Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Newcomers Molynes United secure six straight victories in RSPL

Newcomers Molynes United continued their dream start to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) by securing their sixth straight victory on Match Day 6 on Sunday.

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association club defeated last year's semifinalists Mount Pleasant United 1-0 at the Drewsland Stadium to maintain its perfect record. Ryan Brown scored the lone goal of the contest in the 34th minute.

The victory pushed Molynes United to maximum 18 points, still five clear of second-place Waterhouse, which put their disappointment of failing to advance to the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League behind, with a 2-0 away victory against UWI FC at the Mona Bowl.

Stephen Williams (34th minute) and Keithy Simpson (73rd-minute penalty) got the goals for the last season's beaten finalists. Waterhouse have played a game less.

Meanwhile, Humble Lion moved from sixth place to third following a 1-0 victory over Vere United, the other Premier League debutant, at the Effortville Community Centre.

Leonardo Jibbison scored the goal in the 69th minute as Humble Lion moved to nine points, four behind Waterhouse and one ahead of fourth-place Arnett Gardens, which blanked Cavalier 2-0 in the late game at the  Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.

Arnett Gardens secured their goals from Vishinul Harris (45th minute) and Jovani Simms (78th minute) as the former champions moved from 10th place and into the top four.

Defending champions Portmore United were denied a third straight victory following a 1-1 draw against Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex.

Rushane Spence handed the home team the lead in the 27th minute but Portmore United hit back through Shai Smith in the 49th minute.

Portmore United climbed two places to sixth to join fifth-place Cavalier on seven points; while Tivoli Gardens remain in the relegation zone with Vere United.

Both Tivoli Gardens, which are second-from-the-bottom and last-place Vere United are on four points, one ahead of 10th-place UWI FC.

The final game of Match Day 6 takes place on Monday night with Harbour View facing Dunbeholden FC at the Harbour View Stadium.

Arnett Gardens 2 Cavalier 0
Humble Lion 1 Vere United 0
Molynes United 1 Mount Pleasant 0
Tivoli Gardens 1 Portmore United 1
UWI FC 0 Waterhouse 2

Harbour View FC vs Dunbeholden FC at Harbour View Stadium - 8:30 pm.



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