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The Haitian Victory Shocks the Positive Vibes

The third place Haitian Victory upset the St. Thomas Region’s league leaders, the Positive Vibes, edging them 1-0 in the late action Thursday night at the Lionel Roberts Stadium. The Victory took the lead in the 14th minute when the usually reliable Positive Vibes goal keeper, Jermaine Riley, failed to hold on to a Dyonald Renaud shot after he had partially stopped a previous attempt at the goal.
The Victory gained a one man advantage midway in the first half when the Positive Vibes’ Dwight Allen was red carded for a serious foul. Both teams had good scoring opportunities that required excellent saves from each goal keeper. The Vibes had a goal from a corner disallowed late in the second half after the referee called a foul on a Vibes player. It was clear by then that they were in deep trouble as they were further reduced to nine men after Dusty Good was red carded. When the final whistle was blown, some of the supporters for the Victory ran onto the field to celebrate with the players. It looked more like a championship celebration rather than a game victory celebration.
Things got worse for the Vibes when their league leading scorer, Amon Bascombe, was red carded after the game for dissent. The Positive Vibes has two games left and a victory in either one would assure them of a repeat title. In the earlier match, the UWS John Victor scored a second half goal from a Dwight Ferguson Jr. feed to break the 0-0 dead lock as the UWS defeated the last place Togetherness, 1-0.
Action will resume at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, when the Laraza face the Waitikubuli followed by the Haitian Victory and the Raymix.

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