Treasure Beach secure vital win in fight to avoid relegation from JPL Loop Jamaica

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Treasure Beach secured a crucial victory in their quest to evade relegation from the Wray and Nephew Jamaica Premier League (JPL), triumphing over Harbour View 2-1 in the final match of matchday 19 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Wednesday.

The win, only the third for Treasure Beach in 20 games, propelled them to 12 points, placing them five points away from safety against relegation with six matches remaining in the regular season.

Vialley Matolola (2nd minute) and Tedlar Parchment (79th minute) found the net for Treasure Beach, bringing their total goals to 14, which ranks as the second-worst in the league.

Despite a goal from Rohan Brown in the 82nd minute for Harbour View, the ‘Stars of the East’ suffered their ninth defeat of the season, maintaining their position in 10th place with 19 points.

The loss dealt a significant blow to Harbour View’s aspirations for a top-six playoff spot, leaving them 11 points adrift of the final playoff position.

Meanwhile, on Sunday at Drax Hall, Nicholas Nelson’s hat-trick led Dunbeholden to a 4-2 victory over his former team Molynes United.

Nelson scored in the 20th, 53rd, and 56th minutes, bringing his total goals to 10, placing him third in the league’s goalscoring chart, behind Javane Bryan of Waterhouse and Justin Dunn of Tivoli Gardens, who both have 11 goals each.

Dunbeholden’s win elevated them to 30 points in seventh place, just outside the playoff positions on goal difference. Odane Samuels (26th minute) and Jason Wright (28th minute) scored for Molynes United, who now sit precariously in 12th place with 17 points, five points away from relegation.

At Effortville Community Centre, Waterhouse dominated Humble Lion with a resounding 5-1 victory, maintaining their grip on the final playoff spot in sixth position with 30 points.

Andre Fletcher (7th and 11th minutes), Revaldo Mitchell (41st minute), Javane Bryan (59th minute), and Duvaughn Dunkley (87th minute) were on target for Waterhouse, while James Thomas replied for Humble Lion in the 19th minute.

Vere United kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a commanding 6-2 win over Lime Hall at the Wembley Centre of Excellence. Kemar Beckford scored a hat-trick, with goals in the 42nd, 59th, and 90+4 minutes.

In Clarendon, Vere United’s victory kept them in ninth place with 22 points, while Lime Hall remained rooted to the bottom with seven points, making them favourites for relegation.

Elsewhere, Tivoli Gardens and Portmore United played out a goalless draw at Stadium East. Portmore United remained third with 40 points, while Tivoli Gardens held on to fourth place with 38 points.

MATCHDAY 20 RESULTS

MondayHarbour View1 Treasure Beach 2

SundayVere United FC 6 Lime Hall Academy FC 2Molynes United FC 2 Dunbeholden FC 4Mount Pleasant FC 1 Montego Bay United 1Humble Lion FC 1 Waterhouse FC 5Tivoli Gardens FC 0 Portmore United FC 0