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UWI FC, Waterhouse clash in RSPL feature

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:35 AMNodley Wright - Gleaner Writer
Shorn Hector/Photographer Stephen Williams (right) of Waterhouse and Vere United’s Anjay Gayle battling for the ball during their Red Stripe Premier League match at the Waterhouse Stadium on Thursday, September 12.

Waterhouse FC will be seeking to put the disappointment of failing to advance in the Concacaf Champions League behind them when they journey to the Mona Bowl to challenge home team UWI FC in the Red Stripe Premier League.

Last year’s beaten finalists sit second in the league, five points behind tenants Molynes United FC with a game in hand, having not played last week to facilitate their Concacaf club involvement. Against UWI FC, the visitors will be fancying their chances as not only have they been finding goals easy to come by, but they have been defending quite well.

So far, Waterhouse have scored 10 times from their four games and are yet to concede, while UWI FC have scored six but have conceded seven times.

At the Edward Seaga Stadium, home team Tivoli Gardens, who find themselves rooted at the foot of the table, will be looking to get three valuable points from visitors Portmore United. Three points, or even a point from this game, will not be easy for Tivoli as the defending champions now seem to be getting in tune with the instructions of coach Ricardo Gardner as they have now registered back-to-back wins.

Effortville is expected to be a hive of activity as it will be the site of the Clarendon derby as the newly promoted Vere United will be visiting to take on Humble Lion. Humble Lion lost their unbeaten record last weekend as Portmore United got the better of them at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. They should be more comfortable at home, though the visitors will not be making it easy as second from bottom is not where they want to be.

Mount Pleasant Academy have not had the best season so far, managing just six points from their five games. Despite their squad being talent-rich, they have not been able to get the job done, and today’s opponents, Molynes United FC, have shown that they have what it takes to be a force in this league and will be coming hard to preserve their winning record. One player who will be looking to make a big impact is Devon Hodges, who, only last season, lined up for Mount Pleasant.

Today’s Games

- 7 p.m.: Arnett Gardens vs Cavalier – Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex

- 3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Vere United – Effortville Community Centre

- 5 p.m.: Molynes United vs Mount Pleasant FA – Waterhouse Stadium

- 3:30 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens vs Portmore United – Edward Seaga Sports Complex

- 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Waterhouse – UWI Mona Bowl

Tomorrow’s game

- 8:30 p.m.: Harbour View FC vs Dunbeholden FC @ Harbour View Stadium