New boys UWI looking to move clear of BT

February 20, 2016
Andrew Price
Marcel Gayle
file Boys' Town's Rafeik Thomas (left) and UWI FC's Owen Hill (second left) look on as UWI FC's goalkeeper, Amal Knight, makes a save during a recent Red Stripe Premer League football encounter at Barbican playing field. Boys' Town won 2-1 with Thomas scoring the clincher.
Members of the UWI FC team celebrate after scoring against Boys' Town in a Red Stripe Premier League match at the UWI Bowl late last year. UWI won 2-1.

Red Stripe Premier League new boys, the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC will face seasoned campaigners Boys' Town FC in a crucial game on match day 26 tomorrow at UWI Bowl in Mona, starting at 3 p.m.

Both teams hold mathematical chances of making the top four and giving themselves a chance of winning the coveted RSPL trophy this season. With eight sets of games remaining, a win for either team will add to their chances advancing to the semi-final round.

Surprise team UWI FC are currently in fifth position on 34 points from 25 games, behind leaders Montego Bay United (54), defending champions Arnett Gardens (49), Portmore United (46) and Humble Lion (36) in the battle for top positions.

Former national champions Boys' Town are in eighth spot on 30 points and must win tomorrow to increase their chances of a top four finish.

"Well, the teams have shared a win apiece, so it will be crucial to come away with maximum points against Boys' Town," coach of UWI FC, Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle told STAR Sports.

"These guys are putting in the hard work and playing for each other, and that is key," Gayle shared.

For victory, UWI FC will rely on their leading goalscorer Girvon Brown on nine goals, as well as veteran Keammar 'Dada' Daley, Amal Knight, captain Rochane Smith, Anthony Greenland, Anthony Grant and Kemar Flemmings.

On the other hand, Boys' Town's veteran coach Andrew Price is coming with a plan to beat rising UWI.

"We are going to make sure that we have a proper defensive shape and take our chances in front of goal," Price told STAR Sports.

"UWI are not a team to be taken lightly, we need to start collecting points consistently if we harbour any semi-finals hope," he added.

Boys' Town will look to players such as Shamar Nicholson, Rafiek Thomas, Wayne Ellis, Kirk Porter and Zavian Virgo to come away with full points.

In another game of huge interest, struggling Waterhouse will travel to Stadium East focused on a win against Cavalier SC in order to hang on to their slim hope of saving relegation.

Portmore will look to improve their chances of a top-four finish when they host Harbour View at Juici Park in Clarendon.

And, Tivoli Gardens will hunt a win against Humble Lion to move further up the table and into safety.

Tomorrow's games

3 p,m, - Portmore United vs Harbour View at Juici Park

3 p.m. - Tivoli Gardens FC vs Humble Lion at the Edward Seaga Stadium

3 p.m. - UWI FC vs Boys' Town at UWI Bowl

5 p.m. - Cavalier SC vs Waterhouse at Stadium East

Monday night's game

8:40 p.m. - Arnett Gardens vs Rivoli United at the Anthony Spaulding Complex

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