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CLARENDON, Jamaica — Humble Lion advanced to the second round of the Flow Champions Cup after scoring a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cavalier at the Effortville Community Centre yesterday.
The hosts were up and running from as early as the second minute when veteran striker Roberto Fletcher rounded the goalkeeper for a routine finish.
However, Cavalier responded with an equally well-worked goal on nine minutes after Claudius Blackburn, left unmarked in the box, tapped home from close range.
The teams continued to tussle possession in a keen midfield battle, before Omando McLeod outmuscled his markers to head in the winner just past the hour.
Winning coach Geoffrey Maxwell said while his team didn't overwhelm their opponents, he's happy to be moving on to the next round. "To be frank," he said, "it wasn't the best game, but sometimes in a knock-out competition these are the sort of performances that will get you through".
Meanwhile, Cavalier's David Laylor said they have no choice but to put this defeat behind them and look towards the start of the Red Stripe Premier League season.
In other games, Axum Sports Club blanked Highgate United 2-0 at Gray's Inn Complex with Ricardo Davis (63rd) and Davion Smith (69th) hitting the target in a game which resulted in both teams ending with 10 players; Barbican edged Exchange United 3-2 on penalties after the game ended 1-1, courtesy of strikes by Exchange's Dwayne Williams in the fifth minute, and Dwayne Stewart in the 36th minute.
In the late kick-off at York Oval, Port Morant United and Eagle Strikers SC were locked at 1-1 after an hour.
Six games will be played today, with Savannah SC hosting Holland United at Frome Sports Complex; Sporting Central Academy entertain Jamalco at Clarendon Park; Logwood United travel to New Town to face Black Star; New Green are at home to Reggae Youths at Brooks Park; Sandals Whitehouse play at home to Rivoli United at Crocs Lawn; and Montego Bay United welcome Rockfort to Wespow Park.
Humble Lion goalkeeper Damion Crooks (right) collects a high ball ahead of Cavalier goalscorer
Claudius Blackburn (left) and his teammate Ricardo Campbell during their Flow Champions Cup
first-round match at Effortville yesterday. Humble Lion won 2-1. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)
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