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Duanvale open up eight-point lead in Trelawny Major League

Monday, April 16, 2018

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DUANVALE, Trelawny — Duanvale FC opened up an eight-point lead in the Trelawny Football Association Grandeur Transportation Services/Monymusk Rum Major League on Saturday after outscoring Granville FC 4-2 in their return-round game at Duanvale Playing field.

Onandi Rowe scored a first-half brace as Duanvale FC raced to 19 points and atoned for their first-round 2-2 draw against Granville FC, their only hiccup in zone play all season.

Meanwhile, Cooper Pen FC avenged their first-round loss to Daniel Town, beating them 2-0 at Coopers Pen, and moved past Spicy Hill into second place in Zone Two.

At Duanvale, Rowe gave the home team the lead in the 22nd minute, but Onecko Brown, who also had two goals, levelled for Granville FC in the 31st minute.

Rowe then restored Duanvale FC's lead in the 38th minute and Andre Coleman added a third goal in the 69th minute to give them a two-goal 3-1 lead.

Brown scored his second for Granville FC in the 73rd minute and pulled them to within one of Duanvale, but Chavaughn Barnett scored in the 85th minute as Duanvale FC eased away to win.

Daniel Town had beaten Coopers Pen 2-0 in the first round, but the favour was returned on Saturday with goals from Shannary Brown in the 54th minute and Delbert Thomas in the 86th minute, which helped the home team to the full points as they improved to 11 and took over second place.

— Paul Reid

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