Troubled UWI face leaders Portmore

November 01, 2017
UWI will once again be without head coach Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle, who missed Sunday's game because of 'personal matters'.

UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) manager Kerry Robinson anticipates a "hard task" against Premier League (RSPL) leaders Portmore today at Prison Oval, Spanish Town, starting at 3 p.m.

UWI suffered their first loss of the season, 1-4 to reigning champions Arnett Gardens at UWI Bowl on Sunday. Reports have surfaced that the club's players are disgruntled, having not received salaries since the season kicked off in September.

Robinson, who had previously dismissed the allegations, yesterday told STAR Sports, "It is that we are going through changes", adding that the defeat was caused by lack of preparation going into the game against Arnett, which they have moved past and now focused on Portmore.

'PERSONAL MATTERS'

"The team is back in training. We have to go for it. We have a hard task and are just going out there to do a job," Robinson said.

UWI will once again be without head coach Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle, who missed Sunday's game because of 'personal matters'. His deputy, Andrew Peart, will be in charge.

UWI will rely on the league's leading scorer, Ryan Miller, who netted his sixth goal in the team's 1-4 defeat to Arnett. He should get support from Fabian McCarthy, Oshane Jenkins, Rochane Smith, Davion Ferguson, and others.

Portmore United were inactive on Sunday. Their fixture against Boys' Town was rained out. The Shavar Thomas coached team will look to Ricardo Morris, who has scored four times, and Jermie Lynch, who has scored three goals, so far, to continue their dominant form.

Portmore are atop the league, on 13 points, ahead of Arnett (12), UWI (11) and FC Reno (9).

Today's games

• 3 p.m. - Portmore United vs UWI at Prison Oval

• 6 p.m. - Arnett vs FC Reno at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex

• 6:30 p.m. MoBay vs Tivoli at Montego Bay Sports Complex

• 7 p.m. - Harbour View vs Boys' Town at Harbour View Stadium

P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Portmore 5 4 1 0 14 1 13 13

Arnett 6 3 3 0 11 5 6 12

UWI 6 3 2 1 10 7 3 11

FC Reno 6 2 3 1 4 3 1 9

Tivoli 6 2 2 2 3 3 0 8

Cavalier 6 2 1 3 5 5 0 7

Harbour View 6 1 4 1 2 2 0 7

MBU 6 2 1 3 6 8 -2 7

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

Humble Lion 6 1 2 3 5 10 -5 5

Waterhouse 6 0 4 2 3 10 -7 4

Sandals S C 6 0 3 3 3 11 -8 3

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