High Hopes

MBU seek to improve form on home turf in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer

Thursday, February 20, 2014    

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TUCKER, St James - MONTEGO Bay United (MBU) will hope to snap out of their wretched form in the Red Stripe Premier League when they play two games at their WesPow Park home in four days this week.

Today former Rusea's High and MBU striker Brian 'Rambo' Brown returns to western Jamaica with leaders Harbour View in what could be a pivotal game before MoBay United host Cavalier on Sunday. Both games are set to start at 3:00 pm.

Despite losing just once in their last 11 games Montego Bay United have dropped to third place, having won just twice, while drawing eight times, scoring a measly four goals in the process.

Montego Bay United had scored 14 goals in the first nine games and were vying for the lead before they hit the skids, and then lost coach Donovan Duckie in the process after he unexpectedly resigned.

Montego Bay United's most recent win came at home and after beating both Harbour View and Cavalier in their first-round games, will hope these games can reignite their fortunes.

Harbour View has hit a slump of their own and will come into today's game riding a four -game winless streak, and are coming off a

3-2 loss to Waterhouse on Monday night.

The east Kingston-based club still leads the points tables with 37 points, ahead of Waterhouse who are on 33 points, two more than Montego Bay United, with a resurgent Arnett Gardens a point behind.

Hugh Solomon who has been on the MBU bench the last two games will be hoping Dino Williams will be able to play at least a half of the game after overcoming an injury.

Williams, who was on the verge of returning to the national team, led the MoBay United strike force along with Allan Ottey and Lesly St Fleur, and their collective speed dismantled opposing defences. But they have hit a proverbial wall in their last 11 games, a full round of matches.

On Sunday, ninth-place Cavalier, tied with two other teams on 25 points, and will be seeking their first win over Montego Bay United since returning to the Premier League last season.





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