Vere United FC continued their dream start to the Jamaica Premier League season with an enthralling 3-2 win over Harbour View FC at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence.
In one of the more exciting encounters this season, Clarendon-based Vere United notched their third win from five games and moved provisionally to the top of the league on 11 points.
The Donovan Duckie-coached outfit remained one of two teams yet to taste defeat along with Waterhouse FC.
Harbour View which was losing their first game of the season remained on eight points in the third spot but the points standing will change as this was just the first game of the fifth round.
Tyrese Harrison gave Vere United a seventh-minute lead, rifling home after Ricardo Dennis’ shot hit the upright, he reacted quickest ahead of defender Ajeanie Talbott and scored.
But then three goals in four minutes turned the game into a classic.
Harbour View’s substitute Cristojaye Daley who came on in the 46th minute, volleyed home a sweet left-footer in minute 51 and pulled the Stars of East levelled.
But before the celebrations died down Ricardo Dennis restored Vere’s advantage just seconds after in the 52nd minute after he twisted and turned past Casseam Priestly and Lovel Palmer and fired home off the inside of the upright.
The lively and skilful Daley equalized for Harbour View a second time, playing a give and go with Lennox Russell and saw his weak shot squirmed under goalkeeper Kadeem Davis in the 55th minute.
But Romone Plummer found the clincher for Vere United in the 78th minute as his deflected shot found its way into the back of the net.
Man-of-the-Match: Romone Plummer (Vere United)
Vere United: 30-Kadeem Davis, 02- Ricardo Campbell (13-Anjay Gayle 46th), 03-Kenroy Lumsden, 05-Alton Lewis, 14-Javier Brown, 17-Ricardo Dennis (23-Javel Ellis 72nd), 18-Lamard Neil, 09-Ricardo Messam (19-Kevin Johnson 85th), 11-Romone Plummer, 20-Trevance Salamon, 24-Tyrese Harrison (12-Tavis Grant 50th).
Subs not used: 40-Shavon Wilson, 21-Tyricke Harrison, 29-Rasheed Thomas.
Coach: Donovan Duckie
Booked: Ricardo Messam 27th, Javier Brown 80th.
Harbour View: 01-Tafari Chambers, 17-Ajeanie Talbott, 44-Lovel Palmer, 12-Casseam Priestly, 21-Odorland Harding, 45-Renaldo Wellington, 14-John Luca Levee (24-Ronaldo Robinson 65th), 16-Garth Stewart (13-Cristojaye Daley 46th), 08-Lennox Russell (27-Jamone Shepherd 65th), 22-Oquassa Chong, 30-Tevin Scott (15-Tyrese Williams 74th).
Subs not used: 40-Jermaine Thompson, 23-Saqlain Waul, 31-Gerald Neil Jnr.
Coach: Ludlow Bernard
Booked: Tevin Scott 63rd
Referee: Odette Hamilton
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Washington
Assistant Referee 2: Kemar Gayle
Fourth Official: O’Hara Headley
Match Commissioner: Bev Melbourne
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