- February, 28 2011 -
DPL leaders Tivoli Gardens beat Waterhouse 2-1 and gave themselves a six-point cushion at Drewsland on Sunday.
The West Kingston kingpins are now on 55 points from 30 games, six points clear of second-placed Boys' Town on 49 points with only eight matches remaining.
Striker Navion Boyd went on the scorecard with a penalty in the second minute and scored another in the 23rd minute, his seventh goal overall.
Vincent Earle replied for Waterhouse in the 48th minute but it was not enough for Waterhouse who are in fifth spot on 44 points, 11 adrift of the leader.
Chasing pack stumble
The chasing pack led by Boys' Town failed to make an impression. The Red Brigade drew 0-0 with Harbour View at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium to close the day on 49 points, six off the leader.
Defending champions Harbour View seem to have stalled in fourth spot on 46 points, nine adrift of Tivoli Gardens.
Third-placed Portmore United also failed to close the gap after playing out a 1-1 stalemate with Sporting Central Academy at Brancourt.
Former Sporting Central striker Alanzo Adlam scored for his new club Portmore United in the 74th minute before Onieke Ford earned a share of the points in the 89th minute.
The St Catherine outfit is on 48 points while the Clarendon-based Sporting remained in seventh spot on 38 points and in position to challenge for one of the elite six spots available with three games remaining in the third round.
At Drax Hall, home team Benfica scored a rare victory with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Arnett Gardens.
Benfica, who had not won in their last 12 games, got their eighth win of the season courtesy of goals from Marlon Thomas and Omar Walters in the 62nd and 90th minutes respectively.
Benfica climbed off the bottom of the league into 11th spot on 31 points and are three points from relegation safety.
Arnett Gardens' slipped a spot to ninth on 36 points.
Rohan Reid netted for the Junglists in the 75th minute after Kemar Brown was dismissed in the 52nd minute.
Meanwhile, Village United continued their resurgence with a comfortable 3-0 away win over Reno at Frome.
Aldain Grant grabbed two goals in the 42nd and 87th minutes while Leon Irving scored in the 84th for their ninth win and moved two spots into eighth place on 36 points.
Reno's Omar Dallas was red carded in the 90th minute for violent conduct as his team slumped to their 11th loss to be in sixth spot on 39 points.
Humble Lion remained unbeaten in their last five games after playing to a 0-0 draw with St Georges at Lynch Park.
But the Clarendon team slipped a spot to 10th on 34 points, three above the relegation zone.
St Georges also slipped a spot to be at the bottom on 30 points but are just six points behind the eighth-placed team.