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Royal Plantation, Couples square off

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Contributed Mauracio Gordon of Couples.

Defending champions Couples Tower Isle and high-riding Sandals Royal Plantation will clash today in a battle of the two highest-scoring teams in the Sandals St Ann Business House football competition at Drax Hall starting at 6 p.m.

In the opening encounter at 4 p.m., Jewels Runaway Bay and C&J Enterprise will meet in another important showdown.

Couples have been on fire since the start of the season, scoring 25 goals in three matches while conceding only two, while Sandals Royal Plantation have chalked up 13 goals in two matches.

Couples Tower Isle have two of the most potent strikers in the competition in the duo of Mauracio Gordon and Gregory Tate. Gordon, the man they call 'Shavar', is the one that defences have been having a hard time containing. He hit a hat-trick in his last match and is fit and raring to go. Gordon kicks well with either feet and has wily dribbling skills.

 

UNDERDOGS

 

Sandals Royal Plantation will start as underdogs, but with Kirk Lyle, skipper Sheldon Ashpole and Jaquan Lindo in their line-up, they are quietly confident that they are up to the task to at least give the star-studded Couples team a run for their money.

Jewels Runaway Bay started the competition like a house on fire, but were clipped 1-0 by a resurgent Police team earlier this week and will be looking to rebound.

In matches played last week, Sandals Ochi held favourites Gran Bahai Principe to a 1-1 draw, while Sandals Royal Plantation slammed Jewels Dunn's River 6-2. Police defeated Jewels Runaway Bay 1-0 and Sandals Royal Plantation dumped Beaches Ocho Rios 6-1.

Sandals Regional Public Relations Manager Ian Spencer said he was pleased with the standard of play in the competition so far and was looking forward to the teams taking it to an even higher level in the matches to come.