Photo: Humble Lion team photo.
Humble Lion FC whipped Tivoli Gardens 4-0 at the Effortville Community Centre on Sunday to finish top of the pile of the Red Stripe Premier League after leaders at the beginning of the day, UWI FC fell 2-0 to Portmore United at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.
A point behind the UWI at the start of the day, Humble Lion needed a win over Tivoli plus help from Portmore to surpass the Mona based team and claim the $1million dollar bounty.
Second placed Tivoli Gardens were held to a 0-0 draw by fourth place Humble Lion at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in the only game between the teams in the top six of the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday. Elton Thompson was denied the winner for Tivoli Gardens by the linesman flag in the final minute of stoppage time in an intense and gripping contest.
Tivoli Gardens should have put the game to bed in the first fifteen minutes of play after a storming start, but lived to rue the missed chances as a grateful Humble Lion left West Kingston with a precious point.
Photo: Tevin Shaw (left) and Shamar Nicholson wil play key roles for Tivoli Gardens FC and Boys Town FC respectively in their Red Stripe Premier League game on Sunday at the Barbican Field.
Humble Lion FC became the first team in the Red Stripe Premier League this season not to fall from the top of the table the week after going to the summit, when they played out a 1-1 draw with Portmore United last weekend.
Photo: Francois Swaby came off the bench to score the second goal for Humble Lion in the 71st minute, as they defeated Portmore United 2-1 in the first leg of the Red Stripe Premier League semi-finals on Sunday. The teams will meet next Monday in the second leg at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex to determine who plays in the final.
Photo: Arnett Gardens midfielder Vishunul Harris tries to turn away from Humble Lion defender Ricardo Campbell during their Red Stripe Premier League semi-final game at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday. The game ended 1-1 and both teams will meet in the decider at the Effortville Centre next Monday night.
A well-executed penalty kick by captain Wolery Wolfe in the 42nd minute ensured that Humble Lion head into the second leg of the Red Stripe Premier League semi-final against favourites Arnett Gardens all square.
Photo: Donovan Duckie takes his Humble Lion team to Wespow Park to face champions Montego Bay United and in need of all three points.
Arnett Gardens will top the standings
Arnett Gardens sitting comfortable at the summit and are in poll position of winning this year's Red Stripe Premier League title. They have the best away form accumulating 29 points from a possible 48, winning 9, drawing 2, and losing 5. They also boast the best home form with an impressive 34 points from 15 games (P-15 W-10 D-4 L-1).
Photo: Waterhouse striker Andre Leslie tries to protect the ball from Humble Lion defender Hugh Howell during their Red Stripe Premier League game on Sunday at Drewsland. Waterhouse won the game 1-0 to book a spot in the semifinals of the competition.
Waterhouse FC sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday when they edged play-off hopefuls Humble Lion 1-0 at Drewsland, courtesy of a first half penalty scored by Nicholy Finlayson.