UWI continue impressive RSPL run
The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC continued their impressive run in the Red Stripe Premier League and are on course for a top four play-off spot with two sets of games remaining in the preliminary stage.
UWI qualified for their first season in the nation's top flight football competition and many experts predicted that the university team would spend only one season. However, they have defied the odds and remain in the race for the title.
UWI are in pole position for the fourth and final semi-final spot after they edged Cavalier SC 1-0 on Sunday. The win pushed UWI to 45 points, just ahead of Humble Lion (44), and Harbour View (40) in the race for fourth spot.
Already assured of top four positions are Portmore United FC (60), Arnett Gardens FC (57) and Montego Bay United FC (56).
Coming into their debut season, UWI FC have certainly surprised and achieved the initial purpose.
"Basically, the plan was to remain in the competition for the next season. I think, we have overachieved, but credit to the players as they have put us in a favourable position," coach of UWI FC, Marcel Gayle told STAR Sports yesterday.
"It's never easy in the first season, but we planned on getting positive results at home and anything on the road is a plus," he added.
Now, UWI need to win both games remaining on the road to cement the final spot in the race for the RSPL trophy. UWI will oppose Portmore at Juici Park on Thursday and then FC Reno, three days later, at Frome Complex in Westmoreland.
Meanwhile, two-time champions Waterhouse FC moved closer to relegation when they were edged by Portmore, 1-0, on Sunday. Waterhouse stay rooted at the bottom on 28 points, two ahead of Rivoli (30).