Harbour View move to within one point of RSPL safety
Former champions Harbour View moved to within one point of Premiership safety with a 2-0 win over bottom-placed Vere United in their Monday night fixture of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Harbour View Stadium.
Oshane Staple (44th minute) and McKauly Tulloch (90+3 minute) scored for the Stars of the East in what was the final fixture of Matchday 27.
With just six regular-season games remaining, ninth-place Harbour View moved to 35 points, six clear of 10th place-Molynes United (29 points) and 17 clear of relegation-threatened UWI FC and Vere United, which both have 18 points.
At the end of the preliminary round, the top two teams on points will advance straight to the semi-finals; while third to sixth place will enter into a playoff for the other two semi-final spots. The top team at the end of the preliminary round will also win $1 million. And the bottom two teams will be relegated.
On Sunday, second-year team Mount Pleasant FA won 2-0 at Arnett Gardens to join last year's beaten finalists Waterhouse atop the points standings. Both teams are on 50 points but Waterhouse, despite losing 4-3 to Tivoli Gardens at the Constant Spring Stadium on Sunday, are leading the standings courtesy of a better goal difference.
Reigning champions Portmore United and Humble Lions, both with 42 points, Dunbeholden FC (39 points) and Arnett Gardens (38 points) round off the top six teams.
Molynes United 2 Dunbeholden 4
Tivoli Gardens 4 Waterhouse 3
UWI FC 0 Cavalier 3
Arnett Gardens 0 Mount Pleasant FC 2
Harbour View 2 Vere United 0