Lilliput Rovers inch closer to semis

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Lilliput Rovers are a point away from securing their place in the semi-finals of the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL/Honda Senior League after beating Montego Bay United Under-21 3-1 in their third-round game on Friday.

The promoted Lilliput Rovers were runners up in the Division One last year and have made the best of the first season at this level and should book their place in their final game of the season against Reggae Youths at Wyndham on Friday.

On Friday, Kemar Reynolds, Jaraine Timberlake, who also scored an own goal, and Dave Bailey scored for Lilliput Rovers, as they handed MBU Under-21 their third loss of the season, while snapping an 11-game unbeaten run that stretched back to the first round.

Meanwhile, Seaview FC, winners of the Division One last year after beating Lilliput Rovers in the final, will be playing for their Senior League survival today when they take on Revelation FC at the UDC field in a game featuring two teams at the bottom of the table on 10 points each.

Four teams, including Melbourne FC and Catherine Hall are in relegation danger with two rounds of matches to go.

Meanwhile, semi-final qualifiers Violet Kickers were held 1-1 by Catherine Hall, who scored an extra-time penalty, while Reggae Youths hammered Revelations 8-1 to strengthen their semi-final ambitions.

Timothy Graham's shot from well outside the area somehow got through the legs of the Catherine Hall goalkeeper to give Violet Kickers the lead in the 38th minute in their game played at Albion.

Referee Recordo Salesman awarded a penalty in time added on as Catherine Hall salvaged a point from the conversion by Jamal Morrison, as they inched up to 14 points, but still not out of danger.

After their shock loss to Salt Spring the previous round, Reggae Youths rebounded in a big way with a hat trick from Oshane Thompson, doubles from Kashief Brown and Javan Bailey and one from Ocarey Spence to trounce Revelation FC 8-1.

Sebastian Robinson scored Revelation's lone goal to take his tally to 12 and keep him in the goal scoring lead, one more than Reggae Youths' Bailey.





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