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Last chance for MBU

BY PAUL A REID
Observer West Writer

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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TUCKER, St James — If they are to maintain their slim hopes of making it to the play-offs in the Red Stripe Premier League, two-time champions Montego Bay United (MBU) must win their game against regular-season champions Portmore United at Wes p ow Park on Sunday.

MBU slipped to eighth place in the points tables on Sunday after losing 1-2 at Waterhouse, but are still only three points adrift of a top six position.

The Tim Hankinson coached team are on 41 points after dropping five crucial points in their last two games and anything but a win on Sunday would see them fall further out of contention.

Even with a win, MBU could still find the going tough in their quest to make it to the play-offs for the fifth-straight year, while FC Reno, who have slipped all the way to 10th position after two losses in their last four games, are also hoping for a miracle.

FC Reno are on 39 points and will be away to sixth-place Cavalier SC at Stadium East.

After scoring seven goals in a seven-game stretch to drag the team into play-off contention, former national striker Dino Williams has drawn blank in his last five games and will need to rise to the occasion on Sunday.

Ronaldo Rodney and Lesly St Fleur have also chipped in with crucial goals, but MBU must find goals against a Portmore United team which has little to play for.

MBU are yet to beat Portmore United this season, drawing 0-0 in the first round before being thrashed 1-5, to record their heaviest ever loss in the RSPL in the second round.

MBU last win against Portmore United came in the final of the 2015-16 seasons, when Portmore beat the western club three times.

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