MoBay seek to break leaders jinx

November 26, 2016
Humble Lion's Gregory Hines (right) and His team-mate Dwayne Holmes attempt to get the ball away from Waterhouse's Jermaine Anderson (centre) in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Drewsland Stadium on Sunday. The game ended 1-1.
Maverly's Jamoy Sibbles (left) goes head first into a challenge with Jamalco's Rohan Richards in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Constant Spring playfield on Sunday, September 25.<\n>
Montego Bay United (MBU) goal scorer Jermaine Woozencraft (left) (left) holding off Neicko Williams of Arnett Gardens during the Red Stripe Premier League game on Wednesday in Montego Bay. MBU won the contest 2-0.
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New leaders, Montego Bay United, will hope to fare better than three previous leaders, who have failed to spend more than a week at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).

MoBay United face off against eighth-place Harbour View at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium at 7 p.m.

MoBay surged to the top of the standings on Thursday after scoring their second successive 2-0 wins over rivals Arnett Gardens, in a week.

In other games, Humble Lion meet Portmore at Effortville, UWI host Waterhouse at UWI Bowl, Boys' Town and Tivoli square off in the West Kingston derby at Barbican field, Arnett Gardens entertain Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, and in the battle of the promoted teams Maverley-Hughenden tackle Jamalco at Constant Spring field. All games start 3 p.m.

MoBay, sit atop the table with 25 points, two more than UWI and four ahead of Humble Lion and Portmore United.

MoBay will be wary of avoiding defeat and falling from grace as quickly as Humble Lion, Portmore and UWI did before them.

Meanwhile, the feature game of the afternoon will be at the Effortville Community Centre, where third-place Humble Lion entertain fourth-place Portmore (both on 21 points).

Humble Lion's strong start to the season has waned in recent weeks with the Clarendon side managing just eight of a possible 18 points from their last six matches.

Portmore,on the other hand, have been gaining ground with four wins and a draw (13 points) from their last six.

Tivoli (20) will start favourites against Boys' Town, who have been struggling for a win and have not seen a point in their last four matches.

Based on recent result Maverley (13) should get the edge in the match of the newcomers.

Waterhouse (11) have been having a roller-coaster season and although second-place UWI are favoured to take the points from this game, the Drewsland club should not be underestimated.

After back-to-back defeats to Montego Bay, Arnett will look to rebound against Reno (16).

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