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Faulkland, Wadadah hunt repeat wins in Super League

BY PAUL A REID
Observer writer

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Faulkland FC, leaders in Zone Two of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League, and former champions Wadadah FC will be seeking repeat wins over promoted teams Roaring River FC and Grand Palladium FC, respectively, when the second round kicks off with two games in Montego Bay this afternoon.

Both St James teams had scored big wins in the corresponding first-round games, Faulkland FC winning 6-2 and Wadadah FC 5-0.

A third game between former champions Granville United and Clarks Town has been postponed, while Harmony FC and Montego Bay Boys Club will meet at Bounty Hall in the lone game scheduled tomorrow.

On Wednesday, Reggae Youths stayed on course for back-to-back appearances on the mid-season final, after increasing their lead atop the points table in Zone One with a 1-0 win over Harmony FC in their rescheduled game at Bounty Hall.

Hopewell United also beat Beaches Negril 2-1 at the Colin Miller Sports Complex in Lucea.

Today Faulkland FC, who are early title contenders, are the most prolific scoring team in the competition with 16 goals, and will be gunning for another win at the expense of the promoted team that has conceded the most goals in the competition, 11 so far.

Since conceding six in their opening game, however, Roaring River have shown improvement, allowing only five in their next four games and over the period scored a win and had two draws.

Faulkland FC will be without striker Allan Ottey who has since transferred to Red Stripe Premier League club Waterhouse, but the former national player scored just two goals in his stint.

Ronaldo McLeish, who leads all players with five goals, is expected to lead the Faulkland FC attack along with Radcliff Dawkins, while Eran Vassell, who has scored three of Roaring River FC's six goals, will carry the hopes of his team to produce an upset.

Since their big opening day win, Wadadah FC have drawn their next three games and have fallen to third in the standings behind Grand Palladium who have won their last two games coming into today's fixture.

The Hanover team beat Roaring River and Granville United by a combined 4-0 scoreline and their confidence will be high against a Wadadah FC team struggling to find form and to get results.

On Wednesday, Shanoy Anderson scored his joint-league-leading fifth goal for Reggae Youths, netting in the 40th minute as Harmony FC's inconsistent form continued, having failed to win at home so far.

Harmony FC were coming off a 2-0 win away over Catherine Hall FC on Saturday and all seven points have come away from Bounty Hall.

Hopewell FC continued their good season, handing Beaches Negril back-to-back defeats and have now picked up one point in their last three games after winning their first two.

Conrad Reid gave Hopewell United the lead at half-time after scoring in the 30th minute, while Kemar Dawkins got his second goal of the season in the 77th minute to level scores before Kenroy Campbell scored the winner with a minute to go in the 89th minute.

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