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UWI look to rebound against Portmore United

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
UWI's captain Rochane Smith (centre) in action against Humble Lion's Michael Moreland (left) and Jermaine Christian in a Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the UWI Bowl last season.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) will look to rebound when they host Portmore United in a top-of-the-table clash in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) today at the UWI Bowl, Mona. Match time is 3:00p.m.

The game is one of six scheduled to end Round One of the nation's elite competition.

UWI was pulled down from their position as sole leaders after a 1-0 loss against reigning champions Montego Bay United on November 6.

They are now joined by Humble Lion at the top on 20 points; however, the Clarendon-based team has control of the 12-team standings by virtue of a better goal difference.

UWI, who are in their second season in the RSPL went on an unbeaten seven game run that started on September 18 and will look to get back on track against third placed Portmore United in today's big clash.

The Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle coached team will look to the likes of skipper Rochane Smith, who is the competition's joint leading top goal scorer on six goals, the same as Boys' Town's Shamar Nicholson.

Smith is expected to get support from Dawyne Smith, Andrae Bernal, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Flemmings.

Portmore started the season a bit slowly but has picked up momentum and should give UWI a stern test. Portmore's top players include captain Ewan 'Butter' Grandison, Stephen Williams, Kambuji McCalla and Damion Binns.

In another game of high interest, Humble Lion are given the nod against the inconsistent Tivoli Gardens.

Today's games

3 p.m. - UWI FC vs Portmore United FC at UWI Bowl, Mona

3 p.m. - Tivoli Gardens FC vs Humble Lion FC at Edward Seaga Sports Complex

3 p.m. - Jamalco FC vs Montego Bay United FC at Wembley Centre of Excellence, Clarendon

3 p.m. - Boys' Town FC vs Arnett Gardens FC at Barbican Complex

3 p.m. - Waterhouse FC vs FC Reno at Drewsland Stadium

3 p.m. - Maverley-Hughenden FC vs Harbour View FC at Constant Spring Complex

 

RSPL standings

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Humble Lion 10 6 2 2 13 6 7 20

UWI FC 10 6 2 2 13 8 5 20

Portmore 10 5 3 2 10 8 2 18

MBU 9 5 1 3 10 7 3 16

Arnett 9 4 3 2 12 7 5 15

Tivoli 10 4 2 4 12 9 3 14

FC Reno 10 3 4 3 9 9 0 13

Jamalco 10 3 1 6 12 15 -3 10

Mav-Hugh. 10 1 7 2 11 14 -3 10

Waterhouse 10 3 1 6 9 12 -3 10

Harbour View 10 2 3 5 8 12 -4 9

Boys' Town 10 2 1 7 9 21 -12 7