[SPORTS]:::Village humble the lions.....moves closer to top six

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
By Craig Oates
Village United brought the high-flying Humble Lions FC down to earth in the Digicel Premier League on Sunday. Humble Lions had their six-game unbeaten tun in the third round of the Digicel Premier League snapped by the hard running Village team, who after finding themselves rooted at the bottom of the points standings for most of the competition are just shy of moving back into the top-six with a hard­fought 2-1 win at the Effortsville Community Centre.

    Captain Troy Smith opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 26th minute; Dino Williams doubled Village's advantage with a fantastic goal in the 73rd minute silencing the vociferous home supporters.
    With the win, Village United are now on 36 points to share sixth place with Rivoli United, who edged St. George's.SC 1-0 at Lynch Park, and Coach Cassman Williams' hopes that they can maintain this form until the end.
    Former champions Harbour View FC continue to lead the point standing with 60 points after their 2-0 victory over nearest rivals and defending champions Tivoli Gardens (57 points) at the Compound on Sunday.
    They are followed by Waterhouse who have been having a wretched run of form in the second round. They are on 43, St. George's SC on 42, Boys' Town on 41. The lower half of the table sees Humble Lions, Arnett Gardens and August Town on 34, followed by Portmore United on 33 and Sporting Central Academy at the foot of the table on 30 points.
    "We want to continue winning and move up in the top six at the conclusion of this round," said Village coach, Cassman Williams, in an earlier interview this season. .
    Humble Lions were losing for the first time since their 2-0 defeat to Tivoli Gardens at the start of the second round. Their consolation goal came through Omando McLeod in the 89th minute. They remain on 34 points.
    Humble Lions' Jeffery Baker and Denzil Watson were constant thorns in the flesh of the Village back four but failed to capitalize on simple chances. Dino Williams would respond for Village with some decent runs, but also failed to find the mark.
    It was skipper Troy Smith who converted the 12-yard spot kick in the 26th minute, leaving Shawn Sawyers with absolutely no chance of making a save. The half ended 1-0 in Village favour. Humble Lions came roaring back in the second half and committed many players in attack but was stung once again by Village when Williams added his name on the score sheet in the 73rd minute. The Lions would eventually roar back with a consolation goal through McLeod a minute
from time.
  TIvoli                        vs    St. Georges
             @ Edward Seaga Sports Complex 

  Rivoli                       vs    Portmore
             @ Spanish Town Sports Complex

  Village United        vs    Arnett Gardens
             @ Elletson Wakeland Sports Complex

  Sporting Central    vs    Waterhouse
             @ Brancourt

  Habour View          vs    Humble Uons
             @ Habour View Mini Stadium

  Boys Town             vs    August Town
             @ Collie Smith Drive

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