Old Road leads the league with 14 points, one ahead of United.
The leaders have a game in hand as well.
This was supposed to be the match of the week between two teams that shared 13 goals in imposing wins against Bullets and Willikies.
United blasted six past Bullets while Old Road hammered seven on Willikies.
So the stage was set for some fireworks at the ARG.
OK, the fireworks did come but not the offensive barrage by both teams that were expected, unless a fight between teammates can be counted as fireworks.
Yep, defender Damien “Shasta” Farrell and keeper Glenroy Samuel of United needed security to leave the pitch after the two got into a ‘fight’ and were expelled by referee Anthony Govia.
That happened in the 27th minute, moments after United went down 0-3 on errors by Samuel who complained to his defence and asked to be substituted.
His request obviously did not go down well with Farrell and the two three fists and were given their walking tickets.
Old Road came out firing.
Akeem Thomas hit past Samuel following some fancy one, two passing inside the area in the fifth minute.
Sixteen minutes later, Stefan Smith, one of the more exciting strikers in the league doubled the advantage with a goal that was from the top shelf.
Tiran Williams hit Smith with a ball from deep on the right side and the striker with back to goal skillfully controlled, turned and fired past a Samuel.
Four minutes after that Samuel spilled what looked like a regulation save on a free kick.
Orlando Mitchum tapped home past the bewildered keeper and Old Road went up 3-0.
Then the ugly incident occurred.
Down nine men, United never gave up and got a goal back, a Conrad Hall strike in the 33rd.
Smith put the finishing touches on the game with his second of the night, two minutes from time.