Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
Weston Forrest of Waterhouse (right) in a tussle for the ball with Ronaldo Rodney of Montego Bay United in Red Stripe Premier League football at Waterhouse yesterday. Montego Bay won 3-0. – Ian Allen/Staff Photographer
Five-time national league champions, Tivoli Gardens, took advantage of several teams ahead of them being idle to jump five places into third after clipping August Town 1-0 in their eighth round Red Stripe Premier League encounter yesterday at the UWI Bowl, Mona.
The game’s lone goal was scored by Andre Morgan in the 65th minute, his first in the country’s top flight.
With their third win of the season and first in three games, Tivoli have progressed to 13 points, the same as second-place Humble Lion, but with an inferior goal difference.
August Town were suffering only their second defeat of the season, but two in as many games with the first having come last week at the same venue to Boys’ Town. Despite the result, the Max Straw-coached team remains seventh in the 12-team standings on 10 points.
Tivoli Gardens’ head coach, Glendon ‘Admiral Bailey, is hoping that the win will spur on his team.
“It is good to get back in the winners’ circle,” Bailey said. “With a quality team, sometimes when you’re down that’s all you need; that win to get you back going.”
Just as was the case in their game last week, August Town deserved more than they got from the match, but paltry shooting with Larone Russell and second-half substitute Rohan Williams being the main culprits. Both missed from six yards out in the 73rd and 84th minutes, respectively.
“Two matches on the trot that we have lost, because people are coming at us, as we were unbeaten,” Wayne Campbell, August Town’s assistant coach shared. “So we are seeing the effects of people taking us very seriously. ”
Despite being more dominant in the first half, Tivoli’s goal did not come until 20 minutes into the second stanza. Morgan reacted quickest to a loose ball in August Town’s six-yard box to fire home.
Montego Bay United 3
Dino Williams (28th & 77th)
Allan Ottey (49th)
Boys’ Town vs Arnett Gardens at Anthony Spaulding Complex, 7 p.m.
Humble Lion vs Sporting Central at Effortville Community Centre, 7 p.m.