Dun­be­holden sink Tivoli Gar­dens at Royal Lakes

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - SPORT - By Sherdon Cowan

Dun­be­holden FC

2 James (38th), Richards (52nd)

Tivoli Gar­dens

Moul­ton (86th)

1 PRO­MOTED out­fit Dun­be­holden FC con­tinue their fight to avoid rel­e­ga­tion as they reg­is­tered a sec­ond win on the trot with a 2-1 re­sult over Tivoli Gar­dens, in a rain-af­fected Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) con­test at Royal Lakes Com­plex yes­ter­day.

Goals in ei­ther half by Shevon James (38th) and Orett Richards in the 52nd, re­spec­tively were enough to se­cure three points for the St Cather­ine-based side, which re­mains in 11th po­si­tion on 19 points.

The Michael Co­hen-coached Dun­be­holden are one point be­hind 10th-place FC Reno, who were sched­uled to play yes­ter­day’s late con­test against Har­bour View FC.

An­dre Moul­ton pulled one back for Tivoli Gar­dens in minute 84. The West Kingston side have once again slipped into sev­enth po­si­tion on 28 points, one ahead of Hum­ble Lion, who were 2-0 win­ners over sec­ond-place Cava­lier FC (37 points) at Ef­fortville Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

At Royal Lakes both teams started pos­i­tively but Tivoli Gar­dens grad­u­ally gained the as­cen­dancy as they were more en­ter­pris­ing in the at­tack­ing third and seemed well set to break the dead­lock.

They went close in the 36th minute when Tkevin Gar­nett split three de­fend­ers to latch on to a loose ball, but his right-footed ef­fort was just de­flected over the cross­bar.

How­ever, Tivoli Gar­dens’ high press game left them sus­cep­ti­ble to the counter and Dun­be­holden took full ad­van­tage of the space on their way to break­ing the dead­lock against the run of play.

Dwayne Smith started the play down the left chan­nel with a long pass to Lorenzo Du­bidad, who con­trolled beau­ti­fully at the top of the arc be­fore rolling off a pass for James to ri­fle into the top of the net from close range.

The score re­mained un­changed at the break and so too did the mo­men­tum on the re­sump­tion, as Dun­be­holden dou­bled the lead seven min­utes in when Richards fired home from deep in­side the 18-yard area.

With a two-goal deficit against them Tivoli Gar­dens were re­lent­less in their pur­suit to close the gap and by ex­ten­sion equalise, and as such caused some prob­lems for Dun­be­holden’s de­fen­sive unit.

Gar­nett con­tin­ued to be a men­ace to the back­line and saw his first at­tempt in the 53rd minute com­ing back off the up­right with cus­to­dian Eric Ed­wards beaten, and a left-footed ef­fort two min­utes later was charged down as the heav­ens opened.

De­spite the heavy down­pour Tivoli Gar­dens con­tin­ued to dic­tate terms well past the hour mark as Dun­be­holden of­fered very lit­tle on the at­tack­ing end, with their aim seem­ingly be­ing to pre­serve their lead.

But their de­fen­sive ar­mour even­tu­ally gave in to the con­sis­tent pres­sure of Tivoli Gar­dens when Moul­ton eas­ily rolled one past Ed­wards from close range.

That goal sparked more fire in Tivoli’s at­tack­ing thrust but Dun­be­holden of­fered very lit­tle room to ma­noeu­vre at that point, and too lit­tle too late would be the cry when the fi­nal whis­tle sounded.

TEAMS: Dun­be­holden FC

— Eric Ed­wards, Jevon An­gel, Dwayne Smith, Shaquille Dyer, Sa­mar Rowe, Shevon James, Kevin Reid, Graeme Green, Orett Richards (Mau­rice Mais 73rd), Narado Brown (New­ton Ster­ling 76th), Lorenzo Du­bidad (Nickoy Chris­tian 78th)

Gio­vanni Smith, Leon Strick­land, De­mario Phillips, Neko Williams

Subs not used:

(48th)

— Deran Dun­con, Ke­mar Seivwright, Bar­ring­ton Pryce, Shavar Camp­bell, Hugh Evans, Arthur Wal­ters (Trayvone Reid 50th), Tkevin Gar­nett (Jer­maine John­son 73rd), Tevin Shaw, An­dre Moul­ton, Sean Cole­man (Ro­drico Welling­ton 50th), Colorado Mur­ray

Subs not used: Ni­cholas Clarke, Ezran Simp­son, Shaquille Jones, Davion Goul­bourne

Pryce (50th), Evans (71st) Oshane Na­tion

Ojay Duhaney;

Tivoli Gar­dens Booked: Ref­eree: As­sis­tant Ref­er­ees:

Rick­ton Archer

Kasa Plum­mer An­thony

Fourth Of­fi­cial: Match Com­mis­sary:

Gibbs An­gel (24th), James

Booked:

Dun­be­holden’s Shevon James (left) comes un­der a strong chal­lenge from Tkiven Gar­nett of Tivoli Gar­dens dur­ing their Red Stripe Premier League con­test at Royal Lakes Com­plex in St Cather­ine yes­ter­day. Dun­be­holden won 2-1.

Robin­son) (Pho­tos: Garfield

Orett Richards (cen­tre) of Dun­be­holden cel­e­brates with team­mates af­ter scor­ing the team’s sec­ond goal against Tivoli Gar­dens dur­ing their Red Stripe Premier League con­test at Royal Lakes Com­plex in St Cather­ine yes­ter­day. Dun­be­holden won 2-1.

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