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Desperate Arnett, Portmore hunt win

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Anthony Minott, Gleaner Writer

Portmore United's bottom of the table clash with Arnett Gardens today - a rescheduled Digicel Premier League fixture set for the Ferdie Neita Park at 3:30 p.m. - is being branded as a must-win game by the home team.

Portmore went down 0-1 to Village United on Sunday courtesy of a Dico Williams header in the 78th minute.

The win propelled Village to 30 points, the same as Rivoli United and Sporting Central Academy, who were thumped 4-0 by leaders Tivoli Gardens (51). Harbour View also have 51 points, but an inferior goal difference.

However, Harbour View will get a chance to regain the lead when they host fifth-place St. Georges Sports Club (38 points) today in another rescheduled game, at Harbour View Mini Stadium at 7 p.m.


Portmore dropped from ninth to 11th place with 27 points after Sunday's loss and their opponents, Arnett, are at the foot of the 12-team table with 26 points, despite a spirited 1-0 win over Rivoli United on Sunday. Humble Lion are next on 28.

Portmore's coach, Neville 'Bertis' Bell, said today's match is crucial for both teams.

"Wednesday's game against Arnett Gardens is very important. They need the points as much as we do, this should be an interesting match," said Bell. "I hope that when we get the chances against Arnett we can put them away."

Bell added that he was disappointed with his team's finishing on Sunday and hopes it will improve.