Sparks to fly as unbeaten UWI, Arnett meet in Mona

October 28, 2017
University of the West Indies coach, Marcel Gayle, addresses his players at half time during a Premier League match against Reno at UWI Bowl last season.
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Arnett Gardens' Kenniel Hyde (right) in a tussle with Kemar Flemmings (left) of UWI in a Red Stripe Premier League match on January 8. Arnett Gardens won 5-3.
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The University of the West Indies (UWI) will host Arnett Gardens in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the UWI Mona Bowl tomorrow, starting at 3 p.m.

Both teams will put their unbeaten run this season on the line. UWI are in second position on 11 points, just two off leaders Portmore United (13). Arnett are in third position on nine points in the early going.

Coach of home side, UWI, Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle, said that playing at home, his team is going for maximum points against reigning champions Arnett Gardens.

"This game will see two attacking teams. I am expecting a competitive game. We are at home, so the aim is to win the game," Gayle told STAR Sports yesterday.

UWI will rely on Ryan Miller who is the competition's leading goalscorer on five goals, as well as goalkeeper and captain Amal Knight, Fabian McCarthy, Oshane Jenkins, Rochane Smith and Girvon Brown.

Meanwhile, coach of Arnett, Jerome 'Jerry' Waite, is also expecting fireworks from both teams.

"They (UWI) are a team that is doing well since the season started. We are also doing well. Both teams are unbeaten, so I expect end-to-end action," Waite said.

"We will go there to apply ourselves in terms of our system of play," he added.

Arnett main players include Reggae Boyz Damion Hyatt, Marvin Morgan, Fabian Reid, in addition to captain and central defender Oneil 'Bigga' Thompson and Lennox Russell.

Tomorrow's games

• 3 p.m. - Boys' Town vs Portmore United at Barbican

• 3 p.m. - FC Reno vs Montego Bay United at Frome Complex, Westmoreland

• 3 p.m. - Humble Lion vs Harbour View at Effortville Community Centre, Clarendon

• 3 p.m. - Tivoli Gardens vs Sandals South Coast at Edward Seaga Complex

• 3 p.m. - UWI vs Arnett Gardens at UWI Bowl, Mona

Monday night

• 8:30 p.m. - Waterhouse vs Cavalier at Drewsland Stadium

RSPL standings

P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Portmore 5 4 1 0 14 1 13 13

UWI 5 3 2 0 9 3 6 11

Arnett 5 2 3 0 7 4 3 9

FC Reno 5 2 3 0 4 2 2 9

Tivoli 5 2 1 2 3 3 0 7

H View 5 1 3 1 2 2 0 6

Boys' Town 5 1 2 2 4 5 -1 5

Cavalier 5 1 1 3 3 5 -2 4

MBU 5 1 1 3 5 8 -3 4

Humble Lion 5 1 1 3 5 10 -5 4

Waterhouse 5 0 4 1 3 8 -5 4

Sandals SC 5 0 2 3 3 11 -8 2

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