Harbour View kept the Red Stripe Premier League alive clipping Portmore United 1-0 at the Compound in the late kick-off. With both title-chasing Boys’ Town and Tivoli Gardens suffering earlier defeats, had Portmore United won, they would have opened up an unassailable 15 points lead with only six games remaining. But instead, Portmore’s remained on top with 63 points and their lead are a still, a massive 12 points.
Jeremie Lynch netted the winner in the 16th minute as Harbour View climbed back into the sixth spot on 43 points.
At Brancourt, title-chasing Boys’ Town crashed to a 0-1 defeated at Sporting Central Academy and all but ended their slim chances of winning the premier league. In fact, Boys’ Town have slipped to third on 51 points and with only six games remaining, are still in with a mathematical chance. Tevin Bascom netted for Sporting Central in the 71st minute as the Clarendon team stayed in ninth spot on 41 points.
At Effortville Community Centre, also in Clarendon, Humble Lion edged Tivoli Gardens 1-0 and leapfrogged them into fourth on 50 points by goal difference. Denzil Watson scored 11th minute as Humble Lion continued their quest to finish at least second in their third year in the league. Defending champion Tivoli Gardens can effectively hand over their crown as they slipped to fifth on 50 points.
Waterhouse regained second spot with 51 points after beating bottom team Village United 1-0. Gary McIntosh found the clincher in the 48th minute. Village’s woes continued and they remained at the bottom of the 12-team league with 24 points and are red hot favourites to be relegated.
At Frome, home team Reno FC are likely to join Village as the relegated teams after crashing 1-2 to Arnett Gardens to be in 11th spot on 25 points. Newton Sterling grabbed both goals for Arnett Gardens in the 36th and 61st minutes after Craig Foster had given Reno a 16th minute lead. Arnett Gardens improved their chances of playing in the top six in the fourth and final round, moving to 42 points in seventh place. It is now a straight fight between four teams for the final sixth spot with one game remaining.
Meanwhile Highgate United virtually secured top flight football for next season after beating Montego Bay United 2-0 at Lynch Park. Goals by Damion James and Donovan Davis in the 11th and 31st minutes, pushed Highgate to 32 points, seven points above of the relegation zone with six games remaining. Montego Bay slipped to two places to eighth on 41 points but still has a chance to make the top six in their first season back in the league.