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FC Reno seek to maintain unbeaten RSPL run

BY PAUL A REID
Observer West writer

Thursday, October 05, 2017

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FROME, Westmoreland - FC Reno will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten run in the season when they host Humble Lion at Frome on Sunday, starting at 3:30pm, as the Red Stripe Premier League continues.

FC Reno are off to a fast start, winning one and drawing the other to be tied in second place on four points, and will be facing a Humble Lion team — a point behind and coming of a loss.

Also on Sunday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, two-time champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will be searching for their first win this season when they host promoted Cavalier SC, set to start at 7:00 pm.

Sandals South Coast, the third western-based team, got off to a bad start losing both games played, while giving up seven goals in the process, and will be away to Harbour View on Sunday.

At Frome, the Reno fans are expected to be out in their numbers to cheer on their team that will be seeking to match last season's start with seven points after their first three games.

The veteran Craig Foster has scored both goals for Reno so far, and is expected to put the team on his shoulders once more as they take on the Humble Lion team that topped the tables of the regular season last year, but then failed to get past the semi-finals.

Humble Lion have given up four goals so far in just two games — three against UWI FC at home on Sunday— and the FC Reno strikers will be eager to exploit their defensive weaknesses.

At the Montego Bay Sports Complex, coach Rod Underwood's young MBU team have been going through a tough learning curve, but will hope to keep Cavalier winless after Sunday.

Montego Bay United will be without the influential Donovan Carey who was given marching orders early in their loss to Boys Town on Monday night.

Another experienced player, Jermaine Woozencroft, who was an unused substitute on Monday, could be pressed into service to give the team much needed leadership and guidance on the field.

The MBU team have shown glimpses of being able to cope with the pace of RSPL, and Cavalier, who are still struggling after promotion, could be the team against which they get their first win.

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