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Real Mona seek revenge against August Town

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp

Real Mona FC will look to maintain first place when they face August Town in a rescheduled Jamaica National/Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League Zone A football clash at the University of the West Indies Bowl today, starting at 4 p.m.

A win for Real Mona would put them closer to a place in the semi-finals, while August Town are out of contention.

Following a 2-0 victory over Mountain View last Saturday, Real Mona moved on top with 25 points from 12 games. UWI, come next on 24 points, ahead of Maxfield Park (20), Shortwood United (15), August Town (11), and Allman/Woodford (8).

"Right now, we want to ensure our position in the group, and to keep doing that, we have to win the remaining games," coach of Real Mona, David Laylor, told The Gleaner yesterday.

"We have quality players, so it's for them to focus. We will take it one step at a time," he said.

Looking at today's game, Laylor pointed out that in the first meeting, his team suffered a 1-0 loss at home, and they will seek revenge.

"We are perked up for this game, as we were upset about the first result against August Town," he noted.

For victory, Real Mona will rely on St George's College schoolboy striker, Shevon Stewart, Raymond Thompson, Kemar Campbell, and Chad Bennett.

On the other hand, August Town will be at home, and although not in the running for a semi-final place, will look to defend home turf.

Meanwhile, in Zone B, Brown's Town lead the way on 23 points, followed by Rockfort (21), Bull Bay (20), Rae Town (18), Santos (14), and Mountain View (9).

Meanwhile, in the JN/KSAFA Major League, Maverley/Hughenden are in cruise control for a semi-final spot. The Oneil 'Bigga' Smith-coached team leads Zone A on 31 points, from 10 wins and a draw. Duhaney Park follow with 29 points, while Meadforest (23) and Molynes (19) are the other teams with a semi-final chance.

There is also a four-way battle for the two semi-final spots in Zone B, as Olympic Gardens are in pole position on 25 points, followed by Whitfield Town (23), New Kingston (20) and Seaview Gardens (19).