We are ready! - UWI throws off poor late form ahead of semi-final

May 06, 2017
UWI FC players (from left) Kemar Flemmings, Kemoy Atkinson, Girvon Brown and Anthony Greenland. Brown and Greenland were on target as UWI FC drubbed Tivoli Gardens 4-0 in their Red Stripe Premier League match at the National Stadium on February 12.

 

Despite losing momentum in the last part of the Red Stripe Premier League preliminary stage, UWI FC assistant coach Andrew Peart said that his team is fit and ready for the semi-final battle against Portmore United.

Both teams will clash in the RSPL first leg semi-final in the two-way tie tomorrow at the Wembley Centre of Excellence playing field in Clarendon, starting at 3 p.m.

Having not won in the last four games, UWI lost ground and ended the preliminary stage on 59 points, two behind Humble Lion who won the $1 million bonus.

"Yes, we are ready. The results in the last four games have proved that we lost momentum. But, we came up against some tough opponents who were fighting for different reasons," Peart explained about his team's two losses and two drawn encounters leading into the semis.

 

Own expectations

 

"We are not down on ourselves, we will be ready for Portmore. We have our own expectations. It is just another game, so we are not nervous about our first game in the semi-final of the league," he added.

Peart said that all the players are fit and ready for the tough challenge against former champions Portmore who have [progressed to the second stage of the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship this month.

"You have to recognise that it is a two-way semi-final, so we are planning to ensure that we don't leave there on Sunday going behind," Peart concluded.

In the other RSPL semi-final first leg, Arnett Gardens will host Humble Lion at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Monday night, starting at 8 p.m.

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