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Action surges in Western Confederation Super League

PAUL A REID OBSERVER WRITER

Tuesday, January 28, 2014    

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PITFOUR, St James — Tomorrow's People, last season's mid-season champions and defending champions Wadadah FC will this afternoon seek wins that will bolster their hopes for a place in the mid-season final of the Jamaica Football Federation's Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League.

Tomorrow's People who have scored 17 goals from their last four games, all wins, are in fifth place on 17 points and are facing a tough Granville United team in Pitfour where a victory would give them second place on goal difference over Savannah SC.

Wadadah FC's three-game winning streak was snapped by Granville United last Wednesday but they are still in the running for a mid-season place and have an easier task when they take on a slumping Montego Bay Boys Club at the UDC Field. The champions are on 15 points and don't control their own destiny as far as the mid-season race is concerned.

The race was thrown wide open on Sunday after leaders Reno FC and then second placed Sandals Whitehouse both suffered 2-1 upset losses to Savannah SC and Holland United respectively.

Despite losing at Frome for the first time in two seasons, Reno FC still lead with 22 points, two more than Savannah SC, with Sandals Whitehouse-18, Tomorrow's People-17 and Holland-16 points behind them.

Over the past two seasons Granville United and Tomorrow's People have met three times in the regular season and both have won once with the other game ending in a 1-1 draw and another close contest is expected.

As they proved when they beat Wadadah FC 2-0 last week and earlier when they stopped Reno 3-2, Granville are not to be discounted and despite being out of the mid-season finals race are still a formidable opponent for any team on any given day.

Wadadah FC should bounce back from their loss against a Boys Club team still seeking their first win for 2014.

On Sunday, Savannah SC, champions two years ago, won back-to-back games for the second time with a big come-from-behind victory over Reno who were threatening to run away from the field.

Denmark Gillings scored his joint league leading ninth goal in the 12th minute to give Reno the lead but Shamar Bernard brought the 'home' team level in the 44th minute just before the half-time break before Shanar Cattan gave them all three points in the 79th minute.

Sandals Whitehouse's five game win streak also came to a halt when Holland United came from back-to-back losses to win their fourth game of the campaign.

Sandals gifted the home team the lead in the 9th minute with an own goal and Romaine Lewis doubled the advantage in the 14th minute. Tristan Sommerville pulled one back for Sandals in the 65th but that was all they could muster on the day.

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