Thursday 20 February, 2020

Humble Lion continue good form in RSPL third round

Humble Lion secured two victories from two matches in the third round of the 2019-2020 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) by achieving an away 1-0 victory over Mount Pleasant Football Academy at Drax Hall Sports Complex in the Monday night fixture.

In what was the final fixture of Match Day 24, Rohan Richards scored the lone goal of the contest in the 80th minute to hand second-place Mount Pleasant FA another setback in their quest to top the preliminary round.

Mount Pleasant FA, which dropped two points against Harbour View in a 1-1 draw on Match Day 23, have now slipped five points behind leaders Waterhouse, the beaten finalists last season.

Humble Lion, which entered the round in third place, have dropped to fourth despite the victory. The Clarendon-based outfit is on 39 points the same as defending champions Portmore United, which are ranked a place higher in the table as a result of a better goal difference.

Humble Lion and Portmore United are just two points behind Mount Pleasant.

Dunbeholden and Arnett Gardens, both on 35 points, round off the top six with just nine regular-season games remaining.

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.

UWI FC (18 points) and Vere United (16 points) are the teams in the relegation zone.

MATCHDAY 24 RESULTS

FRIDAY'S RESULT
Waterhouse 3 Dunbeholden 1

SUNDAY'S RESULTS
Portmore United 5 Vere United 0
UWI FC 1 Molynes United 1
Cavalier 1 Harbour View 1
Arnett Gardens 1 Tivoli Gardens 1

MONDAY’S RESULTS
Mount Pleasant FA 0 Humble Lion FC 1

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