2010–11 National Premier League

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National Premier League
Season 2010–11
Champions Tivoli Gardens
5th title
Relegated St. George's
Benfica
Matches played 228
Goals scored 460 (2.02 per match)
Biggest home win Arnett Gardens 12-0 Benfica
Biggest away win Benfica 0-7 Humble Lions
Highest scoring Arnett Gardens 12-0 Benfica

The 2010–11 National Premier League (also known as the 2010–11 Digicel Premier League) is the highest competitive football league in Jamaica. The regular season began August 29, 2010 and will be completed May 1, 2011. The teams will play each other 3 times each then the final 5 games will be played amongst the top 6 and bottom 6; making it a total of 38 games each. Harbour View were the defending champions, having won their third Jamaican championship last season.

Tropical storm Nicole caused a number of games to be postponed.[1]

Teams[edit]

Rivoli United and August Town finished 11th and 12th at the end of last season and were relegated to lower leagues.

Taking their places in the league this season are Benfica and Reno, which were the best two clubs in last season's second level promotion playoffs.

Team Location Stadium Stadium Capacity Manager
Arnett Gardens Kingston Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex 1,500 Jamaica Paul "Tegat" Davis
Benfica Lime Hall, St. Ann Drax Hall Football Field 2,000 Jamaica Harold Thomas
Boys' Town Kingston Collie Smith Drive Sporting Complex 2,000 Jamaica Andrew Price
Harbour View Kingston Harbour View Mini Stadium 7,000 Jamaica Donovan Hayles
Humble Lions Clarendon Effortville Community Centre 1,000 Jamaica Lenworth Hyde sr.
Portmore United Portmore Ferdi Neita Sports Complex 2,000 Jamaica Linval Dixon
Reno Savanna-la-Mar Frome Sports Club 2,000 Jamaica Wendell Downswell
Sporting Central Academy Clarendon Brancourt Sports Ground, Clarendon Oval 2,000 Jamaica Donovan Duckie
St. George's Buff Bay Lynch Park 2,000 Jamaica Geoffrey Maxwell
Tivoli Gardens Kingston Railway Oval 3,000 Jamaica Glendon "Admiral" Bailey
Village United Falmouth Elleston Wakeland Stadium 3,000 Jamaica Norman Foster
Waterhouse Kingston Waterhouse Stadium 5,000 Jamaica Baris Johnson

Regular stage[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tivoli Gardens 33 17 10 6 47 26 +21 61 Championship Playoff
2 Boys' Town 33 15 11 7 31 24 +7 56
3 Harbour View 33 14 9 10 36 26 +10 51
4 Waterhouse 33 13 8 12 37 31 +6 47
5 Portmore United 33 12 11 10 29 25 +4 47
6 Village United 33 11 10 12 36 39 −3 43
7 Reno 33 10 11 12 34 33 +1 41 Relegation Playoff
8 Arnett Gardens 33 9 14 10 25 29 −4 41
9 Sporting Central Academy 33 9 13 11 32 31 +1 40
10 Benfica 33 10 7 16 33 54 −21 37
11 St. George's 33 10 6 17 23 38 −15 36
12 Humble Lions 33 8 10 15 23 30 −7 34

Source: Jamaican FA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARN BEN BOY HAR HUM POR REN SCA STG TIV VIL WAT
Arnett Gardens 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1
Benfica 1–1 2–1 0–4 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–0
Boys' Town 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 0–1 1–0
Harbour View 0–1 0–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–1
Humble Lions 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–2
Portmore United 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1
Reno 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1
Sporting Central Academy 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 4–1 1–2 4–3 0–2
St. George's 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0
Tivoli Gardens 1–1 5–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–1
Village United 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 2–0
Waterhouse 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–2

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 23–33[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARN BEN BOY HAR HUM POR REN SCA STG TIV VIL WAT
Arnett Gardens 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–2
Benfica 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–3 0–0
Boys' Town 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–1
Harbour View 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0
Humble Lions 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–32 2–0
Portmore United 0–1 0–0 0–33 0–2 0–1
Reno 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–3
Sporting Central Academy 0–34 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
St. George's 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1
Tivoli Gardens 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0
Village United 0–0 0–1 3–05 2–1 1–1 3–2
Waterhouse 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 1–2

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2This match originally ended 1-0, but was awarded 0-3 afterward.
3This match originally ended 0-0, but was awarded 0-3 afterward.
4This match originally ended 1-1, but was awarded 0-3 afterward.
5This match originally ended 0-2, but was awarded 3-0 afterward.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship playoff[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tivoli Gardens (C) 38 20 12 6 52 27 +25 72
2 Boys' Town 38 19 11 8 39 28 +11 68
3 Harbour View 38 17 10 11 43 28 +15 61
4 Waterhouse 38 14 9 15 38 35 +3 51
5 Portmore United 38 12 12 14 31 34 −3 48
6 Village United 38 12 11 15 43 49 −6 47

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BOY HAR POR TIV VIL WAT
Boys' Town 2–1 2–1
Harbour View 1–0 0–0 4–0
Portmore United 1–2 0–0
Tivoli Gardens 1–0 1–0
Village United 5–1 1–3
Waterhouse 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoff[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Reno 38 13 11 14 39 37 +2 50
8 Sporting Central Academy 38 11 14 13 39 36 +3 47
9 Arnett Gardens 38 11 14 13 38 36 +2 47
10 Humble Lions 38 12 10 16 35 32 +3 46
11 St. George's (R) 38 13 7 18 29 41 −12 46 Relegation to 2011-12 Eastern Confederation Super League
12 Benfica (R) 38 10 7 21 34 77 −43 37

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARN BEN HUM REN SCA STG
Arnett Gardens 12–0
Benfica 0–7 0–1 1–2
Humble Lions 0–1 1–0 2–0
Reno 1–0 1–0 3–1
Sporting Central Academy 4–0 1–2
St. George's 2–0 2–0 0–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Team Goals
1 Jamaica Kirk Ramsey Arnett Gardens 17
2 Jamaica Craig Foster Reno 15
3 Jamaica Navion Boyd Tivoli Gardens 11
Jamaica Steven Morrissey Portmore United 11
5 Jamaica Vincent Earle Waterhouse 10
6 Jamaica Francois Swaby Sporting Central 9
7 Jamaica Devon Hodges Tivoli Gardens 8
Jamaica Jermaine Anderson Waterhouse 8
9 Jamaica Renae Lloyd Boys Town F.C. 6
Jamaica O'Brian Woodbine Reno 6

Updated to games played on 24 February 2011
Source: Soccerway

Promotion from Super Leagues[edit]

The winners of the 4 regional Super Leagues play-off in a home and home round robin series.

Results[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Highgate United 6 3 3 0 8 3 +5 12 2011–12 National Premier League
2 Seba United 6 2 4 0 7 5 +2 10
3 Cavalier 6 2 1 3 4 7 −3 7
4 Rivoli United 6 0 2 4 4 8 −4 2

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Home \ Away[1] CAV HIG RIV SEB
Cavalier 0–2 1–0 1–1
Highgate United 2–0 1–1 0–0
Rivoli United 0–1 1–2 2–2
Seba United 2–1 1–1 1–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

[2] [3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Howard (3 October 2010). "DPL matches postponed yet again". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Howard (2 June 2011). "Draw puts Seba back into DPL". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Seba, Highgate could seal DPL berths". Jamaica Observer. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011.