MBU, Sandals South Coast seek to rebound

Observer West writer

Thursday, November 09, 2017

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CATHERINE HALL, St James — Montego Bay United (MBU) and Sandals South Coast, both in the lower half of the Red Stripe Premier League, will be seeking to rebound with wins as the island's top club football competition continues this Sunday.

MBU host Waterhouse and their newly appointed Coach Donovan Duckie at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Sunday starting at 6:30pm after Sandals South Coast play Boys Town in a clash of the two bottom teams at Frome Sports Club, starting at 3:00pm.

Montego Bay United had their three-game unbeaten streak snapped on Monday night, losing 1-0 to Arnett Gardens in Kingston, and slipped to ninth position, while promoted Sandals South Coast were beaten 0-4 away to Humble Lion in Effortville, Clarendon and are at the foot of the table.

Meanwhile, FC Reno, who had a big 3-0 win over Portmore United at Frome on Sunday to move back into the top six, will be away to Harbour View on Monday night.

Just a point separates MBU and Waterhouse, who were beaten 1-2 by Tivoli Gardens, giving up two late goals. The game will see Duckie returning to face the MBU team he coached four years ago.

The return of the senior players have served to bring some competitiveness to the MBU team as they seek to get the better of a Waterhouse outfit that have struggled since last season, just escaping relegation.

MBU beat Waterhouse two times in three meetings last season, and they will face a team that has given up 13 goals through eight games and could take some time learning a new system from a new coach.

MBU have found goals hard to come by so far this season, and could relish going at the porous Waterhouse defence at home with Dino Williams, who has played in two games so far, hoping to play a bigger role.

Lesly St Fleur and Jermaine Woozencroft are working their way back to match fitness, while of the new players brought into the team, Odane Nish, who has scored two goals so far, looked the best and could be part of Coach Rod Underwood's rotation going forward.

The Premier League has proven tougher than the coach of Sandals South Coast, Aaron Lawrence, had expected, and they are the only team yet to win a game, conceding a league-high 17 goals, while scoring a league-low of four in eight games.

Sunday they will face a Boys' Town team that are just marginally better off, on six points, three more than Sandals South Coast, but have earned four of their points away from home.




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