Top-of-the-table clash in MoBay

December 17, 2016
UWI FC midfielder Davion Garrison (left) and Jason Watson of league champions Montego Bay United (MBU) battle for ball possession during their Red Stripe League game at Westpow Park on November 6. MBU won the game 1-0.
Tivoli Gardens' Tevin Shaw (left) loses his balance while he is being tackled by Reno FC's Kavar Walker during their Red Stripe Premier League match on November 20 at the Frome Sports Ground. Tivoli won 2-1.
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Montego Bay United and the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC will meet in a top clash in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) tomorrow at Wes Pow Park in St James, starting at 3 p.m.

Reigning champions MBU are in pole position in the nation's elite league on 31 points after 15 games, while UWI FC are on 29 points, the same as Tivoli Gardens FC. Tivoli enjoys a better goal difference.

MBU are coming off a 2-1 loss to Humble Lion in the last fixture and will look to get back to winning ways in order to maintain the lead in the 12-team league.

The Montego Bay team will bank on the competition's joint leading scorer Dino Williams, who is tied on seven goals alongside Shamar Nicholson of Boys' Town. Williams is expected to get support from captain Dwayne Ambusley, Allan Ottey and company.

 

Good run

 

UWI are also coming off a loss as they went down 1-0 to newcomers Jamalco last Sunday.

The Marcel Gayle-coached UWI have been enjoying a good run in only their second season in the top league. They will rely on captain and the team's top scorer Rochane Smith who is on six goals, as well as Dawyne Smith (no relation), Davion Garrison and Andre Bernal to ambush MBU on the road.

In another game of high interest, Tivoli Gardens will look for their sixth consecutive win when they face Harbour View. Tivoli beat Harbour View 3-0 when the teams met on September 4.

 

Tomorrow's games

3 p.m. - Tivoli Gardens FC vs Harbour View FC at Edward Seaga Sports Complex

3 p.m. - Portmore United FC vs Waterhouse FC at Prison Oval in Spanish Town

3 p.m. - Jamalco FC vs Boys' Town FC at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Clarendon

3 p.m. - Montego Bay United FC vs UWI FC at Wespow Park, St James

3 p.m. - Reno FC vs Humble Lion at Frome Complex, Westmoreland

3 p.m. - Arnett Gardens FC vs Maverley-Hughenden FC at Anthony Spaulding Complex

RSPL standings

Teams MP W D L GF GA GD Pts

MBU 15 10 1 4 20 10 10 31

Tivoli 15 9 2 4 23 12 11 29

UWI 15 9 2 4 21 13 8 29

Humble Lion 15 7 4 4 16 10 6 25

Portmore 15 7 4 4 13 13 0 25

Arnett 15 6 4 5 17 15 2 22

Reno 15 4 6 5 12 15 -3 18

Jamalco 15 5 2 8 16 19 -3 17

Mav.-Hughenden 15 3 7 5 16 18 -2 16

Harbour View 15 4 4 7 12 17 -5 16

Waterhouse 15 3 2 10 11 18 -7 11

Boys' Town 15 3 2 10 13 30 -17 11

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