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Western-based RSPL teams seek to avoid relegation

BY PAUL A REID
Observer West writer

Thursday, February 07, 2019

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TUCKER, St James —Embattled western teams, Montego Bay United and FC Reno must start winning games if they are to avoid relegation at the end of the Red Stripe Premier League season.

With eight games left in the regular season, both western teams are occupying the two bottom spots in the standings, FC Reno in 11th place on 22 points, two behind 10th placed Dunbeholden FC with Montego Bay United at rock bottom on 19 points, having lost nine of their last 10 games.

On Sunday, MBU are to face Harbour View at WesPow Park in a third round game knowing anything but a win would drive yet another nail in their coffin.

The teams have shared victories in their two previous games, MBU winning at Harbour View, but were beaten 3-0 at home with Deshane Beckford scoring a double.

Beckford has since returned to MBU, his parent club, and has injected some life in a stale offence, along with Johann Weatherly who also started the season with Harbour View.

Sunday's game will pit the two worst defences in the competition, giving up a combined 76 goals, MBU conceding a league worst 39, two more than the east Kingston club.

Ninth-placed Harbour View are winless in their last four games after a brief resurgence when they dragged themselves out of the relegation zone, but are still not out of danger, just three points above the drop zone.


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