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Tomorrow's People, Reno in Confed clash

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Sunday, December 23, 2012    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Joint leaders Tomorrow's People and Reno FC will clash in the feature game of the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) Captain's Bakery Western Confederation Super League at Frome at 3:00 pm today.

Both teams are unbeaten after two games played so far in Zone 2 and this game will be the first big clash of the season between two teams that could contend for the title later in the season.

Meanwhile, five more games will be played in the final set of games to be played in this calendar year before taking a break until January 6, 2013.

Joint Zone 1 leaders Harmony FC will host Village United at Bounty Hall, while Catherine Hall, who are also on four points, will be home at the UDC field against Petersfield FC.

Last season's beaten finalists, Wadadah FC, will be away to Logwood at Green Island, while Holland United and Bamboo will meet at the Elliston Wakeland Centre.

Most attention will be at Frome, however, where the best two teams so far will meet for the first time. The home team was relegated from the Premier League last season but has managed to retain a strong youthful set of players who could make a strong run for the title.

Under the guidance of the astute Wendell Downswell, the likes of Orpheous McPherson, Ronario Downswell and Delano Rankine, along with Orane Warren and A-Jay Richards, will be tough to beat.

Tomorrow's People, who are yet to concede a goal, have added Paul 'Tegat' Davis, one of the top coaches in any league in the island, and along with an experienced team, will put fear in most teams.

Tomorrow's People have a strong defence with four players with Premier League experience, including Rohan Bernard, Damien 'Bad News' Nelson, Omar Christie and Andre Moore, along with goalkeeper Neil Lynch, who started the season with Montego Bay United.

Village United appear to be still trying to get accustomed to the Super League after dropping out of the Premier League last season, losing their first game before edging Petersfield at home last week and will be away to Harmony in a Trelawny derby.

Harmony have drawn one game and won the other, against Wadadah, to share the lead in Zone 1 with Catherine Hall and today's game will be a test of their credentials.

Wadadah are also on the prowl for a win after a surprise loss and will face Logwood, who are still searching for a win.

Former champions Granville FC have lost both games played so far, but coach Gregory Palmer said, "It is too early to start panicking".

Today they host promoted Norwood Strikers, who have lost both games played so far, and like Granville, have not scored a goal.

Granville had just 12 players for their game against Tomorrow's People, losing 0-1 and could get their first three points against an inexperienced Norwood team.

Holland United are coming off a moral-boosting win over Norwood, but will host a Bamboo team that outplayed Norwood on Tuesday and will be seeking to make a statement.

Today's schedule:

Logwood vs Wadadah @ Green Island

Reno vs Tomorrow's People @ Frome

Harmony vs Village @ Bounty Hall

Granville vs Norwood Strikers @ Sam Sharpe TC

Catherine Hall vs Petersfield @ UDC

Holland United vs Bamboo @ Elliston Wakeland

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