TG seek to end year on high note

December 21, 2016
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Tivoli Gardens Football Club's Jermaine Johnson (left) and Ricardo Campbell of Humble Lion Football Club in the Red Stripe Premier League match up held at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in Kingston on Wednesday November 16, 2016. Tivoli won 1-0.
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Stephen Williams, (left) of Portmore United and Andrew Peddlar of Maverly-Hughenden in action at the Red Stripe Premier League football competition at the Constant Spring football complex on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
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High-riding Tivoli Gardens will look to continue their winning streak when they face Portmore United at Prison Oval in Spanish Town today in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), starting at 3 p.m.

It is one of six games scheduled on match-day 17.

Tivoli Gardens picked up their sixth consecutive wins in the RSPL when they hammered Harbour View 4-0 at the Edward Seaga Complex last Sunday. Now, the west Kingston based outfit are on the hunt for a seventh win in a row.

Since Omar Edwards was hired as head coach of Tivoli during the summer, the team have improved this season after flirting with relegation in the last edition of the league. Edwards have commanded the respect of his players and the team have been performing well to be in second place on 32 points behind leaders Montego Bay United (34).

Tivoli will look towards former Reggae boy and international player Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson.

Johnson is expected to get support from Mitchily Waul and Elton Thompson.

fifth position

Portmore United on the other hand have been inconsistent, coming off a 0-0 draw against struggling Waterhouse last Sunday. The Portmore team, under coach Lenworth Hyde Jr, are in fifth position on 26 points and will look to secure three points at home.

Portmore's top players include Ewan Grandison, Javon East and Suela McCalla.

In another game, leaders Montego Bay United will travel away to play against last placed Boys' Town at the Barbican Complex in St Andrew.

Maverley-Hughenden, who seems to be a different team since Anthony Patrick took over as coach from the sacked Lijyasu Simms, will look for a third straight win when the hosts Harbour View at Constant Spring Complex.

Today's games

3 p.m. - Boys' Town vs Montego Bay United at Barbican Complex

3 p.m. - Maverley-Hughenden vs Harbour View at Constant Spring Complex

3 p.m. - Humble Lion vs Arnett Gardens at Effortville Community Centre, Clarendon

3 p.m. - Portmore United vs Tivoli Gardens at Prison Oval in Spanish Town

3 p.m. - UWI FC vs Reno FC at the UWI Bowl, Mona

6 p.m. - Waterhouse vs Jamalco at Drewsland Stadium

RSPL STANDINGS

Teams MP W D L GF GA GD Pts

MBU 16 11 1 4 21 10 11 34

Tivoli 16 10 2 4 27 12 15 32

UWI 16 9 2 5 21 14 7 29

Humble Lion 16 8 4 4 18 10 8 28

Portmore 16 7 5 4 13 13 0 26

Arnett 16 6 4 6 17 16 1 22

Jamalco 16 6 2 8 18 20 -2 20

Mav.-Hugenden 16 4 7 5 17 18 -1 19

Reno FC 16 4 6 6 12 17 -5 18

Harbour View 16 4 4 8 12 21 -9 16

Waterhouse 16 3 3 10 11 18 -7 12

Boys' Town 16 3 2 11 14 32 -18 11

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