Premier League Tale of the Tape

April 30, 2016
@Normal:Arnett Gardens' Leon Strickland (left) getting away from Montego Bay United's captain, Dwayne Ambusley during a Red Stripe Premier League football match at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on March 27. Strickland scored in Arnett's 2-1 win.
@Normal:Humble Lion's Levaughn Williams (left) gets a head to the ball while under pressure from Portmore United's Kareem Manning in their Red Stripe Premier League semi-final encounter at Effortville Sports Complex. Humble Lion won 2-1.
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Five-time national football league champions, Portmore United will look to crown a very impressive season in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they oppose two-time champions, Montego Bay United FC in the final tomorrow, beginning at 4 p.m.

Promoted Portmore United won the regular season $1 million incentive for the team ending on most points. In 33 games, they have won 18, losses seven and drawn results eight for a total of 61 points overall. They have scored 42 goals and conceded 28.

While MBU FC ended the regular season on 59 points in third place, following 18 wins six losses and nine drawn encounters. They have scored a season high 53 goals and conceded 26 times.

Portmore also hold a psychological advantage heading into the final by beating MBUFC on the three occasions the teams met this season.

Portmore United formerly Hazard United won the national title in the 1992-93, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2007-08 and 2011-12 seasons.

On the other hand, MBUFC, formerly Seba United, were champions in the 1986-87, 1996-97 and 2013-14 seasons.

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