Monday 16 December, 2019

Arnett, Humble Lion in mid-table RSPL clash

Mid-table teams Arnett Gardens and Humble Lion will tussle at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Monday at 8:35 pm seeking to keep themselves in the race for the top of the standings.

The match will be the final one of the 15th round in the preliminary stage of the competition, which is currently being lead by defending champions Portmore United.

Arnett are fifth in the points standing on 23 points, two places and four points ahead of Humble Lion.

Arnett will jump two places with a victory Monday night, while Humble Lion will move into sixth spot, replacing Tivoli Gardens.

Humble Lion will be entering the lair at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, a place where the 'junglist' have shredded many opponents over the years and also this season.

Arnett is the current top team at home, as they have collected 17 of their points at their gladiator fortress.

Humble Lion's record on the road is better than their achievement at home, tallying 16 of their points away.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Portmore's lead atop the standings was reduced, as they played to a 1-1 draw with Harbour View at Spanish Town Prison Oval, while second-placed Waterhouse defeated newcomers Dunbeholden 2-1 at Drewsland.

Portmore had started the round six points ahead of Waterhouse, but the results currently have them on 32 points, with Waterhouse on 27.

Portmore took the lead at Spanish Town Prison Oval through a 20th minute strike from Chevany Willis, but strugglers Harbour View pulled level with a goal from Peter-Lee Vassell eight minutes later.

It earned Harbour View a point, but failed to lift them from 11th in the 12-team competition.

Their fellow relegation-threatened side, newcomers Dunbeholden were not as fortunate, as Waterhouse kept them at the bottom of the standings with goals from Kaemmar Daley in the 29th and Tremaine Stewart in the 45th minutes as Dean-Andre Thomas netted a consolation in the 56th.

Mount Pleasant was the day's only other winner as they tagged UWI 2-1 at Drax Hall.

Ronaldo Rodney in the 28th and Kesslon Hall in the 82nd got the winners for Mount Pleasant that enabled them to jump two places to third on 25 points and continue UWI's spiralling free fall towards the bottom.

UWI have lost six consecutive matches as they remain stagnant in eighth position on 17 points.

In the day's other match, Montego Bay United and Tivoli Gardens played to a 1-1 draw at Wespow Park.

Both teams failed to move in the standing as Montego Bay are ninth on 16, with Tivoli sixth on 21.

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