UWI face revived Waterhouse
The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC will look to continue their incredible run in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) sophomore season, when they tackle Waterhouse FC in the third round preliminary stage at the Drewsland Stadium tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Both teams are situated at different ends of the 12-team elite league, and are coming off victories in last week's round. UWI toppled Tivoli Gardens 3-2 at Edward Seaga Complex, while Waterhouse edged Maverley-Hughenden 2-1 in a fierce Boulevard derby at Drewsland.
UWI are on 42 points alongside Tivoli and reigning champions Montego Bay United in the race for top six qualification. However, Tivoli enjoys a better goal difference ahead of UWI and MBU.
UWI holds the advantage heading to the game. The tertiary team defeated Waterouse 1-0 in the first round and also 1-0 in the second round and are highly favoured to come away with three points again.
Coach of UWI Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle is a former Waterhouse assistant coach and has used his knowledge of the opponent to good effect.
Waterhouse will look for a win in order to keep in the contest for a top two finish, that will give automatic semi-final places. They will rely on key players such as captain Rochane Smith, Girvon Brown who netted in his return to the club following a stint in El Salvador, Keammar Daley and big defender Patrick Brown.
Meanwhile, Waterhouse moved out of the relegation zone after the win against Maverley-Hughenden and are unbeaten in the last three games. They will enter the game full of confidence. With that scenario, the game could be a treat for spectators.
Waterhouse main players include veteran Irvino English, Rodave Murray, Neicko Williams and captain Romario Campbell.
In another game, Reno will entertain Arnett Gardens in a crucial encounter at the St Elizabeth Technical High School playing field. Reno are coming off a good win against MBU in St Elizabeth and will be on the hunt for another three points at their new home.
3:30 p.m. - Maverley-Hughenden vs Montego Bay United at Constant Spring Complex
3:30 p.m. - Reno vs Arnett Gardens at STETHS Complex
3 p.m. - Jamalco vs Portmore United at Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon
3;30 p.m. - Waterhouse vs UWI FC at Drewsland Stadium
5:30 p.m. - Boys' Town vs Humble Lion at National Stadium
8 p.m. - Tivoli Gardens vs Harbour View at National Stadium