UWI, Arnett look to separate themselves

October 15, 2016
Osani Ricketts, (left) of Portmore United and Jamoy Sibblies of Maverly Hughenden in action at the Red Stripe Premier League football competition at the Constant Spring football complex on September 11. The game ended 1-1.
Harbour View's John Ross Edwards (left) moves away from Arnett Gardens' player Lennox Russell in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Anthony Spauldings Sports Complex, on September 25. Arnett Gardens won 1-0.


The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC and Arnett Gardens will look to separate from each other when they meet in a top clash at the UWI Bowl, Mona, tomorrow in the Red Stripe Premier League match-day seven.

Both teams are on 10 points apiece, behind leaders Humble Lion FC (12) in the 12-team table. However, Arnett Gardens are in second spot by virtue of having a better goal difference that UWI.

That means, although it is early days in the nation's top flight league, a competitive game is anticipated.

Coach of UWI, Marcel Gayle says that he is expecting a good game from the teams.

"It will be a good encounter. We will be going out there for a positive result. We are getting there physically and will be taking it game by game," Gayle told STAR Sports.

UWI's main players include captain Roshane Smith, Kemar Flemmings and Dawine Smith.

Arnett's captain Oneil Smith says although playing away the game is to get three points.

"We will be going to UWI for a win. We are coming off two wins against Harbour View and Portmore, so we want to continue winning games. That has always been the aim, to win each game," Thompson said during the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe last Thursday morning.

Thompson apart, Arnett will rely on Kimani Arbourne, national defender Dicoy Williams and goalkeeper Damian Hyatt to continue their winning run.

In another game, leaders Humble Lion will look to maintain pole position when they face Portmore United at the Juici Park in Clarendon.

Waterhouse who picked up their first points following a 2-0 win against Harbour View last Sunday will be looking for another victory when they host Tivoli Gardens.

Boys' Town who also picked up their first points on Sunday when they stopped Jamalco 1-0, will now turn their attention to Maverley-Hughenden FC.

Tomorrow's games

3 p.m. Portmore United FC vs Humble Lion FC at Juici Park, Clarendon

3:30 p.m. UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens FC at UWI Bowl, Mona

3:30 p.m. Jamalco FC vs FC Reno at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Clarendon

3:30 p.m. Montego Bay United FC vs Harbour View FC at Wes Pow Park, St James

3:30 p.m. Maverley/Hughenden FC vs Boys' Town FC at Constant Spring Complex

3:30 p.m. Waterhouse FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC at Drewsland Stadium

RSPL standings

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Humble Lion 5 4 1 0 6 2 4 12

Arnett Gardens 5 3 1 1 5 2 3 10

UWI FC 5 3 1 1 4 4 0 10

Jamalco 5 3 0 2 9 4 5 9

MBU 5 3 0 2 7 5 2 9

Tivoli Gardens 5 2 1 2 6 4 2 7

Portmore United 5 2 1 2 4 5 -1 7

FC Reno 5 2 1 2 2 3 - 1 7

Mav./Hugh. 5 1 3 1 6 6 0 6

Waterhouse 5 1 0 4 3 7 - 4 3

Boys' Town 5 1 0 4 4 8 - 4 3

Harbour View 5 1 0 4 2 8 - 6 3

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