Reno, MBU look to progress in RSPL

January 30, 2018

Montego Bay United (MBU) and FC Reno are looking to climb up the standings after both picked up four points in their last two games in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).

Meanwhile, the other western team, Sandals South Coast, seems to be sinking in deeper waters.

Reno, who slipped out of the six playoff spots after they struggled in the second round to pick up points, is now just marginally out of contention by goal difference in seventh place, locked on 29 points with sixth-place UWI FC.

Coach of FC Reno Vassell Reynolds, who believes things will go right down to the wire for the top six spots, said they are still in the mix and just have to keep tallying points going forward.

"The hope to break into the top six is still there. What we would have factored in at the start of this round is to try and gather all the points available to us at home and at least a point from the games away. It has been the reverse last week. Ee got three points away and one here today, so we are still on par," said Reynolds after Sunday's 0-0 draw with Waterhouse at the Frome Sports Complex.

MBU, who currently sits in 10th place on the 12-team table, secured their first win under the guidance of newly appointed technical director Timothy Hankinson after a series of drawn results.

Dino Williams came up big for the two-time champions, finding the net twice (65th and 76th minutes) and was supported by young Jonathon Weatherly's stoppage-time goal in their 3-0 victory on Sunday over cellar-dwellers Boys' Town.

On the other hand, Westmoreland-based Sandals South Coast, who suffered their fourth loss in a row on Sunday, going down 3-1 to league leaders Portmore United at Spanish Town Prison Oval, will have a mountain to climb out of relegation as they will have to close an 11-point deficit.

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