Hunt for Premier League promotion kicks off today


Hunt for Premier League promotion kicks off today

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) play-offs kick off today with three matches as seven teams hunt two promotional spots for the Red Stripe Premier League.

The teams are Baptiste Alliance from St Thomas; Downs FC of Manchester; Molynes United from Kingston and St Andrew; St Ann's Lime Hall CC; Vere United of Clarendon and both Wadadah and Faulkland FC from St James.

This year saw a change in the format of four teams playing six games in home-and-away ties to seven teams playing six games.

The island's 14 parishes were split into seven with adjoining federations being paired in a play-off from which the seven teams emerged. Kingston/St Andrew; St Catherine/Clarendon; St Thomas/Portland; St Mary/St Ann and Manchester/St Elizabeth had respective play-offs.

However, in the long-standing Western Confederation League, both St James outfits Wadadah and Faulkland FC emerged from the 12 teams from St James, Trelawny, Westmoreland and Hanover.

The seven teams will play six games, that's each other once, with the top two teams qualifying for the Red Stripe Premier League to replace Montego Bay United of St James and Westmoreland's Reno who were relegated.

Starting today, Baptiste Alliance host Molynes United at York Sports Complex at 3:30; Downs FC tackle Lime Hall CC at Downs Community Centre and Vere United travel to Jarrett Park for a 6:30 pm encounter with Wadadah FC. Today will be a rest day for Faulkland FC.

— Howard Walker

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