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Arnett look to heap more misery on Harbour View

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Dasha Satchwell (right) of Arnett Gardens moving away from Shawn Genus (Reno FC) in a recent Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz.

Former champions Harbour View will look to rebound from two consecutive losses today when they host Arnett Gardens in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) third round, preliminary game at Harbour View Stadium starting at 3 p.m.

The Stars of the East are coming off 3-2 and 2-0 defeats to Boys' Town and Reno FC, respectively, in five days. Now, they will host the four-time national champions in a critical game for both teams. .

Harbour View have brought back former club stars such as Sean Fraser, Luton Shelton, McKauley Tulloch and Akeem Priestly to bolster their attack, but the team remains inconsistent. They are currently in ninth position on 27 points, just four above the relegation zone, and will hunt full points against the Junglists.

The Ludlow Bernard-coached team needs to get tighter in defence as they have conceded 32 goals in 25 matches.

Arnett are coming off a 1-0 win against Humble Lion and are now in sixth position on 38 points, just three adrift of fifthplace Portmore United, who are on 41 points. With the top six teams advancing to the championship play-offs at the completion of the third and final preliminary round, the battle for places is becoming hotter and hotter.

Arnett will look to super-sub Kemal Malcolm, Newton Sterling, captain Oneil 'Bigga' Thompson, Dicoy Williams and Ranike Anderson to get past the hosts.

 

Today's games

 

- 3 p.m.: Harbour View vs Arnett Gardens at Harbour View Stadium

- 3:30 p.m.: Jamalco vs Maverley-Hughenden at Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon

- 6 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Humble Lion at Drewsland Stadium

 

Tomorrow's games

 

- 5:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Tivoli Gardens at National Stadium

- 8 p.m.: Portmore United vs Boys' Town at National Stadium