Racing speed to top of Tier II
HIGH-SCORING Racing United has taken over the lead in the points tables of the Jamaica Football Federation Tier II competition, after Saturday’s round matches which saw previous leaders Meadforest FC lose for the first time.
Racing United beat Wadada United FC 9-0 — just days after their 19-0 thrashing of Downs YC — and moved to 13 points, one more than Meadforest FC who were edged 1-0 by Tru-Juice FC in Bog Walk.
Raheem Edwards scored four goals to take his tally of the season to 18 from just five games as Racing United routed Wadada United at the Spanish Town Prison Oval in St Catherine.
Tru-Juice scored back-to-back wins when they claimed three valuable points from Meadforest FC with Damion Herrera’s 54th-minute goal.
It was only the second goal that Meadforest were conceding this season but they slipped to second, just a point ahead of third-place Tru-Juice.
Lime Hall Academy and Treasure Beach are tied on 10 points for fourth place after wins over Reno FC and Portlanders FC, respectively and both teams are on identical statistics.
Lime Hall Academy beat Reno FC 2-0 at Llandilo, with first-half goals from Renaldo Hanson and Renaldo Brown.
Treasure Beach rebounded from their loss to Falmouth United with a 3-0 win, thanks to goals from Jordan Blake, Shannoy Smith and Kadeem Stone.
Albion Mountain moved ahead of Falmouth United on goal difference after outscoring Baptist Alliance 4-2, with Kimani Silvera scoring a brace.
Falmouth United will feel let down after managing a 1-1 draw away to Downs YC who were earning their first point of the season.
Brown’s Town FC scored their second win, beating Hopewell United 2-0 with goals from Damion Miller and Nathaniel Thompson.