REAL Mona and Bull Bay ended the year as zone leaders in the Hi-lyte/KSAFA Major League after victories in Saturday’s fifth round of games.
Real Mona stopped Molynes United, 3-0, at Buttercup to stay two points clear at the top of Zone A, while Bull Bay edged longtime rivals Duhaney Park, 1-0, at Bull Pen to keep their five-point advantage in Zone B.
In other Zone B matches, Brown’s Town clipped Constant Spring, 1-0, and Cooreville defeated Pembroke Hall, 3-1, while Maxfield turned back Swallowfield, 1-0, and Meadforest played out a 0-0 draw with New Kingston in the other Zone B games.
At Buttercup Park, Paul Cunningham scored twice for the group leaders and the home team sealed the win by virtue of a defender’s goal.
The Peter Moses-coached team has now climbed to 12 points, two more than Brown’s Town, who surprised Constant Spring.
Molynes slipped one place to third with seven points, one more than Constant Spring and Cooreville, who beat Pembroke Hall for their second win of the season.
In Zone B, Bull Bay and Maxfield scored identical 1-0 wins to sit first and second in the table, respectively.
Donovan McCurdy scored the game’s only goal as Bull Bay extended their unbeaten run to five games and stretched their tally to 15 points, five ahead of Maxfield, who beat Swallowfield to move into second with 10 points.
Duhaney Park stayed third on seven points, the same as New Kingston, who had a goalless draw with Meadforest, who were getting their first point of the season.
Swallowfield sit at the bottom pointless as they are still to get off the mark after five games. The league continues with the first set of crosszone games next Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the Syd Bartlett competition on Sunday, bottom-of-thetable Central Kingston created the upset of the round, after beating topof-the-table Red Hills, 2-1, at Winchester Park.
The result gave Central Kingston their first points of the campaign, while Red Hills slipped to second by a point behind Whitfield Town, who slammed Stony Hill, 4-0, to climb to the top with seven points.
Seaview Gardens (four points) failed to take advantage of Red Hills’ slip-up after they went down 4-0 to the National Under-17 team at Seaview Gardens.