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SPANISH Town joined Kingston College at the top of Group F on 13 points following a 3-1 defeat of Penwood High in the sixth round of their ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition at Cling Cling Oval yesterday.
Kingston College, who have already completed six games, remain in the lead with a far superior goal difference. Meanwhile their match against Eltham was not played. as the latter failed to turn up for the game.
Spanish Town, knowing that they had to seek victory in order to remain in serious contention for one of the two top spots, started the day on 10 points from five games and in a no-nonsense approach, went on the attack from the opening whistle.
The effort paid off in the 21st minute when Nicholas Smith beat the Penwood goalkeeper Akeem Tyrell from close up. Inspired by the early success the visitors kept pounding away at their opponents' goal and Smith again punished Penwood for a dreadful error, as Tyrell failed to show good judgement between his uprights and let through a second goal.
Penwood, who were playing well enough in patches to get on the scoresheet, wasted the little that came their way and fell farther behind on the stroke of half time. Spanish Town won a free kick some 35 yards out, and defender Chavez Arnold took an exploratory shot at the Penwood goal and Tyrell again misread a long, looping ball that fell behind him and into an open goal.
Spanish Town returned for the second half with less purpose and although creating good chances they seemed contented with the lead margin. But Penwood were not dead yet and Cheanardo Anderson, who was the bulwark of their defence and standout player of both sides, scored a tremendous roofter in the 60th minute to give his side some ray of hope for a revival. As it eventually turnout it was just consolation as Penwood seemed to lack the legs to really strive for more success and thus remained rooted at the bottom of the standings on one point from six games.
Defender Stephen Nelson (right) of Spanish Town
clears the ball out of harms way from an on
rushing Penwood striker Kevin Duhaney during
their ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football match at
Cling Cling Oval yesterday. Spanish Town won 3-
1. (PHOTO: KARL MCCLARTY)
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