– 8:40 p.m.: Harbour View vs UWI FC at Harbour View Stadium Yesterday’s Results Today’s match Nicholas Scott’s brace led Rivoli United to a vital 3-2 victory against Boys’ Town in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday at Barbican Complex. Scott, in his second game for the Spanish Town-based club, netted in the 15th and 73rd minutes, while Ross Burton added another goal in the 32nd minute. For the losers, the goalscorers were Rafiek Thomas (45th) and Shamar Nicholson (86th). The win pushed relegation-threatened Rivoli to 22 points, while Boys’ Town remained on 27 points. Scott, who transferred from Tivoli Gardens, was a major influence for his new club and the goals apart, he made some good passes and movements on and off the ball. Rivoli started the game with more purpose than Boys’ Town and were rewarded early in the first half when Scott finished past Kirk Porter. Burton doubled the lead to put his team 2-0 up, before Thomas pulled back a goal on the stroke of half-time. Scott scored again when he headed home a perfect right-sided cross from Kevin Graham. Boys’ Town’s Nicholson made the game interesting when he scored in the dying moments. Two-goal hero Scott, brought in by Rivoli’s management to replace striker Cory Burke (who is away on a deal in the United States), showed his class. Scott said he is at Rivoli to replace Burke by scoring goals. “Well, it’s a good performance for my new club. I chose to leave Tivoli to replace Burke and the plan is to continue scoring goals and lift Rivoli to safety,” the former Jamaica College Manning Cup winner told The Gleaner. “Coming in for Burke, who scored 10 goals before leaving, is a big task but I’m up to it,” he added. Rivoli’s coach, Mark Williams, praised Scott as a natural goalscorer. “He (Scott) is a good signing for us. And, for him to score two goals in only his second match should help to lift the spirit of the team,”Williams reasoned. Williams also said it was a wonderful win for Rivoli. “It’s been a long time since we have won a game, so this should serve as a big boost. We will next face Tivoli in a rescheduled game on Wednesday,” he added. Boys’ Town’s coach, Andrew Price, said his team was lethargic in the first half, but improved in the second half. – Reno 2 Cavalier SC 0 – Boys’ Town 2 Rivoli United 3 – Humble Lion 3 Portmore United 1 – Arnett Gardens 1 Tivoli Gardens 1 – Waterhouse 0 MoBay Utd 0
Hyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday discussed with the party’s Telangana leaders the strategy to be adopted in the ensuing elections to urban local bodies in the state. On his maiden visit to Telangana after taking over the party post, he exhorted the party leaders to work together with those joining the BJP from other outfits. Also Read – Car mechanic held in Hyderabad for killing Class 10 girl in Jadcherla Advertise With Us According to BJP sources, Nadda gave broad guidelines to the party leaders to strengthen the organisation in the state ahead of the local bodies elections. He asked state BJP chief K. Laxman and other leaders to ensure proper coordination at all levels. The meeting discussed the steps required to make the party strong in all the districts. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Nadda will participate in a membership drive and address a public meeting in Hyderabad later on Sunday. Several leaders from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and other parties are expected to formally join the BJP at the public meeting. Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy, the three other party MPs from the state and other senior leaders attended the meeting with Nadda. Advertise With Us Nadda’s visit is part of BJP’s attempts to strengthen itself in the state and project the party as an alternative to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). The BJP’s morale is high after winning four Lok Sabha seats in the state. The party not only retained Secunderabad seat but also wrested three seats from the TRS. BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had visited Hyderabad last month to launch the membership campaign. Laxman has already announced that the BJP President will visit Telangana every month as part of the party’s plans to strengthen itself. He is confident that the BJP will come to power in Telangana in 2023 Assembly polls.