'Jungle' fireworks expected

January 09, 2016
@Normal:Arnett Gardens' coach Jerome Waite (left) and the team's captain O'neil Thompson.<\n>

Defending champions Arnett Gardens FC and Montego Bay United will meet in a top clash in the Red Stripe Premier League at the Anthony Spaulding Complex, tomorrow, starting at 6 p.m.

The match, which is expected to have fireworks, is one of five scheduled. Both teams met in the final last season and Arnett won the title. Then in the first round, of the new season, the game ended 2-2 in Montego Bay. Now, the teams will renew rivalry in 'The Jungle' in a match that could go either way.

Montego Bay and Portmore United are both on 37 points, however, MoBay enjoys a better goal difference to be in pole position. Arnett comes next on 35 points in the 12-team league standings.

Coach of Arnett Gardens Jerome Waite says it won't be easy but they are looking forward to a fifth consecutive league win.

"A game against Montego Bay United is always tough as both teams have good players in the respective squads. We are on a high following four straight wins in the league, but this one won't be easy," Waite told STAR Sports.

winning run

Arnett will rely on striker Kemal 'Tull' Malcolm, who has scored 10 goals this season, as well as captain Oneil 'Bigga' Thompson, Vishinul Harris, Andrew Phang and Dicoy Williams to continue their winning run.

On the other hand, Montego Bay is a compact team that has scored most goals and conceded the least so far this season. They will look to leave town with a positive result.

"We will take the game as any other. It will be tough but we aim to leave with a positive result," Orville Powell, president of Montego Bay United said.

Of the 31 goals scored by MoBay this season, Dino Williams has accounted for 14.

However, the striker has left for a deal in the Major League Soccer.

"He will be missed, but we have quality players, so someone will have to step up," Powell added.

With Williams missing, MoBay will depend on Owayne Gordon and Allan Ottey to fill the gap.

Tomorrow's games

3 p.m.:Boys' Town vs Waterhouse

at Barbican Stadium

3 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Cavalier

at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen

3 p.m.: FC Reno vs UWI

at Frome Complex in Westmoreland

3 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens vs Rivoli United

at Edward Sega Complex

6 p.m.: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United

at Anthony Spaulding Complex

Monday night game

8:40 p.m.: Harbour View vs Portmore United

at Harbour View Stadium

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