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Rivoli teen strikes in Super League win

BY ANDREW HANCEL Observer writer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012    

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TEENAGE striker Jeremy Nelson scored yet another vital goal, as Rivoli clipped New Green, 1-0 in the South Central Super League at the weekend.

The Calvert Fitzgerald-coached Rivoli thus maintain their 10-point gap atop the standing ahead of Meadows, who defeated Naggo Head, 1-0, at Albion.

Super Action moved into the top six for the first time this season after edging Spartan Athletic, 3-2, in a thriller at Turner's Oval.

Royal Lakes are now back in third after beating Monymusk, 2-1, on the road, while Bodles were held 2-2 by De la Vega City.

Newland were also victorious playing away from home, blanking Downs, 2-0.

It was the third successive game that the 15-year-old Nelson got his name on the scoresheet. This time, a 38-minute goal proved the winner as the team pushed for a return to the premiership with 34 points and one league defeat so far this season.

Darren McLean's goal in the 89th minute overcame a gritty Monymusk side in south Clarendon.

After a goalless first half, Kenroy Howell (47th) fired the visitors in front. But the lead lasted for just seven minutes as Monymusk's Andre Jones brought the home team level.

Christopher Dunn of Monymusk was then ejected in the 80th, which cost the hosts dearly, as they were punished by McLean's strike.

Despite losing Barrington Planter, who was sent off in the 76th, defending champions Meadows eked out an important victory over Naggo Head, thanks to Ross Burton's goal in the 84th.

Two second-half goals by Newland's Rohan Peat (66th) and Adrian Robinson (83rd) ensured the men from Portmore came away from Downs, Manchester, with maximum points.

South Central Super League table

Rivoli 34

Meadows 24

Royal Lakes 22

Bodles 19

Newland 17

Super Action 16

Naggo Head 15

Spartan 15

New Green 15

Downs 13

Monymusk 10

De la Vega 10

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