Arnett move could save Boys' Town

April 15, 2017
From left Boys' Town players Damion Benjamin, Shamar Nicholson and other teammates in a Red Stripe Premier League encounter on March 26.
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Coach Jerome Waite will start an under-strength Arnett Gardens team against Boys' Town who need at least a point to avoid relegation from the Red Stripe Premier League.

Waite's decision could turn what has traditionally been the Trench Town derby into a friendly affair in tomorrow's final preliminary round match of the season at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex.

"The team is in the top six, so we will play some youngsters in the match against Boys' Town," Waite told STAR Sports as explanation.

 

Avoid defeat

 

The top six are already known for the championship title play-offs later this month.

Boys' Town are battling for their Premier League life and must avoid defeat in order to be safe.

The Boys' Town team are in ninth position on 35 points, ahead of Waterhouse (34) and Maverley-Hughenden (32) as the teams in a battle to avoid joining already relegated Jamalco who are on 30 points.

Meanwhile, Maverley-Hughenden are favoured to join Jamalco as relegated teams. Maverley have the least chance of the three teams in the fight as their destiny is out of their hands.

They must win against Harbour View away and hope that other results end in their favour. Waterhouse must win against Reno to be safe.

 

RSPL standings

 

Teams MP W D L GF GA GD Pts

UWI 32 17 8 7 42 26 16 59

Humble Lion 32 16 10 6 40 21 19 58

Tivoli Gardens 32 17 4 11 44 30 14 55

MoBay United 32 15 8 9 35 26 9 53

Portmore 32 13 13 6 41 30 11 52

Arnett Gardens 32 13 6 13 44 43 1 45

Reno 32 10 9 13 27 32 -5 39

Harbour View 32 9 9 14 29 42 -13 36

Boys' Town 32 10 5 17 32 53 -21 35

Waterhouse 32 9 7 16 24 31 -7 34

Mav.-Hugh. 32 6 4 12 23 33 -10 32

Jamalco 32 9 3 20 29 43 -14 30

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