Mount Pleasant Football Academy took a step closer to the Jamaica Premier League playoffs following a 3-2 win over Cavalier in the third and final game at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence today.
It was Mount Pleasant’s fourth win from eight games and they jumped four places from sixth to the second spot on 14 points. They are level with leaders Vere United, but behind only by goal difference.
Cavalier, on the other hand, slipped to fifth with 12 points after suffering their fourth loss of the season from eight games.
They can be surpassed by both Waterhouse and Tivoli Gardens will be in action on Saturday witting on 10 points each. Waterhouse will play Arnett Gardens while Tivoli Gardens tackle leaders Vere United.
Jourdaine Fletcher, who got the start today, opened the scoring for Mount Pleasant in the 16thminute before Kemar Beckford doubled the advantage in minute 31.
Shaniel Thomas responded for Cavalier netting in the 42nd minute for his fifth goal of the season which puts him just one behind top marksman Oquassa Chong of Harbour View with six goals.
Then Daniel Green made it 3-1 for Mount Pleasant in the 86th minute before the impressive Ronaldo Webster reduced the deficit for Cavalier in the 90+4 minute.
It was the St Ann-based Mount Pleasant’s first win over Cavalier in five meetings and it was a well-deserved one.
Man-of-the-Match: Jourdaine Fletcher (Mount Pleasant)
Cavalier: 31-Jeadine White, 03-Jeovanni Laing, 04-Richard King, 15-Kyle Ming (21-Christopher Ainsworth 85th), 16-Melvin Doxilly (27-Jerome McLeary 85th), 24-Kamoy Simpson, 08-Marlando Maxwell (14-Lamont Rochester 66th), 22-Collin Anderson (10-Dwayne Atkinson 35th), 17-Shaniel Thomas, 07-Ronaldo Webster, 09-Courtney Allen (05-Jamoy Topey 66th).
Subs not used: 30-Ricardo Watson, 06-Nickache Murray, 18-Jamar Purcell, 23-Cleo Clarke.
Coach: Rudolph Speid
Mount Pleasant: 56-Akel Clarke, 04-Alwayne Harvey, 06-Liston James, 27-Kevin Layne, 29-Tajay Anderson (25-Sherman Goulbourne 90+3), 12-Latroy Laing, 09-Daniel Green, 10-Kemar Beckford (32-Gary Mills 88th), 15-Kevaughn Isaacs, 08-Jourdaine Fletcher (03-Ladale Richie 88th), 11-Kesslon Hall.
Subs not used: 01-Shaven Paul, 07-Devonte Campbell, 24-Osani Ricketts, 33-Ricardo Gaynor.
Coach: Walter Downes
Booked: Tajay Anderson 60th
Referee: Oshane Nation
Assistant Referee 1: Stephenie Dale Yee Sing
Assistant Referee 2: Damion Williams
Fourth Official: Doyen Tummings
Match Commissioner: Stephen Sharpe
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