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H View hold advantage in race for fourth spot

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 3:00 AMNodley Wright
Arnett Gardens' Kemal Malcolm
Harbour View's Brian 'Rambo' Brown
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Former champions Harbour View will go into today's set of matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with the advantage as the battle for the fourth place continues.

The stars of the East, as Harbour View are dubbed, currently occupy the fourth spot on 39 points, the same as UWI FC, but with a superior goal difference. What gives them the edge today is the match-up. While Harbour View will play away to the inconsistent Boys Town, UWI FC will host defending champions and the team occupying second spot, Arnett Gardens.

Of the opposing teams, Boys' Town are the easier of the two while only a brave person would bet against Arnett Gardens defeating UWI FC. Arnett Gardens are filled with ammunition and with the likes of the in-form Michaelous Martin, their leading scorer Kemal Malcolm, Leon Strickland and Newton Sterling. Any of those forwards can provide the goods on the day.

With UWI FC's slow defensive unit and Deno Schaffe being out, it will take a major effort to keep Arnett Gardens off the score sheet.

UWI FC are also capable of finding the back of the net through Girvon Brown, Anthony, Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings.

Since his return to the island from the USA, Brian Brown has been in good goal-scoring form and is expected to lead the Harbour View attack against Boys' Town.

 

Today's Games

 

- 3:30 p.m.: Boys' Town vs Harbour View - Barbican Stadium

3:30 p.m.: Reno vs Tivoli Gardens - Frome Complex

3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse - Effortville Community Centre

3:30 p.m.: Rivoli United FC vs Cavalier - Prison Oval

3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens - UWI Bowl, Mona

 

Tomorrow's game:

 

8:40 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Portmore United - Montego Bay Sports Complex

 

POINTS STANDING

 

P W D L GF GA GD Pts

MoBay U 29 15 11 3 47 17 30 56

Arnett 29 16 6 7 44 22 22 54

Portmore 29 16 6 7 36 24 12 54

H View 29 9 12 8 34 29 5 39

UWI 29 10 9 10 33 39 -6 39

H Lion 29 9 11 9 23 27 -4 38

Boys' T 29 9 8 12 33 44 -11 35

Tivoli 29 9 6 14 31 37 -6 33

Cavalier 29 8 9 12 23 29 -6 33

Reno 29 7 11 11 28 45 -17 32

W'house 29 6 10 13 26 35 -9 28

Rivoli 29 6 9 14 31 41 -11 27