Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Portmore United join Waterhouse into RSPL final again

Portmore United have earned the right to meet Waterhouse FC in back-to-back finals of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) after playing to a 1-1 draw against newcomers Mount Pleasant Football Academy in their second-leg semi-final fixture, on Monday night, at the National Stadium.

The reigning champions won the semi-final tie 3-2 on aggregate following a 2-1 victory in the first-leg, seven days ago.

Javon East handed Portmore United a 1-0  lead in the 22nd minute, but Sualae McCalla scored a late equaliser (90+2) to give Mount Pleasant Football Academy a glimmer of hope with the aggregate score reduced to 3-2 with two minutes of time added on remaining. 

Earlier, Waterhouse booked their spot in the final by beating Cavalier FC 1-0 in their second-leg semi-final fixture.

Keamar Daley scored the only goal of the match in the 46th minute as Waterhouse won the semi-final tie 3-0 on aggregate. Waterhouse had won the first-leg 2-0 last Monday.

The final will take place on Monday, April 29, also at the National Stadium at 8:35 pm.  Portmore United will be hunting back-to-back titles and their seventh overall, while Waterhouse will be looking for a third title.

Portmore  United defeated Waterhouse 4-3 on penalties in the final last year after the teams had battled to a 0-0 deadlock after 90 minutes of regulation time and 30 minutes of extra-time.

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