports Complex.

The crucial goal was scored by reggae boy Shamar Nicolson in the 91st minute for his 12th goal of the season.

The ‘Red Brigade’ were earlier reduced to ten players after Wayne Ellis was shown the red card in the 62nd minute. Coach Andrew Pryce says getting the victory was not easy and they are going all out to secure victories to ensure their survival.

The result saw Boys Town joining Jamalco on 26 points after the Clarendon based team suffered a one nil defeat at the hands of Reno at Steths playfield.

The victory consolidated Reno’s 7th place on the table as they moved to 34 points.

In the meantime Montego Bay United went down one nil to Harbour View at the Harbour View mini stadium.

The all-important goal was scored by McCauley Tulloch in the 72nd minute.

The result saw Harbour View remaining in 8th place on 33 points while Mobay United stay third on goal difference with 50 points.

Meanwhile match day 29 will be completed on today with a double header at the National Stadium.

In the curtain raiser Tivoli Gardens will tackle Waterhouse while the featured game sees sixth placed Arnett Gardens taking on leaders UWI FC.