Reggae Youths, Wadadah slip in Western Confed Super League

Monday, March 19, 2018

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GRANVILLE, St James — Semi-final aspirants Reggae Youths FC and Wadadah FC were both checked in their strides on Saturday, going down to upset losses to Granville United and Hopewell United, respectively, in the third round of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League.

Reggae Youths could have booked their semi-final spot with a win, but went down 0-1, after playing the last 77 minutes with 10 men due to former Granville United player Cion Peterkin being sent off for serious foul play. In the other encounter, Wadadah lost 2-3 to Hopewell.

With the win, Hopewell United who have a game in hand, improved to 23 points and jumped to fourth place, one point above third-placed Granville United, who are tied on points with Harmony FC.

Faulkland FC lead with 30 points, one more than Reggae Youths. Faulkland can secure their place in the semi-finals with a win over Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club tomorrow.

On Saturday at the Granville Community Centre, Ewan Barton scored his sixth goal of the season, in the 57th minute as Granville United extended their unbeaten run to nine straight games.

Over that span, Granville United scored 16 of their 20 goals and have given up just two after allowing 10 in their five previous games.

At the UDC field, Conrad Reid scored his sixth goal of the season when he gave Hopewell United the lead in the 26th minute and Sanjay McGregor added a second in the 83rd minute before Tyshan Hill pulled one back for Wadadah in the 88th minute.

The win avenged Hopewell United's loss to Wadadah in the third round last season.

— Paul Reid

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