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Struggling MBU host Cavalier in crucial RSPL third round game

Observer West writer

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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TUCKER, St James — The stakes will be high on Sunday when embattled Montego Bay United (MBU) host title contenders Cavalier FC in their third round Red Stripe Premier League game at Wes p ow Park, starting at 3:30pm.

MBU have shown marginal improvement since the arrival of coach Luciano Gama, drawing their last two games, but are still in deep trouble and facing relegation at the end of the season.

The St James outfit are in 12th place in the league, on 21 points, and face a Cavalier FC team that are in third place on 48 points, just goal-difference behind second-placed Waterhouse, whom they beat 1-0 on Monday.

While MBU have managed to lessen the distance on 10th -placed Dunbeholden FC, and 11th- placed FC Reno, they are not yet out of the woods and will be seeking their first win over Cavalier FC since the Kingston-based team returned to the RSPL last season.

In five games between the two clubs, Cavalier FC have had the better of the two-time champions, beating them 5-1 and 2-1 in their two games played this season, both at Stadium East, and won two of three games last season with one ending in a 0-0 draw.

After losing 10 straight before the arrival of the Brazillian, MBU have earned a point in each of their last two outings, a dramatic come-from-behind 3-3 draw at home to Harbour View before giving up an early lead away to Humble Lion, then settling for a 1-1 draw.

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