KINGSTON, Jamaica — Timar Lewis scored a first half hat trick as defending champions Harbour View hammered promoted Faulkland FC 6-1 in their Jamaica Premier League first round game played at Arnett Gardens on Sunday.
The win was Harbour View’s fourth as they stayed top in the points table with 13 points, two more than Mt Pleasant FA who beat Cavalier FC 1-0 at Drax Hall. Montego Bay United (MBU) are in third after their first loss, beaten by Humble Lion.
Harbour View led 4-0 at half time as Lewis scored in the 31st, 35th and a minute into time added on at the end of the first half. Faulkland FC also conceded an own goal in the 40th minute.
Tereto Gregory pulled one back for Faulkland FC in the 51st minute but Colorado Murray scored a fifth for Harbour View in the 81st and Shawn Daley made it 6-1 in the 87th minute.
Mt Pleasant FA won back to back games as Jamoi Topey’s powerful header three minutes into time added gave the Theodore Whitmore coached team full points.
At WesPow Park, MBU tasted defeat for the first time this season, going down 1-0 to Humble Lion with Roshane Sharpe’s 24th minute goal.
Humble Lion went down to 10 men in the 43rd minute when Afiba Chambers was sent off after getting his second yellow card in eight minutes. MBU’s Keimo Dyer was also red carded shortly after the game was blown off.
Dunbeholden snapped a two game losing skid to beat Tivoli Gardens 2-0 with goals from Nickoy Christian in the 39th minute and Stephen Barnett in the 47th minute.
Meanwhile, Waterhouse won their first game of the season, edging Vere United 1-0 at the Wembley Centre of Excellence thanks to an own goal in the 26th minute.