Leaders Portmore FC held by Mount Pleasant at Drax Hall

By January 20, 2019

Defending champions Portmore United and newcomers Mount Pleasant FC played to a 1-1 draw at Drax Hall on Sunday as action kicked off in the third and final round of the 2018/2019 Red Stripe Premier League.

The point gained by Mount Pleasant could prove crucial to securing a spot in the playoffs and they have Kemar Beckford to thank for that point when he scored in the 70th minute to cancel out Randee Smith’s 37th minute goal.

It was the third meeting between the teams this season with Mount Pleasant winning their opening encounter 2-1 but lost their second meeting 1-0 in early January.

Meanwhile, the recently improved newcomer this season, Dunbeholden, also picked up a valuable point after a nil-all draw with second-placed Waterhouse FC at Royal Lakes. Waterhouse had beaten the St. Catherine-based unit in their two previous encounters this season.

At the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon, fourth-placed Arnett Gardens – now on 35 points scored all three goals but ended up losing the encounter 2-1 against eighth-placed Humble Lion who now have 28 points.

Own goals from Ranike Anderson and Ricardo Oldham in the 28th and 33rd minutes, respectively, had Arnett Gardens trailing 2-0 at half time. Fabian Reid halved the lead in the 63rd minute but it would be as close as the Junglists would get.

Third-placed Cavalier climbed to 41 points after their and 0-0 draw with FC Reno who now with 22 points are still 10th and dangerously close to the relegation zone.

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