- January, 24 2011 -
It was a frustrating afternoon for DPL leaders Tivoli Gardens as they were held to a 0-0 draw at the Edward Seaga Stadium by Village United.
The home team did not look their usual fluent selves and for much of the match had to be scrambling to keep the offensive-minded Trelawny team at bay.
In the end Tivoli Gardens, who were on a three-game winning streak, moved to 48 points, while Village United stayed ninth on 29 points.
With five of the six games ending in ties, Tivoli did not lose ground as the second and third placed teams dropped points as well.
Portmore United failed to capitalise on Tivoli's slip up and were themselves held to a 0-0 draw by arch rival Harbour View at the Ferdie Neita Park. Portmore remained three points behind on 45 points while defending champions Harbour View dropped a spot to fifth with 42 points.
At Drewsland, home team Waterhouse edged Reno 2-1 and jumped two places into third spot on 43 points.
Goals by Peter Keys and Jermaine Anderson in the 17th and 84th minutes respectively pushed Waterhouse to their 12th win from 26 games.
Kemar Dawkins scored for Reno in the 89th minute but couldn't prevent the Westmoreland outfit from suffering their 10th loss of the campaign as they stayed seventh on 32 points.
At the Effortville Community Centre, home team Humble Lion and Sporting Central Academy battled to a 0-0 draw in their Clarendon derby.
Sporting Central remained in sixth spot on 37 points and actually increased their lead on seventh-placed Reno to five points.
Humble Lion which have not won in their last four games, moved to 26 points but stayed in 10th spot uncomfortably just above the relegation zone on goal difference.
In a heated Trench Town derby, Arnett Gardens came from behind and earned a 1-1 draw with neighbours Boys' Town at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.
Boys' Town were reduced to nine men while Arnett finished with 10. Former Arnett defender Wayne Ellis of Boys' Town was dismissed in the 55th minute for abusive language while his teammate Renae Lloyd and Arnett's Dwayne Gaynor got in a tangle and saw red in the 90th minute for violent conduct.
Dean Thompson had headed the visiting Boys' Town into a 35th minute lead with his fifth goal of the season. But Kirk Ramsey responded for Arnett Gardens with a 46th minute equalizer, while notching his eighth goal of the season to be fourth on the goalscoring chart.
The result was more disappointing for Boys' Town which failed to capitalise on the leader slipup and dropped a spot to fourth on 43 points.
Arnett which was drawing for a league high 11th time, stayed eighth on 32 points, just behind seventh placed Reno on goal difference.
In the bottom-of-the-table clash St Georges and Benfica battled to a 1-1 draw at Lynch Park on a night consisting of five draws from six matches.
With only Waterhouse securing a win, Benfica and St Georges remained in the relegation zone on 26 and 22 points in 11th and 12th spots respectively.
Newly promoted Benfica of St Ann, are level on points with Humble Lion but behind on goal difference and are three points behind ninth placed Village United on 29 points.
St Georges of Portland, are four points adrift with 22 points.