Difficult hurdle for UWI FC

February 27, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer UWI's goalkeeper Amal Knight (left) hugs goal scorer Girvon Brown during an encounter with Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga playfield last month.
@Normal:Montego Bay United's ace striker Owayne Gordon (right).

UWI FC will have a difficult hurdle to clear this Sunday if they hope to make the last four of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), as they will be up against league leaders and in-form Montego Bay United in the feature game at UWI Bowl starting at 3 p.m.

In other games, Portmore take on Tivoli Gardens at Edward Seaga Complex, Reno play Humble Lion at Frome and Cavalier entertain Boys' Town at Stadium East. All games start at 3 p.m. except r the Cavalier game which begins at 5 p.m.

Montego Bay lead the league with 51 points and are unbeaten in their last six matches with four wins. They have two points more than Arnett Gardens, who will be out of action this weekend due to their participation in the Caribbean Football Union's Club championship taking place at the Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in the Dominica Republic next Wednesday.

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The western Jamaica club also has the hottest striker in the league at this moment, in Owayne 'Turtle Back' Gordon, who has netted five goals in his last four games to take his season's tally to 13, and he will be looking to add to his total against the university team.

UWI are also on a role after just one defeat in their last eight, they too have one of the leading scorers in the league in Girvon Brown (10) and they sit just two points adrift of fourth place Humble Lion.

A win over Montego Bay would not only be a major upset but it would be a great boost for the Marcel Gayle-coached team's semi-final ambitions.

Meanwhile, Humble Lion know they cannot afford to drop points at this stage with the university team breathing down their necks, and a win away against the struggling Reno would keep them in the final play-off spot.

Third place Portmore (47) can also draw level with Arnett if they win against Tivoli (29), who are looking to pull further away from the relegation zone.

Cavalier (31) will start favourites against Boys' Town (30) after stopping a three-game losing run to go two matches unbeaten. But Boys' Town have looked uninspired in their last two games, with heavy defeats and they have shown no immediate signs of improving.

Tomorrow's matches

5 p.m: Cavalier vs Boys' Town - Stadium East

3 p.m: Reno vs Humble Lion - Frome Complex

3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Portmore United

- Edward Seaga Complex

3 p.m: UWI FC vs Montego Bay United - UWI Bowl, Mona

Monday's game

8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Rivoli United - Harbour View Stadium

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